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What is Marital Rape?
  1. The Gabor sisters, Magda, Zsa Zsa, and Eva, were married 20 times between them but had only one child, a daughter whom Zsa Zsa claims was conceived in marital rape.

  2. Marital rape is not considered a crime in Saudi Arabia.

  3. It is legal for a 26 year old man to have consensual sex with a 15 year old girl if they are married and living in Arizona. This is because Arizona has a marital exemption to the state’s statutory rape laws.

  4. Marital rape is only illegal in eight American states if there is a threat of violence involved

  5. Indian govt in 2013 has said that criminalising marital rape would weaken traditional family values in India, and that marriage presumes consent

  6. Marital rape was only illegal in the entire U.S. ever since 1993.

  7. In the United States, marital rape did not become a crime in all 50 states until 1993

  8. In India Marital Rape is not criminalized

  9. Marital rape was not a crime in all 50 states of America until 1993.

  10. Marital Rape was legal in the US until 1993

What are some fun facts about marital rape?

the defense lawyer for the 2012 Nirbhaya rape case said "If my daughter or sister engaged in pre-marital sex and disgraced herself [...], I would most certainly take this sort of sister or daughter to my farmhouse, and in front of my entire family, I would put petrol on her and set her on fire"

Three of the lead Republican Congressman involved in attempting to impeach President Clinton were later found to be involved in sex scandals. Senators Bob Livingston and House Speaker Newt Gingrich both had extra-marital affairs, while Dennis Hastert had raped several teenage boys.

Marital rape was legal in Germany until 1997

It took until 1991 for marital rape to be legally acknowledged

marital rape was still legal in some states up until 1993

Marital rape was only made illegal in Minnesota this year.

Marital rape was not criminalized in all 50 states in the U.S. until 1993. Although there are a few, unfortunate, loopholes.

Marital rape in the US wasn't actually a crime until the 1970s or later (depending on the specific US state).

Martin Luther King, the famous Civil Rights activist, was not only a womanizer, with many extra-marital affairs, but also witnessed a rape, and instead of stopping it, encouraged and offered the Rapist advice.

In two states (OK and NC) special exemptions legalizing marital rape were not removed until 1993. It was thought that rape between a married couple simply could not occur.

South Dakota was the first state to make marital rape illegal in 1975. North Carolina was the last to do so in 1993. - fact check

Marital rape was not outlawed in the UK until 1991 - fact check

Marital rape only became a crime in all 50 states in 1993. Apparently there's still some wiggle room in South Carolina...