Friday, July 28, 2006

For Those Who Don't Believe A Man Can Rape His Wife


Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a woman lying on the floor of a bedroom with a large amount of blood around her head. According to the criminal complaint, police said "her head had so many lacerations and so much blood on it, her face was hard to identify as a human head."


Doctors have performed surgery on the victim and expect her to survive. The woman may suffer brain damage and may lose one of her eyes. Doctors also said the victim had been raped and that she had received multiple lacerations to her face and genital area.

For too many people it takes this level of violence before they will even consider that a real rape happened between a husband and his wife. Those who dismiss less severe sexual assaults, or who say that women have no moral right to leave their husbands, contribute to the rationalizations that can lead to this extreme violence.

Most rapists don't begin their violence with acts like this. They begin with acts that too many people either ignore or minimize. When people explicitly or implicitly support even lower levels of violence (husbands have a right to their wives bodies so it's never rape), perpetrators see it as approval of their actions.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 4:15 PM   2 comments links to this post


At July 29, 2006 9:34 AM, Blogger Beachwriter said...

There are so many ignorant people in this world. And those who are our police officers, judges, lawyers, and government are no better. They may have the "degree" or the "credentials" to be something of a "career choice," but that doesn't mean that they have the knowledge or the common sense to perform as our authorities.

People are people regardless of their standards or place in this world of business.

Husbands do rape their wives. When a person says no, its no. When a person forces themselves on you, it is in fact, rape or sexual assault.

It is amazing in our world today that people still believe that women/wives are the property of men/husband.

It is very sad and I've learned in my life not deal with such ignorant people.

At August 23, 2006 6:21 PM, Blogger Marj aka Thriver said...

Yes, this kind of violence escalates. It doesn't diminish unchecked. Why do we sit around and wait until someone is beaten beyond recognition, brain damaged or killed?


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