On Marital Rape and Consent

the relaxed housekeeper

Exploring Patriarchy – Chapter 23

MM was horrified at the lack of a law on marital rape in India. Read this article by the Times of India – Why Marital Rape Exists In Homes, In Data, But Not In Law.

MM had only ever experienced caring and kindness in this aspect of her marriage, but she knew women who hadn’t. Women for whom the bedroom was a place to tolerate. To endure. To dread. And to fear.

She know women from violent marriages who had escaped and she wrote on them some years ago at her old blog (now a piano teaching website) – in a poem Unbroken.

She felt that all of these people talking about conjugal rights were ignorant that consent was necessary for all aspects of a marriage to be fulfilled. She felt too, that they had very little knowledge of the psychology of…

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