View Poll Results: Can a man be criminally/legally charged with raping his wife?

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Thread: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Wow! Are Republicans this determined to become an all white, all male political party? The next Republican Convention will be a crowd of 2000 Rush Limbaugh clones.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    "I do" does not mean "I consent at all times", that simple. Marriage is a contract, it is a partnership which brings with it all of the compromises, concessions, and yes, disagreements which sometimes involves one person not wanting to be intimate at the same time as the other. Rape is rape whether there is a marriage or not.
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Can a husband assault his wife?
    Of course, and rape is a kind of assault.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You are dancing... rape is illegal. Show where being in a marriage allows rape to be legal.
    If it's written in the contract then there it is. Are you going to go around and witness every marriage and listen to the vows? Are you going to scrutinize every pre-nup? Are you going to eavesdrop on every conversation? If a man or woman promises to rape their spouse then it's in the contract.
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    At-will marriage, similar to at-will employment. While doing the job, you have duties and obligations, but you can quit any time you like. If you don't want to have sex with your spouse, then imo you should leave the marriage.


    These laws are for when the couple does not agree. Remember we're talking about spousal rape, meaning one party wants sex and the other party does not. If you marry under the auspice that you would give yourselves to each-other, and then one person changes their mind, the law allows this to be grounds to terminate the marriage.
    At this point we're not talking about rape...

    So any time you hear 'doesn't have sex' you assume it's intentional?

    I'm thinking along the line of stuff I have experienced: 'health issues prevent arousal' and 'marital problems causing intimacy to be more difficult' and various other things. You're still leaning toward 'it's intentional' or 'it's done to hurt'.

    I hope you're not really thinking that if one partner develops a health issue and is unable to perform (etc) that the other partner can declare that as a reason for divorce. See - this is what I mean by 'not having sex' isn't necessarily the same as 'withholding affection'

    Two people can be going through serious issues that make sex simply not possible or likely - and still be very affectionate and loving. Vice versa.
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    At this point we're not talking about rape...

    So any time you hear 'doesn't have sex' you assume it's intentional?

    I'm thinking along the line of stuff I have experienced: 'health issues prevent arousal' and 'marital problems causing intimacy to be more difficult' and various other things. You're still leaning toward 'it's intentional' or 'it's done to hurt'.

    I hope you're not really thinking that if one partner develops a health issue and is unable to perform (etc) that the other partner can declare that as a reason for divorce. See - this is what I mean by 'not having sex' isn't necessarily the same as 'withholding affection'

    Two people can be going through serious issues that make sex simply not possible or likely - and still be very affectionate and loving. Vice versa.
    I don't even know why you're thinking of medical problems. That has nothing to do with anything. This is about willful refusal.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Why would Virginian men demand this sort of law? Do Virginian women specifically avoid sex to the point of provoking forceful sex upon them from their married husbands?
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I don't even know why you're thinking of medical problems. That has nothing to do with anything. This is about willful refusal.
    Entirely circumstantial - if I'm not in the mood I'm not putting out. Simple. I'm not obligated no matter what and neither is he. Who wants to even have sex with their partner if their partner isn't in the mood? The idea is a turn off (and I'm a sex addict in therapy for chrsit's sake) I don't care what the reason is. Now if it goes on for years and years and it's not for an understandable reason - and the marriage just erodes - then you have affection withholding.
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    So apparently, 2 members here have voted that a man can NOT criminally rape his wife ???????????????????

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Before 1993 it was just 'rape', which has been illegal for centuries.
    No, it wasn't. Before 1993, if a woman told her husband "no", yet he continued to have sex with her anyway, then there was nothing she could do with it. He could not be charged with rape of his wife. Even the military had an explicit exception for the UCMJ rape article that protected a man from getting charged under that article if the two were married.
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