The Impossibility of Marital Rape

@article{Mandal2014TheIO,
  title={The Impossibility of Marital Rape},
  author={Saptarshi Mandal},
  journal={Australian Feminist Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={255 - 272}
}
Abstract India is one of the few countries in the world that continues to exempt husbands from being charged with rape committed against their wives. This article describes a brief period of contestation between feminists and the state in India, when this exceptional treatment of marriage was challenged and it was demanded that the husband's legal immunity be ended. Unpacking the responses of the state for retaining the immunity, this article shows how the idea of marital rape as an… 
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