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Marital Rape

ADVICE 15: Marital Rape

Brent Stoller | Posted 05.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

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Indian Government Says It Won’t Criminalize Marital Rape

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

The Indian Parliament rejected the notion this week that marital rape should be included in the country's legal definition of rape and criminalized. ...

India's Marital Rape Crisis Reaches 'Tragic Proportions'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

It was a daily terror, a nightmarish ritual that tormented her each night. That's how a 27-year-old Indian woman describes the repeated rapes by her h...

Yes, Marital Rape Happens, and it is Terrible

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Marital rape is a serious and frequently occurring form of domestic violence. Marital rape strikes at the heart of the marriage covenant, taking the promise, as in some Christian marriage ceremonies, to "cherish" the body of the spouse and turning into to a horror.

Friday Talking Points -- 2014 the Year of the Marijuana Voter?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.

Maldives President Calls Marital Rape Bill 'Un-Islamic'

Religion News Service | Vishal Arora | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

NEW DELHI (RNS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it “un-Isl...

GOP Congressional Candidate Doesn't Have A Problem With Spousal Rape

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Virginia state Sen. Richard H. "Dick" Black's past may come back to bite him as he runs for Congress. Mother Jones highlighted Wednesday some of the R...

Divorce: Facing Realities With Hope, Not Fear

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
SaraKay Smullens

Yes, our mistakes and the process of righting them caused our children horrible pain, but our children are so much better off than they would have been had my ex-husband and I stayed married.

Sharia in America: How Religious Laws Change

Sherman A. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sherman A. Jackson

There is a problem underlying Newt Gingrich's warnings about the dangers of sharia: the assumption that, as a religious law grounded in an unchanging divine revelation, the law itself must be fixed and unchanging.

A Letter to Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen: Mercy for Gaile Owens

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

If Gaile Owens is killed, she will be the first women to be executed by your state since Eve Martin was hanged in 1820.

Throwing Stones at Afghanistan's Marital Rape Law

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip N. Cohen

It is surprising that the marital rape aspect of Afghanistan's law is what generates the most outrage here, because that aspect of the law is most similar to our conditions.

Raping Afghanistan

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leighton Woodhouse

One thing is clear from Afghanistan: military means do not well serve social or humanitarian ends, and nor does lofty and empty rhetoric.