Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s wife and actress Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs. Funnybones, who is known for standing strong and to raise her voice against all wrong, has come up with her latest blog which speaks out the sexual harassment which takes place in the workplace.
In her latest blog, she has described really well about the molestation faced by the women at the workplace, who don’t have the courage to raise their voice against all odds.
In latest buzz, The Viral Fever (TVF) founder and CEO Arunabh Kumar was making headlines for the accusations of sexual harassment against him.
Actress-turned-columnist Twinkle Khanna has presented his thought through her recent blog and went ahead to describe those accused as ‘frogs’ in her piece of writing.
Some of the glimpse of her blog says, “In a corner office with a view sits a loathsome frog, his tongue intermittently darting at all the little file-toting flies. This frog is not interested in turning into a prince – he already believes he is one – and stares bug-eyed at the flies, his toys or his employees whatever moniker fits them best in his mind”.
She hasn’t stepped back when there was time to name such frogs that were included in the list who have been accused and charged with sexual harassment, which involved founder of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal, TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Director-General RK Pachauri and ex-Infosys director Phaneesh Murthy.
Defending himself Arunabh Kumar, TVF’s CEO said in a statement, “I am a heterose*ual single man. When I find a woman se*y, I tell her she is se*y. I compliment women, is that wrong?” To which Twinkle very aptly replied, “‘Se*y’ is an acceptable compliment within a work environment only if she is a strip*er and you are her pi*p trying to boost her confidence before she takes the stage.”
After going through his statement, Khanna didn’t stop her ill-tempered and added, “Telling a woman she is sexy in the bedroom is fine, telling her the same thing in the boardroom simply deplorable. So think before you croak or it may just be your turn to be doused in formaldehyde and dissected next”.
She moved further telling about an instance, she faced and made a revelation that she too has faced sexual harassment at her workplace. “A few years ago, a message on my phone reduced me to tears in the car. I had reached the breaking point after months of suggestive messages from a wealthy, powerful client that I had been pretending not to understand because all I wanted to do was to complete the project in a professional manner. And so I ended up as a statistic — the 38% of women who faced sexual harassment at work, according to a survey done by the Indian National Bar association. I am a fairly assertive woman, and married to a man who onscreen punches holes in walls with his bare fists and yet I haven’t been spared, so I shudder to think about what happens to the vast majority of working women”.