Personally the word rape sounds very ambiguous to me.
To my understanding, I believe it is the pain that you are inflicted with when someone forces to have sex with you and so, we can have a husband rape the wife which technically is as a result of her not in the mood. Same way we can have a husband being raped by a wife.
Now! Let’s consider this scenario, Bintu is home with her husband and all of a sudden their home is raided by armed robbers, they take all the cash and all the fancy electronics during which her husband is numb, hence unable to do anything about it.
She on the other hand becomes a victim after one of the robbers walks towards her and introduces himself as Micheal which obviously wasn’t necessary, he goes ahead to play with her hair and face while her husband watches and does nothing.
From the look of things it is clear Micheal wants to have his way with her. She spots the signs and begins to beg and says “please don’t hurt me…please don’t hurt me! I’m with a child!” With the thoughts of that deterring him from whatever he had in mind. And then off goes his belt, then his shorts. That! folks is where she realized shit had got real. The robber slaps her till she falls with her face to the ground and bends over her and “chops” her mercilessly. All this, her husband watched, as though he was watching black panther in 3d.
She couldn’t stop herself from crying and shouting as this robber chopped her as though he hadn’t had sex in decades and was probably new to earth and seeing a female for the fist time. This continued for 13 minutes as Bintu gets her vagina drilled. She upon thorough thrust by this Mandingo fell unconscious so blacked out.
Next she realizes is her husband by her side on the hospital bed. Total silence…not even a squeak! She just stares into his eyes as though she’d seen a monster. After some silence she breaks down and sobs..”you could have done something, you stood there and watched while those men have their way with me”. Says she. As the ambiance was getting uncomfortable, he yells at her ” if you were that smart , you could have pretended to be enjoying it but nooooo…you went on crying like a little poppy just like any other woman and giving them that satisfaction of inflicting you with pain!” He went on to say ” you work as a branch manager, so powerful and always talking about women empowerment and feminism and then you can’t handle just a little rape? Look here , right after you feel better and come out of whatever you are going through, you, me…we are done!…over!. I don’t care what you think of me but trust me I don’t think I’ll see you the same way!”.
At this point she knew she’d been married to a monster for 13 years. The monster who brought her breakfast in bed every February 14. The monster with whom she has 3 kids , the monster who massaged her anytime she came back from work but most of all the monster who thought she was weak to allow herself to be raped by robbers while he watched doing absolutely nothing.!
To be continued…….