Celebrate birth of girls just like as boys says Sania Mirza. Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza has always been a supporter of women equality. In a recent interview, But the soon-to-be mother talked about the importance of more voices joining the case.
Celebrate birth of girls just like as boys says Sania Mirza
“It is very difficult to get rid of something that has been a part of [people’s mindset] from probably the very beginning [of life]. Equality, for me, is that as woman, you have to believe that you are no less than anyone,” she said recent an interview with Hindustan Times.
Sania, who is expecting her first baby with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, said that people should celebrate the same way when a girl is born like they do on the birth of a boy.
“I would love to see people celebrate in the same way when a girl is born, much like when a boy is born. That’s how we become an equal world,” Sania said.
The tennis star, who is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia stressed the importance of women believing that they are equal. “If women believe that they are equal, that will only make for a better world,” she said.
Sania believes that the feeling of equality and freedom for women must come from within themselves too
“Being equal does not mean doing the same things like a man. This is not a competition and such things do not determine if men are better than women or otherwise. It’s about having equal opportunities and respect in life,” the tennis player said.
Talking about the issue of equal pay for females, Sania said, “I have always been for equality. This concern is not confined to one country, state or race.
The fact that even today, players like Serena Williams are having to justify equal pay, shows that we don’t live in an equal world.”