Discussion by: kbalaFew have been quoting Gandhi & his views recently. I would like to shed some light on Gandhi’s view on women.
Mohandas Gandhi held India back when it came to women’s rights – and his own behaviour around them could be bizarre. But Gandhi was also a puritan and a misogynist who helped ensure that India remains one of the most sexually repressed nations on earth – and, by and large, a dreadful place to be born female. George Orwell, in his 1949 essay Reflections on Gandhi, said that “saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent”. If only.