'Marital rape' is a sin due to the sin of the wife. It's the only real conclusion one can come to as far as the Scriptures teach, because by the old standard 'marital rape' is virtually impossible if the woman is submitting to the marriage.
This is in part why female autonomy conflicts with the Christian religion.
Wow. According to you if a wife is raped by her husband it's her sin.
I'll take my autonomy over your 'Christian religion.'
According to the time honored definition of rape, if a husband and wife have sex, it is not rape and according to the Bible there is no sin, either.
I am not evading the question, you just appear to be unwilling to accept my answer.
You don't like the fact that the problem is the redefinition of rape to include many things that are not rape.
Women’s long battle to define rape
In the 19th century, state laws around the country defined rape as the carnal knowledge of a woman when achieved by force by a man other than her husband.
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Advocates for women’s rights and racial justice started questioning these views in the mid-19th century, and their efforts helped reshape the meaning of rape in three important ways. First, legal remedies such as laws on criminal seduction and statutory rape made it easier to prosecute coercive but nonviolent sexual relations with acquaintances. African American activists insisted that black women could be victims of rape and that white men should be held accountable for assault. And feminists renamed a range of non-consensual acts, particularly with acquaintances and husbands, as rape.
So, genuineoriginal, if you held your wife down and forced yourself on her, you believe you would not be raping her.
YES or NO?
Any other 'Christian' men agree with genuineoriginal and Crucible?