Lawmaker Doesn't Think Having Sex With Your Unconscious Wife Is a Big Deal

People sometimes say really dumb things -- politicians in particular, it seems. Case in point is Utah State Representative Brian Greene, who recently admitted that he "struggles" with the definition of rape. This knucklehead commented on a bill in the state legislature that would define rape as having sex with someone who doesn't, or can't, consent, saying that he worries that a husband who has sex with his unconscious wife might be labeled a rapist.

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Um ... what? Do people like this really still exist? Does this guy have a wife? Did she smack him upside the head when he got home? Because let's be very clear about something -- if you have sex with an unconscious person, regardless of whether or not you are married to them, it's rape. Rape-rape, really real rape.

An unconscious person by definition cannot give consent to have sex. Just because someone can't say no doesn't mean they're saying yes. Geez, forget the debate about birth control versus abstinence in Sex Ed and let's cover this topic, shall we? Repeat after me, please: Having sex with an unconscious person is rape.

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Now to be fair, he did say that the language in HB 74 is concerning for both pervy husbands who want to violate their passed out wives, and wives who may do the same to their husbands, but only "if that's possible." You know, because the first thing women think when they see that early morning hard-on is, Give me some of that sugar!

Anyway, here's a clip of the concerned politician:

And here's a transcript:

So it looks to me now that sex with an unconscious person is, by definition, rape ... an individual has sex with their wife while she is unconscious, or the other way around if that's possible ... a prosecutor could then charge that spouse with rape.

Dude! Because it is rape. Greene went on to try and justify his asinine comments by saying, "I'm not at all trying to justify sexual activity with an unconscious person. It's abhorrent to me." He just, you know, wondered about it being "rape in every instance -- dependent only upon the actor's knowledge that the individual is unconscious. That's the question. That’s what I struggle with."

What does that even mean? That a man might not know that his wife is unconscious? I think if a man can't tell whether his wife is awake or asleep in the middle of sex, he's got some pretty serious issues. How about this? If you have to question whether or not something is rape -- don't do it.

Do you think sex with an unconscious person is rape?

 

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