Monday, March 29, 2010

Midshipman 'resoundingly acquitted of rape,' faces court martial on minor charges to appease feminists

As you read the story linked below, watch for the following quote by the Vice Admiral who felt pressured to sacrifice an able and worthy midshipman to the forces of gender political correctness: "If I did not take him to a [general court martial], we would have had every feminist organization and the ACLU after us." That one chilling, and, yes, disgusting, quote ably sums up a principal reason that the rights and liberties of innocent men and boys are tossed onto a scrapheap of indifference when it comes to rape allegations. The Navy has made a 23-year-old African-American midshipman its poster child for men who rape after he was subjected to a bogus rape charge by a white woman "whose violations of Navy rules were worse than his." She was granted immunity, of course; his promising career faces ruin. Another innocent man sacrificed as necessary collateral damage in the "more important" war on rape. When will the feminists, the Navy, and everyone else, realize that cases like this only hurt the cause of raising awareness about rape? Cases like this engender outrage and the unmistakable feeling that if this is the best "rape" case the Navy can find, then it really must not have a rape problem. Cases like this suggest that the sexual grievance industry is less intent on fighting rape than it is in exacting gender payback against men in general, and that it will use any male -- guilty or innocent -- to make its point.

Read the story here: