The myths about feminism & the backlash against women’s movements
Kavita Krishnan is one of India’s most vocal, visible young feminists today. A member of the left-wing CPI(ML), this former student activist has emerged as a champion of women’s rights in the country in recent years, especially since the December 2012 Delhi gangrape sparked off nationwide street protests against sexual violence. On this episode of Power Women With Anna MM Vetticad, Kavita discusses prevailing myths about feminism and the backlash against India’s anti-rape movement. Refusing to pander to populist sentiments in this insightful interview, she delves into an issue that divides even liberals, when she explains her vehement opposition to capital punishment for rapists.