Washington, Sept 2 ANI | 1 year ago

An author based in Australia has come under fire for saying that women in traditional marriages could be considered prostitutes.

On Australian panel show Q and A, author Jane Caro said that she believed a historical society where the main currency of women within a marriage was sexual favours and the ability to reproduce, was a form of prostitution, Mashable reported.

She said that she would argue traditional marriage, which included conjugal rights, particularly when women were not able to go to work, or were fired when they first got married, and were selling their bodies and their reproductive rights to their husband - he bought them, by giving her room and board in return - was a form of prostitution.

Users on Twiter criticized the author saying that people like you are a step backward for feminism, as itis about empowerment and choice.

Caro later defended her after she was slammed on social media by saying that she stands by her analogy, particularly when there was no such thing as rape in marriage and women are really trapped women economically and legally in marriage, and they had no control over their body.

(Posted on 03-09-2014)

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