In Tennessee, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, who was the first female House majority leader in state history, said it took 10 years for her to pass legislation that would make the penalty for spousal rape
equal with that of non-spousal rape
has not been criminalized; husbands have an absolute right to their wives' bodies at all times.
Marital or spousal rape
is defined as forcing or coercing a spouse into sexual acts, including intercourse or anal sex, without consent.
149) Even after the legal recognition of spousal rape
in the last quarter of the twentieth century, social norms continue to exert pressure on married women to make themselves sexually available to their husbands, even when they do not desire to do so.
A NEW law on family violence is expected to ignore recommendations from Bahrain's top legal authority, which suggested spousal rape
should not be illegal.
Ninety-two percent of the participants reported their experience of spousal rape
with no variation by age group, level of education, religion and employment status.
Sadly, married life wasn't a stroll in the park for Lovelace, who endured spousal rape
, physical abuse and forced prostitution.
My personal opinion is that it is too early to include that," she adds, arguing spousal rape
would have been implicitly covered by a broader phrasing.
Lorena, then 23, said he forced himself on her, although he was later cleared of spousal rape
In 2005 AAW and FFW also ran a campaign to remove the exemption on spousal rape
under article 276 in the Thai Criminal Code, which states "Anyone who rapes other woman who is not his wife will be punished by being imprisoned from 4 to 20 years".
The state Web site doesn't list sex offenders convicted of crimes including incest, spousal rape
or possessing child pornography.
She offered culture-qualified terms as examples: domestic violence, senseless violence, criminal violence, child abuse, spousal rape
, date rape, state violence, torture, and terrorism.