After I backed off for a while and gave her some space, she came back around. she's actually from Bombay, wherever the hell that is. long story short...we hooked up and bumped uglies twice at her place over the weekend.
Indian wife beating has been outlawed last year.
India outlaws wife-beating and marital rape
By Peter Foster in New Delhi
Last Updated: 2:33am BST 27/10/2006
Wife-beating was declared a crime in India yesterday as legislation was introduced to combat the high levels of domestic violence.
Some 7,000 women are killed in dowry disputes every year in India, with a further 18,000 raped and 175,000 suffering other minor crimes, according to India's national crime records bureau. But under The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, women are to be given substantial protection, including rights to financial compensation, when they suffer domestic abuse.
Much of the violence is rooted in dowry issues, where women are beaten, threatened, burned and even killed to extract further gifts of money, jewellery and consumer durables from their families.
The law also criminalises marital rape which, until yesterday, was not an offence unless the wife was under 15 years of age.
In addition to a one-year jail sentence and a fine of 20,000 rupees (ÂŁ235) for those convicted, magistrates will have powers to place women in safe custody.
Indira Jaising, a senior human rights lawyer at the Supreme Court of India who worked closely on the legislation, said she hoped the law would embolden Indian women to stand up for their rights. "I think it sets a very important benchmark on how we as a society expect women to be treated," she said.
A survey by the International Institute for Population Studies five years ago found 56 per cent of Indian women believed wife-beating to be justified in certain circumstances.
Campaigners hope the mindset that allows a husband to treat his wife as a chattel will now slowly begin to change.