Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quote of the day: Men would lie about rape, too, if the lies had the same effect as they do for women

"No evidence exists to suggest that something unique or defective is in the female condition that prompts such
behavior. Rather, something biological, legal, and cultural would seem to make false rape allegations nevitable. If rape were a commonplace victimization experience of men, if men could experience the anxiety of possible pregnancy from illicit affairs, if men had a cultural base that would support their confidence in using rape accusations punitively, and if men could feel secure that victimization could elicit attention and sympathy, then men also would be making false rape accusations."

Prof. Eugene Kanin, "False Rape Allegations"