oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Non-battering marital rape - forced or unwelcome sex? A qualitative investigation

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



There is a tendency amongst women who have experienced marital rape not to perceive themselves as victims. Explaining this, Russell (1975:71), who by means of her work, Politics of Rape (1975) gave prominence to the issue of marital rape, stated that it is difficult for a woman to perceive her husband as a rapist and still stay with him.

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