Discuss the history of marital rape to include at least one landmark case involving marital rape
Also termed as spousal rape, marital rape is conduct of having sexual intercourse with the other partner in marriage without their expressed consent or approval. The absence of consent is enough threshold to qualify an act as rape even where there is no use of violence. Spousal rape is considered as a form of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Historical, sexual intercourse was considered a right for married couples until when the wife’s legal subordination was ended by the supreme court of the United States of America in the celebrated case4 if Kirchberg vs Feenstra.
Contrast the terms terminal sedation , rational suicide, and physician-assisted suicide.