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Marital Rape in India

Posted on the 27 January 2016 by Calvinthedog

SHI writes:

Robert, I recently attended a workshop on marital rape and feeling absolutely terrible. I interacted with victims, usually young women who were repeatedly raped by their husbands without concern for their genital health and overall well-being. In places like India, almost 50% of men consider it their right to rape their wives and use them as an outlet for their sadistic, lustful desires. Burn marks, cigarette smoke marks, profuse bleeding in and around the vaginal and anal areas and a heightened sense of trauma is the lot of these women.

Most of them bear this treatment silently with no legal recourse. If they go to a police station to lodge a complaint, they’re simply told to “adjust” with their rapist husbands and forget about it. The government of India simply refuses to make marital rape a crime fearing social disorder and anarchy, although there is a lot of pressure from human rights groups. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) considers the forced sex in marriages as a crime only when the wife is below 15.

Developed countries like the US, UK and Australia had criminalized marital rape right in the 1970s or something. Even Thailand and Turkey, an Islamic nation, have criminalized marital rape.

But two-thirds of the world still allows inconsiderate husbands to rape their wives including China, India, South Asian nations, several places in Africa and Middle-East.

This is an excellent subject for a post. You should not be able to rape your wife. No, no, no, no, no. This is one thing that you just cannot do. I have never in my life actually raped a girlfriend. I have never actually raped a date anywhere.

At times they required a bit arguing and debate about whether we should fuck or not or whether she should go home with me or not.

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