Sweden to amend rape law after MeToo campaign, new regulation requires 'explicit consent' before sexual contact
Under new Sweden law, rape could be proven if accuser didn't give their explicit consent or clearly demonstrate their desire to engage in sexual activity
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a plea challenging the validity of an exception clause in the rape law that permits intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years.
The marital rape question remains untouched by courts because the myth of familial zone of privacy perpetrated by the State needs to be kept alive.
The legislation says silence or lack of resistance does not constitute consent. Under the bill, someone who is drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep cannot grant consent.
Justice Kailash Gambhir said rape law was often misused by women as weapon for "vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them to marry them.
Tharoor’s tweet does nothing to either advance or delay the proposed law. All he has said is that the law should be named after the victim.
Womens activists and lawyers have welcomed a cabinet decision to broaden the definition of rape to include all sexual crimes.