September 17, 2006

Wisconsin, the necrophiliac's playground.

It's not illegal. (Digging up the grave is, however, criminal damage to property.)

24 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Could they charge them with rape? It's not like the dead can give consent. I am not a lawyer. I was going to use the acronym, but in this thread...

Ann Althouse said...

I'm no expert on the law of dead bodies. But this judge said there was no law against it.

MadisonMan said...

Clearly the Legislature has some headline-grabbing work to do! Making Wisconsin Safe For Dead People!

Meade said...

Catchy... though not as catchy as 'Virginia is for Lovers" or "Maryland is for Crabs"

Fenrisulven said...

Ann has moved from hating Muslims to hating dead people.

/sorry, just had to get it out there ahead of the boob-bats.

Christopher Althouse said...

So, if I discover a dead body somewhere, can I have sex with it first, THEN call the police?

Meade said...

... or "the Oval Office is for..."

oops, sorry, wrong slogan thread.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Christopher:
You just have to be careful about crossing state lines and illegal purposes. [Is there a federalism question involved here?]

Within the state, have at it.

Ernst Blofeld said...

You're just jealous because you're not dead.

Johnny Nucleo said...

This is fantastic news! My corpse brothels in Tijuana are costing me thousands in bribes each month. I will now move them to Wisconsin.

XWL said...

How can I read this thread, and not also link to Victoria's post regarding spurious rumors regarding Catherine the Great along with legal distinctions in Scandinavia regarding bestiality, and the existence of 'brothels' (stables?) that cater to that predilection?

(the simple answer, is I cannot, it's impossible, thus the above link)

And two years ago Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill making Necrophilia a felony, so California is less 'progressive' than Wisconsin in that regard (though I think that's a good thing. Somethings, despite my libertarian leanings, should be proscribed, even if nobody living is harmed).

Troy said...

Some states have an abuse of corpse statute.

Christopher -- a gentleman would buy dinner first -- THEN have sex with the corpse and then call the cops. Where is chivalry today?!?

knoxgirl said...

whatever happened to Victoria anyway? I miss her spunky comments.

Zach said...

Ah, yes. One of the lesser doctrines of habeas corpus.

Jib said...

In Wisconsin's defense, acording to this article only 16 states have laws against necrophilia.

Jib said...

Ugh, did I really just defend Wisconsin for this lapse?

MadisonMan said...

Troy, chivalry is dead. And thanks for the set-up.

Troy said...

b-dum -- ching!

The Mechanical Eye said...
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The Mechanical Eye said...

Wisconsin is sharing a dubious similiarity with Denmark under "Very, Very Weird Sex"....

http://tinyurl.com/lo7qp

Tibore said...

Oddly enough, I'm not surprised that it's not illegal. If no cases have come up in the past, it obviously would not be on anyone's list of priority legislation.

However, it's a bit... er... disgusting... that an actual event is what's driving news stories about this.

My reaction to that event: Eeewwwwwwwwwwwww!

Good grief! How does one enjoy sex with a corpse? I mean, c'mon! It's akin to carving a hole in a roast and poking away. With the exception that the roast is probably in far lesser state of decay since it wasn't buried in the ground!

Gawd... it's just sick to think about!...

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Also, I want to echo Madisonman's comment. Could this be considered rape? I mean, sexually violating a corpse is pretty much the epitome of non-consensual sex, right? On the other hand, the fact that the person is dead has to result in some difference in interpretation of a law intended to protect living humans.

I am not a lawyer myself, so that sort of legal interpretation is beyond me (Yeah, it took me actually typing out the internet shorthand "IAN..." (mmm, figure it out from there for yourself) before it sunk in what Madisonman was saying about acronyms).

vbspurs said...

whatever happened to Victoria anyway? I miss her spunky comments.

You rang, m'lady??

Hey gang of 400!

I have, alas, to say very briefly that I have had some family health-related problems, and what little time I had for the internet, was alas, not spent on one of my favourite bloghaunts, Chez Ann Althouse.

And frankly, I fear getting hooked again.

This place has a gravitational pull many ex-planets would KILL for.

But fear not (or, if you're not a fan -- fear!), I will be back.

And thanks to my dearest XWL, for his kind linkback to the Danish animal bordello story, which Ace of Spades enjoyed the hell out of.

I wanted to call my blogpost, "Born into Brothels", but I thought, eww, even us Euroweenies have our limits.

Cheers (<--),
Victoria

jigsaw said...

Why do some people chose to have sex with a corpse

JorgXMcKie said...

I figure I still have time to say, "Arrrrrggghhhh. Avast there, maties." as it's still Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Anyway, isn't it the case that there was no law in Wisconsin against cannibalism when Ed Gein (sp) did his thing in the '50s? And was it a result of that oversight that Jeffrey Dahmer *was* able to be convicted in his case?

I suspect that there are a lot of relatively disgusting behaviors that aren't against the law in various places because no one had been caught doing them and it was not all that conceivable that anyone would actually want to.