Wednesday, February 13, 2013

India: Marital rape should be 'gender neutral,' say activists, because husbands would slap false cases on wives

In India, an article in The Telegraph of Calcutta is called Sleeping with the enemy. The "enemy" refers to husbands, and the article advocates for marital rape to be made a crime, as it is in most of the rest of the civilized world.

The following paragraph intrigued us:
"The activists [supporting making marital rape a crime] believe that marital rape should not be seen as a 'gender-neutral' law, which is what the government has been envisaging. 'Women could become vulnerable to harassment and be slapped with false cases,' says Rohini Hensman, a writer and an activist in Mumbai."
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