This fact-filled 40-page booklet is written for the many thousands of husbands, partners, or live-in companions who pressure, coerce or physically force their partners into unwanted sex. It defines marital rape, summarizes the evolution of laws recognizing women's right to be free of assault within marriage as well as outside it, outlines the steps husbands can take to change their abusive thinking and behavior toward their wives, and describes the essence of healthy male sexuality in marriage. Included is a valuable resource and referral list, along with recommended readings.
No longer can a husband anywhere in the United States expect to be automatically exempt from prosecution for rape simply because he is married to his victim. This booklet is a constructive first step toward helping husbands and other male partners understand and change such degrading and harmful attitudes and behaviors. (1994)
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