No means no, even when the person who says it is your wife

Subtle Awakening
Mar 15 · 5 min read
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She then asked him, “You knew I didn’t want to, why did you still do it?” His response was, “Because you’re my wife and I love you very much.”

This woman is highly educated and the hardest working person I know. She’s been through a lot in life and I have strong admiration for her inner strength, resilience and tenacity, and for what she achieved in life. So, how does something like this happen? The only answer that my mind could manage to provide was that, rape does not discriminate. It could happen to anybody regardless of gender, race, age, social status, etc. And it certainly could happen to those in long-term committed relationships.

It showed alarming results that “24% think that sex without consent in long-term relationships is usually not rape.”

Marital rape is a silent crime

People still believe that when someone is in a long-term relationship, rape is not possible; that if someone says yes once, they can never again say no, which means, it is okay even if it’s done against their will.

Sex, even within the sanctity of marriage, if not consensual, is rape.

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