Backlash against a proposed Indian law criminalizing marital rape.
Theme: Risk Assessment
Length: 750 words
Reading Time: 2.5 minutes
The western nooz media is notorious about omitting important news from around the world. So I wouldn’t blame readers at all if they haven’t heard the news in India about a proposed law to criminalize marital rape.
A little background. Over the past decade, there have been a number of gang rapes in India, some characterized by horrific brutality, violent torture, and death. Many such cases are related to human trafficking. In January 2022, a three-member panel called The Verma Committee was appointed to investigate the aftermath of the most recent Delhi gang-rape. In conclusion, they proposed stronger laws to punish heinous acts of sexual violence.
Overall, India is a very conservative and patriarchal society, but there has been a strong surge of feminism within the last decade or so. Seeing the public outrage over the rapes as a window of opportunity, in January 2022, two women’s rights organizations filed a petition with the New Delhi’s High Court seeking to criminalize marital rape in India. They wanted to strike down a legal “loophole” in the Indian penal code which stipulates that intercourse between a husband and wife over the age of 15 cannot be considered as rape. In effect, they want to open the floodgates for husbands to be accused of marital rape by their wives, including those who are frigid, and/or indignantly rebellious.
According to The Male Factor, if this law passes, then husbands can be accused of rape, even without any sexual interaction with the wife, or even after getting raped by the wife, based only on her verbal admission.
As such, this petition has instantly polarized Indian society into Traditionalists vs. Feminists. Men are naturally interpreting this as an attack on men’s rights. Some men have gone as far as to stage marriage strikes to protest against this proposed law.
It appears that Indian women are wholly taken by surprise by their husband’s desire, as if they never suspected that regular sexual intercourse would ever be required of them in marriage.
Outside of this explanation, it just doesn’t make any sense until you know that 70% of Indian women can climax as many as 20 times in a single session! Golly glad G spots! Entertaining the hubby must be thoroughly exhausting! Now that would earn a tadpole’s waggle of my heartfelt sympathies.
But of course, the usual feminist response to their being put upon in the marriage bed has only one logical explanation – that men must have changed over the last 20 years! Men of the 21st century are lascivious, lecherous horndogs who care more about procreation than their wives’ cumfort zones!
I can imagine that Indian women are now reminiscing about the “good old days of the 1950s” in which men wore turbans and carried daggers and kukri knives around the market square.
Well, Indian wives didn’t have to wait very long for machismo to return. TMF writes,
“#MarriageStrike started trending in India and continued to trend for several days and often was in the top ten Indian trends and continue to remain the most interesting trend as this article is written.”
Those who are fighting to prevent the marital rape law from passing know that if this law passes, then there will be a grandiose marriage strike across the subcontinent, not from wives who don’t want to be put upon in the marriage bed, but from husbands who will be routinely defrauded as a common matter of legal jurisprudence.
In mid March, 2022, Indian parliamentarians rejected the proposals to criminalize marital rape. In a report delivered to the parliament in March, a panel of lawmakers said the proposed marital rape law “has the potential of destroying the institution of marriage”, adding that “if marital rape is brought under the law, the entire family system will be under great stress.” Further protections granted to horndog husbands were further solidified this month when a Delhi court ruled that intercourse between a husband and wife “even if forcible, is not rape.”
Meme image is of Hindus gathering to perform the controversial Gadhimai festival sacrifice.
- Dalrock: Marriage strike? (2010-10-19)
- Dalrock: The key to breaking the marriage strike. (2013-9-25)
- The Male Factor: Marriage Strike
- The Male Factor: Women No More Chaste – Men Say ‘No’ To Marriage (2021-5-23)
- India Today: Marital rape: Legal issues and debate | All you need to know (2022-1-22)
- The Male Factor: As Marital Rape PIL Gets Focus, #MarriageStrike Started Trending (2022-1-23)
- The Male Factor: This Is The Clinching Argument To Keep Courts Out of Criminalizing Marital Rape (2022-1-30)