Why Is Non Consensual Sex In Marriage Be Rape

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Trae Bennett ID: 620064798 Language Argument Lecturer: Ms. Jasmine A. Lawrence FOUN 1002 Tuesday 10-12 P.M Due Date: March , 2015 Issue: Should non-consensual sex within marriage be considered rape? Thesis: Engaging in sexual intercourse without one’s consent is considered rape regardless of marital status. Can a legally married man, be guilty of raping his wife? Contemporary rape law needs much revision! Non-consensual sex is a global occurrence that is said to be widely prevalent, yet not all cases are reported and those which are reported are not taken seriously by law enforces. “Non-consensual sex (NCS) refers to sexual relations in which there is a lack of full and free choice in decisions by any of the partners to engage in such sexual relations” (Gharoro, 2011, p. 190). Non-consensual sex neglects one’s age or marital status. Thus, substantial investigation on the issue has accumulated much support for the view that non-consensual sex even in marriage, is deemed to be a rape offense. On the contrary, numerous countries around the world have societal norms that support the perception that marriage gives men the right to have sex with their wives; and for this reason, non-sensual sex in marriage is not considered to be rape. Even so, this does not invalidate the fact that engaging in sexual intercourse without one’s consent is considered rape regardless of marital status. Many individuals are of the view that non-consensual sex within marriage is a

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