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Is Marital Rape a Crime in America or Is It a Muslim Religious Right?

Posted on July 28 2010 7:30 pm
Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York. For extended biography visit The Phyllis Chesler Organization.
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Yesterday, I wrote about a recent New Jersey appellate decision which reversed a lower court ruling which had refused to grant a battered and maritally raped woman a “final restraining order.” This kind of decision—and worse—is made every day in the American court system, and it exposes battered women and abused children to horrific suffering, terrible danger, even death.

Yesterday, I focused on the main thrust of the decision, which was about granting a restraining order in a case in which domestic violence had occurred—violence which included but which was not limited to criminal sexual violence.

That was yesterday.

Today, I want to look at the issue of marital rape and of rape in general.

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