|This is my mind.
||[Nov. 14th, 2005|08:40 pm]
The Question Club
Lets say that due to post birth surgery, or some really wierd hormonal imbalance in the womb, a pair of Siamese twins ends up with one boy and one girl.|
Lets say that their joining is kind of.. twisted, and the boy's brain is attached more to the girls half of the body and vice versa. At any rate, to make this more fun, both would be guaranteed to die if seperation surgery was attempted. And even if it could, they'd end up with the other ones part of the body.
Then, one of them rapes the other.
How in the hell would the court system handle such a case? In such a scenario, it could be argued that both have full right to the body, and the act was little more than masturbation. However, the minds *are* independent, and rape is more than just a violation of the body- if that was all it was, it would be little worse than simple assault, and anyone with a brain knows that isn't the case.
But with the way they are joined, there is no way they could seperate them. To punish the rapist, the victim would have to be sent to jail along with their attacker. Even if seperation were possible, the victims body would be taken to jail, and they would have to live in the body that attacked them.
What if it is the male mind that was the victim, but the female mind used the penis to do so? The male mind presumably would like to have a functioning penis, so castration of any sort would obviously be out of the question as well.