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 ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I don't have to take that idiot republican to court to know that he's a right wing moron.
    So how do you prove that sex was rape and not consensual if there's no injury, no separation?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    How stupid does one have to be to assume that a rape causes no injury when the rapist is the victims spouse?
    Rape doesn't always cause an injury, and so the scope of this thread is how to prove a rape when there is no injury.

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

    I voted "Yes", crime. But if my wife will rape me tonight, I will not call to police.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    I voted "Yes", crime. But if my wife will rape me tonight, I will not call to police.
    Sexist double standards!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    So how do you prove that sex was rape and not consensual if there's no injury, no separation?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Rape doesn't always cause an injury, and so the scope of this thread is how to prove a rape when there is no injury.
    It takes a special brand on stupidity to think that when one spouse rapes another, there are no injuries
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It takes a special brand on stupidity to think that when one spouse rapes another, there are no injuries
    No one said that. If a wife complies under duress, that's still rape even-though it likely will not injure her because of her compliance.

    What was said is rape doesn't always cause an injury. Absent such injuries, how do you prove in court that a sex act was rape and not consensual?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If you can prove rape, then that's rape, it's still a crime, why should there be a different charge if you're married to the victim?
    I assumed that what the congressman was proposing would essentially prevent spouses from being convicted of rape. But then again I'm on my phone and didn't read the full article because I can only have one window open.
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I assumed that what the congressman was proposing would essentially prevent spouses from being convicted of rape.
    That's not the case. Husbands would in no way be exempt from a rape charge. What the Congressman is suggesting is getting rid of the redundant charge of Spousal'Rape, leaving only the standard rape charge a non-married man would face. No means no, rape is rape. It shouldn't matter if they're married.

    It's the same reasoning behind opposition to texting-while-driving bans. Distracted Driving is already a crime, it shouldn't matter why you were distracted, radio, conversation, arguing, texting, phone-call, etc. Making a law specifically for texting is redundant. Likewise making a law against raping your wife is redundant since there's already a law against raping anyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    But then again I'm on my phone and didn't read the full article because I can only have one window open.
    You must have an iPhone.
    Last edited by Jerry; 01-17-14 at 06:25 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It takes a special brand on stupidity to think that when one spouse rapes another, there are no injuries
    Woman may be afraid to resist. Such cases of rape without causing physical injury, a lot.

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

    Spousal rape, one of the many delightful traditions of marriage that should never change.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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