Bahamas divided over Sexual Offenses Act
You have to wonder what century we’re living in sometimes. The Bahamas is currently a hotbed of controversy as men and women are passionately debating about the amendment of a Bill intended to protect women against marital rape. It seems some don’t believe rape is ever possible once the couple is actually married, and you can guess what ‘historical’ document they are using to prove their claim: yep, it’s the Bible!
The craziest thing about this debate is how many women actually oppose the Bill.
“I disagree with the bill because I disagree that a man can rape his wife. The Bible tells me that a man’s body is his wife’s and her body is his. How could he rape her?”
“If a man wants to have sex with his wife he is supposed to [have sex with her] regardless of what the circumstances [are]. I don’t see why he should be charged with raping his own wife, she is never supposed to say no”
“If I were married and my husband wanted to have sex with me I wouldn’t stop him, [because] I’m not supposed to, even if I was tired or feeling sick, I wouldn’t tell him no”
Ladies, if you don’t think that a husband can ever rape you, then why would this Bill affect you in any way? Since you obviously feel that you are his property, the law doesn’t apply to you. It’s supposed to be used by people who actually don’t like the idea of being forced into sex. I know it’s weird, but not every woman out there feels it’s kosher to be held down and forced into intercourse. Crazy, huh?
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