Effects Of Marital Rape

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INTRODUCTION “The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.”– Susan B. Anthony Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women, and that violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men India is the seventh largest country in the world. Its population…show more content…
(NAME OF COURT AND THE CASE LAW) Effects of marital rape Marital rape effects a woman drastically, it has always been thought that if a woman is raped by her partner it is comparatively less traumatic for her, but that is a myth. Research shows that marital rape has more severe and long lasting consequences for women. The effects of marital rape can be broadly classified into two categories – 1. Physical effects – the physical effects of marital rape include injuries to private organs, bruises , torn muscles , lacerations, fatigue, fractures etc. women who are subjected to physical violence as well as rape suffer from other complications like blackened eyes , broken bones, and wounds inflicted by any sort of a weapon, during sexual violence. Women also go through some gynecological problems due to marital rape like miscarriages, infections, infertility and also the chance of contracting of various sexually transmitted diseases like HIV etc.…show more content…
In India Marital Rape exists de facto and de jure. Domestic violence has emerged as the single-largest crime against women. In 2013, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported over 118,000 domestic violence cases, which made up a third of all crimes against women, far ahead of molestation (70,739) and rape (33,707). The number of reported domestic violence cases also shot up from a mere 50,703 in 2003 before the passage of the Domestic Violence Act of 2005. Sexual violence, including rape, falls within the larger ambit of domestic violence, but rape by husbands within marriages is a shadowy subject in India and exact numbers are hard to come by. Sexual Offences against women have become a very sensitive issue in India. After the Delhi Gang Rape Case (A REFERNECE HERE), the government of India tried to make and implement arduous laws keeping in mind the safety of women. Marital Rape although has still not been able to achieve status of a

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