Posts tagged "marital rape"

Dr. Suniti Solomon, India’s Pioneering HIV Researcher, Died This Week

Plus, did you know that marital rape was legal in the United States through the mid-80s? No wonder Donald Trump is still stuck in that decade…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 29, 2015

WOW: Donald Trump Sure Has No Business Calling Anyone A Rapist

Did Donald Trump rape his ex-wife Ivana?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 28, 2015

Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still…

By: Newser / June 11, 2015

“Is Sex With An Unconscious Person Always Rape?” Utah Lawmakers Wonder

At the center of any discussion about rape is the issue of consent. Did both (or more) parties involved consent to having sex? Was consent given under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Could both people actually give consent or was their ability impaired because of drugs, or alcohol, or, you know,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

Melissa Gorga Is Not Happy People Say Her Book Advocates Marital Rape

“That is so awful. That word is like so disgusting to me. That’s horrible. It’s just about the playfulness, about teasing, it’s about ‘hmmm, no, I don’t want it tonight’ but he’s going to take it. It’s about being aggressive and trying new things in the bedroom. It’s not about, ‘hey, I have a headache,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Sarah Palin’s Pick For State Attorney General Allegedly Defends Marital Rape

Sarah Palin. Remember her? Despite Levi Johnston’s TV talk show circuit tour having ended, the Alaska governor is still under the microscope. Wayne Anthony Ross, Palin’s nominee for Alaska’s state attorney general, is facing accusations of supporting marital rape. Leah Burton, a veteran lobbyist on children’s issues and domestic violence, told the Alaska State Judiciary…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2009