Why is spousal rape not criminalized in many countries?

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  • Under-reporting due to stigma
  • Society fails to recognize it as a significant issue
  • Complaints go unaddressed without appropriate action
  • It is often anticipated from men, and hence, its occurrence is not surprising
  • Victims are advised to resolve such issue within the family and avoid legal intervention
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      Seema Waghmareswaghmare
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      In a shocking turn of events during Wednesday’s House session, the approval of House Bill 161, a nonpartisan proposal aimed at eliminating an outdated provision of Ohio law protecting spouses from prosecution in cases of rape, took an unexpected turn. The bill, which sought to remove the marital exception for sexual battery and other sex crimes, was sponsored by Rep. Jessica Miranda, D-Forest Park, and Rep. Brett Hillyer, R-Uhrichsville. It received overwhelming support, with 75 out of 99 House members from both Republicans and Democrats backing the measure.
      However, Rep. Bill Dean, R-Xenia, stood as the sole “no” vote, drawing widespread criticism for his stance on a bill that aimed to rectify a law treating married women as property subject to their spouses’ whims. The bill, which now moves to the Ohio Senate, ensures that spouses, irrespective of gender, can testify against their partners in court cases involving sexual crimes. The legislation is particularly significant given the prevalence of marital rape, with about 14% of married women reporting being raped by their spouses, according to data from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. The bill is a step towards restoring humanity and justice for victims, challenging the archaic notion that spousal rape is not a criminal offense.
      Ohio House Votes to End Marital Rape Exception (medtigo.com)

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      Abubakar Ibrahim harunaaharoon101
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      Spousal rape is not crimilized in many countries particularly such countries that are under religious and ethics tradition. This is due to the concept of marriage which is clearly understandable to whole human being living in this earth.When we look at the concept of marriage, we should find out many significance purposes that makes marriage acceptable in social, cultural, political,and religious way of life.These as follows.
      1, Having legal righs of sexual relationship between the couples.In this phrase,couples has right over each other to have a sex when ever is in needs except during the time of females mensuration according to the religion I use to following that is Islam.
      2, Sexual control.This is an another important of marriage relationship that protect and prevent couples to control their sexual desire only between them,which will help to avoid unsexual control and prevent from sexual diseases and infections.etc

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      absbariabsbari
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      How it is possible to rape your spouse?!!

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      Rick KulkarniRick Kulkarni
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      The comment of “How it is possible to rape your spouse?!!” is just comical. It seems to imply that just because a person is married to you, you have the right to do whatever you want to them. Including forcibly having sex with them. Just backward thinking. An individual has the right to access to their body at all times no matter if they are in a casual relationship, a committed relationship, married, divorced, or whatever. There must always be consent, every time, in every level of relationship. To force yourself and have sex with another human being is rape, plain and simple.

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