(As told to Kirthi Jayakumar)
Nobody offered me a solution to being abused by my husband
“You chose your husband. Stop complaining and deal with it.”
That was the only thing I was told when I talked to my mother and father about being raped every night by my husband.
“See, beta, there is nothing called as rape in marriage. You are both married so that means society has given you license to procreate. Your husband owns your body.”
That was the first thing my gynaecologist told me when I told her what was happening.
“Rape? How can we file a case like this madam? Husband hai na woh aapka? Aise thodi case file kar sakte hain?”