A Greens candidate running for a state seat in Sydney previously wrote an article calling for sex with corpses to be made legal.
Party candidate Tom Raue argued that necrophilia was harmless, but he has since backtracked saying it “is a joke”, Daily Mail Australia reported.
In the article, which was written for a student newspaper in 2013, Raue wrote: “If a person gives permission for their corpse to be used for sex, and the family has no issue with it, then what’s the harm? F*** it.”
In the piece, he said necrophilia was one of the “most taboo sexualities in almost every society”, believing it should be legalised.
He wrote that necrophilia may “not be everyone’s cup of tea”, but insisted the act was “harmless and should be allowed”.
Raue, who has been a Greens Party member for seven years, previously wrote a similar article in 2012 campaigning to allow bestiality.
However, Raue strongly claims he was joking and that it is not his honest view.
Raue seems a lovely person. He has also just published a meme saying:
Attacking the rich is not envy, it is self defence.
As for his claim the column was a joke, he seems to make strident arguments in favour:
If having sex with a body is so offensive that it upsets people, that’s not a good enough reason to make it illegal. If it upsets the family of the deceased person, that’s a different issue – one of property rights. I don’t believe in private property when it comes to important resources, but it’s fine for objects of sentimental value. Corpses have extreme sentimental value and thus should belong to the family, friends or partner of the deceased. How to determine this in a fair way would require complex legal arguments that do not belong in this article.
Whoever ends up “owning” the corpse should have a say in how it is used. They should be able to decide if the organs are donated or if they want to allow somebody to have sex with the body. This should be overruled if the deceased person specified what they wanted before they died. If they stated that they did not want their corpse interfered with, that should be respected.
So unless your will explicitly says you don’t want your corpse violated, its fair game for your family to do so.