21 October, 2020

‘Can’t Compare Brutal Gang-Rape With Forced Oral Sex’

Feminist lawyer Flavia Agnes, on the implications of the new rape law, especially in the context of the Mahmood Farooqui rape case

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade
‘Can’t Compare Brutal Gang-Rape With Forced Oral Sex’
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2016-08-26T16:43:42+05:30

Feminism, in its essence, is a movement for equ­ality and justice for all. Feminism does not stomp out nuance; it trains us to highlight that which has been inv­isibilised by majoritarian opinion and attitudes. It seeks to unite a world that has been divided by gender, race and class distinctions. In the context of the recent Mahmood Farooqui rape case, opinions have been deeply divided on both the judgement and the quantum of punishment awarded. There have been calls for expressing outrage on social media that suggest that those who do not publicly condemn the acc­used are being hypocritical and betraying the feminist principles they have espoused so far. In an environment where facts, doubts and nuances are struggling to find space for expression, Natasha Badhwar spoke to Flavia Agnes, a feminist lawyer and legal activist, to understand both the implications of the new rape law...

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