When Kavita Krishnan, the Secretary of All India Progressive Women’s Association (APIWA) shared a post on Facebook about sexual freedom, a user from the social media platform took the opportunity to get personal with her and posted a misogynist remark asking, “Ask your mother/daughter whether she had free sex.”


Krishnan's post on sexual freedom was shared on April 28. However, the Facebook user posted his remark on May 11  - following which users on the social media trolled him left, right and centre. The social activist also reacted to his comment by saying “Er, yes, my mother did. Hopefully so did yours. Because if the woman is not free, it is not sex but rape. Get it.”


But Kavita’s mother, Lakshmi Krishnan, stole the show. Her single comment was enough to shut him up. She retaliated by saying, “Hi GM Das! I am Kavita's mother. Of course, I had free sex. I should jolly well hope so! As and when I wanted, with the person I wanted. And I fight for every woman and man to have sex according to their consent. Never unfree, never forced.”