Sex without consent in marriage is rape – Halima Abubakar

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar has stated that a man who attempts to have sex with his partner without her consent has committed rape.

Sex without consent in marriage is rape – Halima Abubakar

Speaking in an interview with The Punch, the actress said,

“There have been reports that some homes broke up because of sex but I am sorry to say this, some people are limited in their sexual expression because of religion. Some women just lie down there (during sex) because they are scared of expressing themselves. But, men can encourage their women to be more expressive, without using abusive languages.

“Also, if the woman is not in the mood, her wishes should be respected. There are other things, aside from sex, that a man should concern himself with. I consider it a turn off for a man to like sex too much. I feel some men are insatiable (sexually). Some people have said that when one is legally married, there is nothing like rape.

But, I don’t agree with that. Any sex that is not consensual is rape. The woman could even get injured in the process. Would we still call that pleasure? One’s husband should not forcefully have sex with one. I am not saying a man should not have sex, but he should control his appetite for it so that it doesn’t lead to his destruction. I feel the wife can report this kind of case if she cannot talk to the husband, but should go to the family first. If he does not change, then she should take it to the authorities.”

Abubakar also advocated for castration as the ideal punishment for rapists.

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