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Did you know that in Tennessee it's perfectly legal for a man to rape his wife? Sure it is! So long as the overly randy hubby doesn't pull out a weapon or cause serious physical injury to his spouse, he may perform otherwise prisonable acts upon his unwilling wife with complete impunity. For 10 years, the overwhelmingly male Tennessee legislature has considered and rejected legislation that would make spousal rape as serious an offense as any other type of rape and now, according to a recent editorial in The Tennessean, lawmakers are once again "straining to find excuses to let the bill fail." Because if you shoot another man's cow, it's a crime. If you shoot your own, it's just supper. -- Chris Davis Plante: How It Looks

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