Twitter User Questions Why Men Don’t Call Forced Intercourse ‘Rape’ And It Has Triggered Men On The Internet!

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Twitter User Questions Why Men Don’t Call Forced Intercourse ‘Rape’ And It Has Triggered Men On The Internet!

Crimes against women are on the rise in India, and we are continuing to read about some horrible incidents that make headlines. But, the label of a “crime” is also very selective in India. Twitter raised the question of whether or not forced intercourse with a partner should be called a crime and one that is as bad as rape. To this, journalist Rituparna, also known as Masalabai on Twitter put forth a straightforward answer to this debate, and wrote “Forced intercourse is rape.”

The debate on marital rape and its degree as a crime again started after Allahabad High Court stated that if a woman is 18 years or above, marital rape will not be considered a crime. However, many arguments against this statement surfaced on Twitter. In a recent tweet made by the journalist, Rituparna AKA Masalabai, she firmly stated that forced intercourse in marriages is rape and should be a crime. She further commented on why men fear calling this rape. On this, she wrote “The hesitation to call it rape stems from a sense of ownership over the wife’s body, nothing else.”

This hard-hitting statement from the journalist gave rise to some other opinions on the platform. One user agreed with her and wrote that society has conditioned men to believe that they have ownership of a woman’s body after marriage, but nothing changes the fact that rape is rape.

Another user wrote that forced intercourse should be considered rape because it does not involve consent.

The same user who raised the question on calling forced intercourse rape again commented on Masalabai’s post and wrote that by her logic, other consensual acts in a marriage like kissing should also be considered a crime. Another Twitter user who opposed this argument came up with a meaningless point and wrote that forced intercourse between couples cannot be called rape because before marriage a woman agrees to have sex multiple times with her husband. Umm, does this make sense?

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Why not consider forced intercourse as rape? In this scenario, a woman does not give consent to the sexual act, is forcefully subjected to do so because the husband wants it, and does not get to have any say. What other reasons do we want for considering this as a raging crime against women?

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