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Chinese feminists lash out at Aamir Khan’s Dangal

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BEIJING — Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dangal’ released earlier this month in China which has done a spectacular business and earned USD 72 million in two weeks. But Chinese feminist groups have come down heavily on Mr Peferctionist’s film.

They feel Dangal perpetuates stereotyoes about how a father forces his daughters to live their lives according to his whims and fancies.

Dangal is based on the real-life story of an wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who took an oath to make his daughters Geeta- Babita wrestling champions.

But according to Global Times, Chinese feminists are lashing the film. One viewer said, “The father’s values make me vomit; he forces his daughters to live a certain type of life with his dream, with money and becoming a champion. You think the movie is about breaking gender stereotypes, but actually, it’s knee-deep in prejudice.”

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While another viewer was quoted as saying, “The movie reeks of patriarchy and male chauvinism.”

Wei Tingting, director of the Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center has said those comments only show public’s anxiety around feminism.

“Women who want more gender equality are anxious about defending their own rights therefore apply feminism to every issue, while some men feel challenged by women’s rising status and attack feminism,” he said.

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John Cena breaks ties with fiancée Nikki Bella

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WASHINGTON — American wrestler and philanthropist John Cena has broken all ties with his fiancée and model Nikki Bella just before three weeks of wedding.

The couple got engaged last year in April during the live broadcast of Wrestlemania 33. They were supposed to get married on May 5,reported Mirror.

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Nikki and her twin sister Brie announced the news on their official Twitter handle where they wrote, “After much contemplation of six years of being together, Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple. While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time of our lives.”

Earlier John confessed that their separate work schedules keep them apart for ‘months at a time’. However, the WWE star hasn’t revealed anything about this split as yet.

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