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Morning Teaser Is marital rape an abuse or a right?

Some men are in the habit of forcing themselves on their wives, believing that they have a right to sex at anytime, whether the wives like it or not. Is this right or wrong?

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Is marital rape a right or abuse?


Rape is the act of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman or girl without her consent or with her consent but obtained by using force, threat or intimidation.

This kind of rape also happens among married people. Victims of such acts have been reported to live with stress, fear, anxiety, and guilt for ‘provoking’ the abuse and are frequently subjected to intense criticism.

For most Nigerian men, sex with their wives is their rights and the woman should not give any excuse whenever her husband is in the mood, no mater how tired or weak she is.

Some of these men feel that since they are the ones who married the women, then sex is one of the main reasons they got married in the first place.

Sadly, some cultures give credence to the fact that a woman has no right over her body and should never say  'no' to her husband. This has led to many men sexually abusing their wives and they do not see this as an offence because they are lords of the homes.

The society we live in also does not seem to believe that a man can actually rape his wife nor see anything bad in marital rape.

Some women too cannot even complain that they were raped by their husbands as no one would take them serious.

On Morning Teaser today, we ask: is marital rape an abuse or a right?

Is Marital rape an abuse or a right?»

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