The recent case in Germany of Patrick Stuebing and Susan Karolewski’s incestuous relationship has just come to an eruptive end with their fight lost in the European Court of Human Rights, but what are the political implications of this? Stuebing and Karolewski are biologically brother and sister but were never socialised as such and grew up apart with Stuebing being adopted and only rediscovering his biological family at the age of 18.
Stuebing has already served a prison sentence for this incestuous relationship but nothing deters them and ethically should it? How would any of us feel at being told we could not be with the one we love, would we fight? Love is a tricky topic as it means different things to different people but what we all know is that it is not chosen. It is rarely based on logic or reason and that is the sole reason it is valued so highly. It is one of the few commodities that cannot be bought, sold or exchanged but in cases like these, it can be forced into submission. Click here to keep reading