Originally posted by Rupunzale
hi naraangi ( sorry , don't know your name)...i am Priyanka...I recently read an article in Huffington post about " marital rape" still considered as controversial in India...honestly,I am not shocked. Can you imagine a woman being blamed for been raped...there has been numerous cases where they said the woman asked for it because she was inappropriately dressed or she was drunk or she was the one who accompanied the rapist. People still don't get the idea that it doesn't matter how she was dressed or she was alone or not or she was drunk... If she says NO to sex...it's rape... It falls in the marital rape laws too.
Did you know some think that Slapping doesn't fall in the category of violence and think that to define domestic violence the woman and man has to be romantically involved...?
Hi Priyanka! I'm Mira
Yes it's true unfortunately. The Verma committee which was constituted after the Delhi gang rape has made some really far reaching suggestions to the Govt., incuding on marital rape. But they are yet to implement. Rape laws in India are woefully inadequate.
I'm not surprised by the ignorance here...That's why I posted about the 2005 PWADV act. Hopefully some people can now educate themselves about what "domestic" means! The idea that dom. violence happens between romantic or married couples is beyond antiquated.
What really scares me is how ill-informed people are. I live in the US, but I keenly follow social justice issues in India. I grew up there and it will always be home. But I am shocked that so many people living in India are not aware of the developments in law and social justice. There is enough being reported about this in newspapers and TV!!
Edited by narangi314 - 05 February 2013 at 8:26pm