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Marriage sacred, concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India, govt says

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V.Balasubramani

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When rape is sacred

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Most of us grew up watching movies about two kinds of women, who endured different kinds of suffering with different results. There was the haughty rich girl, who had to be ‘tamed’ by the impoverished, noble hero. Then, there was the sweet college girl who was all set to marry someone when she was – oops! – raped by an angry young man; she would then decide that she must retain her virtue by marrying her rapist, and would dedicate her life to reforming him, until he stopped beating her up, and bought her flowers one day.

We rolled our eyes at those movies. Well, most of us did, anyway.

It turns out they’re rather more progressive than our laws, which now have provisions for a woman to be compelled to live with her rapist – provided he starts raping her after marriage. So says Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code.

Worse, Section 375 basically allows for girls aged between 15 and 18 to get raped, as long as they are being raped by their husbands, though, technically, they are child brides and their marriages are illegal.

How do we get our heads around this anomaly?

It is an absolute disgrace that our legislators are quoting statistics of marital rape at each other, and yet failing to pass a law that protects women from
marital rape.

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prasad1

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It is a satire.

It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors, including level of education, illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, mindset of the society to treat marriage as a sacrament.

As seen in Hindi films, when chased by a rapist, heroines jump off buildings. This way, at the funeral, everyone can comment on the glow on the corpse’s face courtesy its continued virginity. Definitely death above rape until marriage, after which it changes to rape above death. If you cannot let a man touch you as a Miss, as a Mrs, you cannot tell him not to touch. A well-meaning society and a senile legal system will personally lock you in with your rapist and chuckle fondly when you cry.
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If there’s been a wedding ceremony, then you must share your vXXXXa with whoever takes you home. And if you say, er, no, not now, not today, maybe never, there’s a good chance of some force, a slap or two to set the mood. The real reason India banned the film, Fifty Shades of Grey, was because of all that nonsense about asking her permission before you start beating. With all our sanskaar and parampara, a blow to the head is foreplay to most women.

Coitus is a boy thing, an entitlement, a ‘palang tod’ act. The male motto perhaps being: have marriage certificate, will rape. Sex is a matrimonial perk, a promotion from generally gawking at females to getting personal with one allotted female. A good man can rape his wife. It is only his neighbour’s wife he has to think twice before raping.
Yes, all rapes are not rapes. For a rape not to be a rape, the woman has to be married to the rapist. Marrying the man pre-, post- or during the rape is preferable to having consensual sex with a man of own choosing.

Defending marital rape means knowing a Miss can?t let a man touch her, a Mrs can?t tell him not to - ET Blogs
 
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auh

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If the courts declare that marriage is sacred, then I ask, can anything sacred be broken?
 

vgane

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If the belief, that is cemented by trust, is strong then nothing can break that belief...If the cement is impure or less of it, it will fall part
 

vgane

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In the earlier generations, the age difference between the husband and wife used to be seven to eleven years!

Wonder whether the number of divorces are increasing because the age difference is ONLY one to three years, now? :noidea:

We had a mama (distant relative) who had a remarriage at the age of 40 after his wife passed way & then he sired one kid every 2 years ...They were 9 of them...And the last one is the most intelligent & he is now CEO of an Indian MNC
 
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Marital rape: A 20-year-old case could help wrest autonomy and dignity for Indian women

It is time to go back from 'marriage as a sacrament' to the long-ignored vision of gender equality.

The simmering controversy over the
marital rape exception was stoked again on Wednesday, when responding to a written question in Rajya Sabha, the minister of state for home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, said:

"It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors, including level of education, illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, mindset of the society to treat the marriage as a sacrament."

The refusal to criminalise marital rape is not a partisan issue. In the aftermath of the December 2012 Delhi gangrape, the Justice Verma committee had
recommended removing the marital rape exception as part of a package of criminal law reforms. However, this suggestion was rejected by the then-ruling United Progressive Alliance government.

Constitutionality

With the major parties seemingly unwilling to accept the proposition that non-consensual sexual intercourse within marriage should be treated as rape, the political battle is lost for now. Is it possible, however, to question the constitutionality of the marital rape exception? At first blush, it seems that the Exception to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which states that “sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape”, falls foul of at least two constitutional provisions.

The first is
Article 14, which guarantees the equal protection of laws to all persons. The marital rape exception, however, denies to married women the protection of laws against rape, a protection that is extended to unmarried women. In other words, it unequally burdens a class of women solely on the basis of their marital status. And secondly, by depriving married women of an effective penal remedy against forced sexual intercourse, it violates their right to privacy and bodily integrity, aspects of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21.


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Janaki Jambunathan

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Originally Posted by Vaagmi
If the man is unable to control himself he can go to a whorehouse.


You will have to edit this out since adultery is a valid ground for divorce, in India.

If the man is unable to control himself he can go to a whorehouse. Marriage itself is licenced prostitution read more in Industrial Vagina!

Marriage is a form of prostitution'

This belief is reflected in The Industrial Vagina in her description of marriage as a type of prostitution; a legal transaction that has traditionally guaranteed sexual access to women's bodies in return for subsistence. "Prostitution and marriage have always been related," says Jeffreys. "What is shocking is that today marriage is becoming more fashionable amongst some young women". She writes that even in the case of employed, well-paid professional women "the right of men to women's bodies for sexual use has not gone but remains an assumption at the basis of heterosexual relationships".

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Julie Bindel meets Sheila Jeffreys, author of The Industrial Vagina | Life and style | The Guardian
 

renuka

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Marriage is a form of prostitution'

This belief is reflected in The Industrial Vagina in her description of marriage as a type of prostitution; a legal transaction that has traditionally guaranteed sexual access to women's bodies in return for subsistence. "Prostitution and marriage have always been related," says Jeffreys. "What is shocking is that today marriage is becoming more fashionable amongst some young women". She writes that even in the case of employed, well-paid professional women "the right of men to women's bodies for sexual use has not gone but remains an assumption at the basis of heterosexual relationships".

LOL!

That way even males are "Gigolos" in marriage! ha ha ha...and worse still they do not get paid for their services but are expected to provide for the family.
 

auh

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Originally Posted by Vaagmi
If the man is unable to control himself he can go to a whorehouse.




If the man is unable to control himself he can go to a whorehouse. Marriage itself is licenced prostitution read more in Industrial Vagina!

Marriage is a form of prostitution'

This belief is reflected in The Industrial Vagina in her description of marriage as a type of prostitution; a legal transaction that has traditionally guaranteed sexual access to women's bodies in return for subsistence. "Prostitution and marriage have always been related," says Jeffreys. "What is shocking is that today marriage is becoming more fashionable amongst some young women". She writes that even in the case of employed, well-paid professional women "the right of men to women's bodies for sexual use has not gone but remains an assumption at the basis of heterosexual relationships".

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Julie Bindel meets Sheila Jeffreys, author of The Industrial Vagina | Life and style | The Guardian

Not one for the courts, though!

Btw, what are you trying to say here? Do you believe that the norms in a society have no relevance? How do you think the above concept of "Industrial Vagina" fits in with the bonds of a family?
 

auh

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What is sacred will sustain if strong. If brittle will break under stress.

Such generalizations have to be universal, for them to be valid. And if we were to go by the above logic, we will realize that there may not be anything that could be deemed sacred.
 

Janaki Jambunathan

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Not one for the courts, though!

Btw, what are you trying to say here? Do you believe that the norms in a society have no relevance? How do you think the above concept of "Industrial Vagina" fits in with the bonds of a family?

If Marriage could be a Market - logical growth of the Marriage Market is Industial vagina!
 

auh

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If Marriage could be a Market - logical growth of the Marriage Market is Industial vagina!
We have only population growth ! :-D

Btw, the world is seeing a decline in the marriage market with more individual freedom being the emphasis. Does this mean that the reciprocating benefits between a man and a woman have diminisher?

And, come to think of it, IV is reducing. IPs are increasing. The effet of women empowerment and industrialisation of the commercial type.
 

Janaki Jambunathan

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We have only population growth ! :-D

Inspite of our huge Family Wellfare (Planning) Efforts !! Our Women and Men are more fertile than their fields Farmers commit suicide ! We have lots of Gods who answer our prayers for for putra even have an yaga puthrakameeshti with elobarate rituals This is our culture . Some times I wonder how our ancient vedic religion with all wisdom never thought about a Hindu God to pray for to restrict our family! T.V. Antony IAS - he was the special adviser to Government for Family welfare - used to call himself - Tubectomy Vasectomy Anotony rhymingly!!
 
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