Manipulating Control →Co-operation

An article in today’s ‘The Hindu’ spoke of the relationship between rape and controlling mentality. Rape is a heinous crime and there is no justification for it. Some would justify rape saying men can’t control their sexual urges when they see a women. (This is a foolish argument). But the author of the article would say, it is not the lack of control, but it is part of the desire to control women. Rape and desire to have power over the other is very much connected. Even rape of men by women (it also happens, may be much less in number) is also part of the desire of women to control men. Even the marital rape is also a version of this. If that desire for power was not there, it wouldn’t be rape, but sex.

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