We can get an idea of where feminists want to take converging domestice violence and rape laws from two recent articles about laws in Sweden*. Celia Farber at observer.com explains that a husband “nagging” his wife for sex is now considered rape:
Sweden has both the most expansive rape laws (which extend all the way to marital bed nagging), as well as the highest number of reported rapes in the world.
This fits with the new concept of rape that feminists are advancing in the US, where the definition of consent now means desire. Even if a woman consents to sex, if she didn’t do it out of sexual desire feminists are calling this rape. Women who trade sex for food and lodging are under this new standard said to have been raped because they felt pressured to offer sex in order to continue receiving benefits from the man.
You can see a similar logic in the Daily Mail article Man is reported to police in Sweden for doing a ‘revenge fart’ after woman denied him sex. The Mail article explains that while the man and woman had “previously discussed having sex”, the woman told the man she didn’t want to have sex right then. This is what lead to the man’s act of criminal flatulence:
This disappointed the man who farted – and left the flat, writes Hallandsposten.The was allegedly of such a nature that it ‘disturbed the woman’s piece of mind’.
‘It smelled very bad in my flat,’ she wrote in her report to police.
This new concept of rape is tied in to our new definition of sexual morality, which in itself is tied to our reordering the moral relationship between sex, romantic love, and marriage. It is also needed to facilitate maximum promiscuity by women by freeing them up to have sex with men they don’t know, men who aren’t invested in them. In order to remove women’s fear of doing risky, foolish, and immoral things, the laws must be changed so that men are perpetually in fear of being brought up on charges by women. Feminist Ezra Klein at Vox explains:
”No Means No” has created a world where women are afraid. To work, “Yes Means Yes” needs to create a world where men are afraid.
While it is radical feminists who dream up laws like this, ultimately it will be conservatives who pass them. Conservatives have a profound blind spot when it comes to sin by women, and therefore will see laws feminists propose in order to encourage women’s promiscuity as a chance to punish the boorish cads and brutish oafs the promiscuous women are chasing. Then of course, women will finally be free to seek out the nice guy conservatives they have always desired.
*I don’t have any way to confirm the laws in Sweden or how they are applied. However, either way these articles give us an idea of where feminists hope to take them.