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Anti-“rape” Dems trying to get Utah to ban wake-up sex between husbands and wives

February 5, 2015

Because she’s “unconscious”!

Later, he pulls her into the shower for fun–that’s rape, too!

One section of the existing criminal code explains that sexual assault has occurred if “the victim has not consented and the actor knows the victim is unconscious, unaware that the act is occurring, or physically unable to resist.” Representative Angela Romero, Democrat of Salt Lake City, proposed removing the “has not consented” line on the grounds that it was unnecessary and a potential loophole. If someone’s unconscious, it’s rape—because they cannot consent.

Utah’s legislative committee agreed. But Representative Brian Greene, Republican of Pleasant Grove, was uncomfortable.

“If an individual has sex with their wife while she is unconscious,” he argued, “a prosecutor could then charge that spouse with rape, theoretically.”

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Mr. Greene insisted that he was not “trying at all to justify sexual activity with an unconscious person,” an act he called “abhorrent.” He was simply uneasy with a law apparently establishing that sex with an unconscious person is “rape in every instance.”

Not justifying, just not OK with criminalizing — or something. He was merely looking out for all the married couples out there who have given each other advance permission to initiate sex even in the event of deep REM sleep, alcohol-induced blackouts and comas.

Other Utah lawmakers, perhaps more aware that spousal rape is quite real and a serious problem, did not share his concern for these alternative relationships. Representative Brian King, another Democrat of Salt Lake City, said that if a person is unconscious, sex with him or her “is rape. Period. End of story.”

Women’s Health magazine begs to differ:

But here’s a little secret: A woman’s testosterone also peaks in the morning, and it controls sexual desire and satisfaction for you as much as for him. That means sex as the sun comes up could be the very best sex of the day.

But not for long in Utah, if the Dems have their way. Soon wives will be able to put their husbands behind bars for interfering with their “deep REM sleep.”

h/t: Ann Althouse

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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2 Comments
  1. Days of Broken Arrows permalink

    And yet it’s legal everywhere to take sperm from dead or brain-dead men, removing their consent as to whether or not they wanted to have a child. Here are two of many, many links on the subject.

    When it comes to consent with feminists, it’s a one-way street, much like when it comes to freedom of sexuality (i.e. “The goal of feminism is to remove all constraints on female sexuality while maximally restricting male sexuality”).

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10132023/Sperm-taken-from-brain-dead-husband

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/mother-murdered-son-hopes-create-grandchild-post-mortem/story?id=9913939

  2. btnmft permalink

    Doesn’t your quaint term, “wake-up sex,” imply that a sleeping person will wake up and therefore be able to consent during sex? The law in question clearly refers to unconscious persons who CANNOT resist or wake up. Stop trying to trivialize the issue, Ms. Allen.

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