Rape is one of the most common crimes committed against women and one that has a devastating effect. It is a sexual act done without the consent of the victim. Quite often, though, this is committed by men who may not have any personal relationship with the woman involved.
Among married couples these days, many wives have complained about being raped by their spouses. For them, they feel they become a victim of rape when their husband forces them to have sex without their consent or permission.
Marital rape is an issue faced by numerous wives worldwide. It is considered an intimate partner violence wherein the spouse attempts to establish control over the other. In fact, studies have shown that this form of rape is more traumatizing physically and emotionally compared to rape committed by a stranger. [Read more…]