California Law Eliminates Spousal Rape Exemption—But “Patriarchy Still Dies Hard”
Up to 14 percent of married women experience marital rape. Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill mostly eliminating an antiquated distinction in California law between “spousal rape” and rape, which has for years resulted in more lenient penalties for perpetrators who rape their spouses.
“The first question a rape victim is asked should not be whether or not they are married.”
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