The perspective of several Nigerian into the mode and type of rape has been on the front burner on many media platform for the past four weeks as the cases of rape increases in the country.
Najia News recalls that on 27th May 2020, a student of University of Benin, Uwaila Omozuwa, was allegedly raped while reading in a Church located in Edo State’s Capital, Benin City and later died in hospital, days after.
Less than a week of this occurrence, an 18-year-old student of the Federal College of Animal and Production Technology, Moore Plantation, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State, Barakat Bello, was also reportedly raped and killed in her father’s house.
While people were still mourning this great loss, another lady, a 17-year-old street hawker at the Oja-Oba Market, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State was also allegedly gang-raped by three armed men on June 1st. Though, this time around she was not killed but taught another lesson about life.
Amidst these cases, some great personalities and organizations embarked on protest both online and offline in order to call the attention of the government to the growing terror.
One of those who had spoken on the deadly act is Anita Joseph’ a Nollywood actress who spoke about marital rape, implying that it is not possible for a husband to rape his wife.
The 32-year-old had on Saturday shared a video with husband, MC Fish, in which they talked about a friend of Anita’s who had opened up to her about her husband forcing himself on her.
Anita said, “Someone told me something she said her husband raped her, she said, Anita what do I do? should I go to the police? Which one be say your husband rape you? Are you mad?…”
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A post shared by Anita Joseph Olagunju (@anitajoseph8) on Jun 13, 2020 at 11:32am PDT
Meanwhile , A fellow Nigerian Actress Victoria Inyama has faulted statement made by Anita Joseph that their husbands raped them when they weren’t in the mood for sex.
Victoria Inyama, upon seeing the video strongly disagreed with Anita’s statement. She revealed that there is something called marital rape. She argued that forcefully having sex with a spouse is another act of domestic violence.
Victoria Inyama said: “Can a husband rape? Yes a husband can rape his spouse. It depends. Let me define it. Marital rape or spousal rape is the act of sexual intercourse with ones spouse without the spouse’s consent. The lack of consent is essential here because it does not need to involve physical violence. Marital rape is a form of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
“Husbands can rape wife. I do not know about wife raping a husband. The most important thing is consent is needed. A lot of women constantly raped in their marriage. They are so ashamed to even talk about it. I have experienced it and I am learning about it. The trauma and the damage it causes is beyond your understanding.”
here is her video below
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Marital Rape is a form of Domestic violence & sexual Abuse, historically sex within marriage was regarded as a right of the spouses,But engaging in the act without the spouse’s consent & then Penetrating in now widely classified as Rape! Marital Rape is more widely experienced by women than men. Cultural practices, Religion & societal ideologies contribute to its acceptance. Circumstances do vary but Because it’s a Norm Doesn’t Make It Right! #notorapeofanykind#notodomesticviolence #notospeakingoutstigma #noshame
A post shared by Victoria Inyama…. (@victoriainyama) on Jun 14, 2020 at 11:00am PDT