posted on May, 14 2014 @ 06:11 PM
originally posted by: ketsuko
Maybe, instead of insisting that everything in the world is "rape culture" here in the US, our feminists ought to go over there and start fighting a
real fight where it's definitely needed. There are plenty of women in Middle Eastern and Asian countries who could use someone to educate their men
on what "rape culture" actually is.
Well its less than 50 years ago that this was still practiced in the Western world!
"With a few notable exceptions it was only during the past 30 years
most laws against marital rape have been enacted. Eastern Europe and
Scandanavia made spousal rape illegal before 1970, but other countries in
Western Europe and the English speaking Western world outlawed it much
later ... mostly in the 1980's and 1990's.
Lawmakers have continued to be reluctant to intervene in the issue of rape
in marriage based on the idea that it was undesirable to interfere with
the 'privacy' of a married couple, and that marriage as an institution had
to be 'protected' from outside intervention.