November 17, 2005
Spousal Attack Is Still Rape
Yesterday, Mexico's supreme court delcared that forced sex within a marriage is rape. This is law in most countries but Mexico has only recently addressed this. India and Malaysia are examples of other countries that still don't recognize spousal rape in their laws. A significant statistic from the article below is from a government survey. They found "47 percent of all women report being the victims of either physical, emotional, sexual or economic violence...But 84 percent of those who are victims of domestic violence remain silent." Another interesting note from this article is that this decision was made with little debate, showing that attitudes are changing.
via New York Times (free registration required) - Mexican Court Says Sex Attack By a Husband Is Still a Rape
Posted by Russell at November 17, 2005 11:15 AM