Antedating of "Marital Rape"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 28 21:19:32 UTC 2014

marital rape (OED 1936)

1884 _Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order_ 20 Sept. 4 (American Periodical Series)  Through the marriage system brutal men are licensed to commit unchastity and practise marital rape.

Fred Shapiro

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