Consensual Insemination: An Analysis of Social Deviance within Gender, Family, or the Home (Etudes 6)

Journal of Law & Social Deviance, Vol. 2, p. 158, 2011

33 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2011

Date Written: October 6, 2011

Abstract

This paper will address some questions, which will be answered by the conclusion that American law lacks some protection for female sexual agency. The following questions will be asked and answered: What is the purpose of semen and how does the purpose of semen relate to sexual assault and unprotected sex? If any unwanted sex act is a sexual assault, then when will American society acknowledge that unwanted insemination is a separate crime? Does the law sufficiently distinguish between a woman’s right to have sex, a woman’s right to have unprotected sex, and a woman’s right to consent or withhold consent from being inseminated? How does a global cross-section of data that correlates intimate partner violence, condom use, and sexual agency relate to patriarchal attitudes, and further explain why U.S. law must punish nonconsensual insemination? How can we learn which laws protect women from recent events involving Julian Assange and the country of Sweden?

Keywords: insemination, feminism, sexual agency, consent, Julian Assange, sex by surprise, semen, sexual assault

Suggested Citation

Cusack, Carmen M., Consensual Insemination: An Analysis of Social Deviance within Gender, Family, or the Home (Etudes 6) (October 6, 2011). Journal of Law & Social Deviance, Vol. 2, p. 158, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1972823

Carmen M. Cusack (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University ( email )

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
United States

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