Thursday, June 30, 2011

Man arrested over false sexual assault claim

Isn't this an interesting occurrence? A man has been arrested for filing a false sexual assault claim, but he isn't named.

The accusation was that Louis Walsh, a music industry manager and judge on the show X-factor, groped a man in the restroom at a club during an appearance of a band Walsh manages.

The part that I am happy to see is that Mr. Walsh is planning to pursue a libel action against the accuser. Mr. Walsh's statement says it all:

"...While I obviously welcome today's confirmation from the Garda that the matter has been dropped I remain outraged that this story ran in the first place in the Sun and I have instructed my libel lawyer to vigorously pursue legal action against the paper and they will also be taking action in relation to a number of other equally serious related matters.

"I have no intention of letting this matter rest until I have received total and absolute vindication. This has been a hugely distressing time for me but I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues for their support and I am now just looking forward to getting back to work."
Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0628/breaking44.html

Man arrested over false sexual assault claim

Isn't this an interesting occurrence? A man has been arrested for filing a false sexual assault claim, but he isn't named.

The accusation was that Louis Walsh, a music industry manager and judge on the show X-factor, groped a man in the restroom at a club during an appearance of a band Walsh manages.

The part that I am happy to see is that Mr. Walsh is planning to pursue a libel action against the accuser. Mr. Walsh's statement says it all:

"...While I obviously welcome today's confirmation from the Garda that the matter has been dropped I remain outraged that this story ran in the first place in the Sun and I have instructed my libel lawyer to vigorously pursue legal action against the paper and they will also be taking action in relation to a number of other equally serious related matters.

"I have no intention of letting this matter rest until I have received total and absolute vindication. This has been a hugely distressing time for me but I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues for their support and I am now just looking forward to getting back to work."
Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0628/breaking44.html

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Atrocity: Man tried for 'rapes' allegedly committed 37 years ago

A man is on trial, accused of raping two sisters when he babysat them.

The alleged rapes occurred -- brace yourself -- between February 1974 and February 1975.  The man, now 51, was 14 years old at the time.  He denies that he did it, but still he is on trial.  Story: see here.

Why would these sisters make up something like that? If you seriously need to know the answer to that, you are not a reader of this blog. Spend a few months reading through this blog (that's how long it will take you if you devote a few hours to it each day) and you will never ask that question again.

Let us ask the more important question: how can a man possibly defend himself with respect to something that supposedly happened 36 or 37 years ago, when he was a boy, other than to say, I didn't do it?  Any evidence of alibi (e.g., that he wasn't babysitting the sisters the days they claim they were raped) has long disappeared, and there is no possibility that he will be able to reconstruct those days. None.

For you folks old enough to remember, do you have any more than a vague recollection of your lives from February 1974 to February 1975?

Trying this man under these circumstances is an atrocity, an affront to justice. There need to be statutes of limitations for rape not exceeding a few years in duration.

Yes, it would be a terrible thing if some rapists escaped because the claims against them are time-barred. It is an even more terrible thing to subject an innocent man to charges he can't possibly defend against because the passage of time has stripped him of a defense.

Atrocity: Man tried for 'rapes' allegedly committed 37 years ago

A man is on trial, accused of raping two sisters when he babysat them.

The alleged rapes occurred -- brace yourself -- between February 1974 and February 1975.  The man, now 51, was 14 years old at the time.  He denies that he did it, but still he is on trial.  Story: see here.

New Site up for Female Offenders

For those who don't visit A Voice for Men on a regular basis, there is a new site up, that several people have collaborated to get up.

It is called Register-her.com, and lists voilent offenders, false accusers, killers, etc. who all should be serving lengthy sentences, but suprise, are not.

Please feel free to stop by.

New Site up for Female Offenders

For those who don't visit A Voice for Men on a regular basis, there is a new site up, that several people have collaborated to get up.

It is called Register-her.com, and lists voilent offenders, false accusers, killers, etc. who all should be serving lengthy sentences, but suprise, are not.

Please feel free to stop by.

Janelle Martinez gets a 5 year sentence for false sexual assault claim

A five year sentence. Please take a moment for that to sink in. Five years. To this point, that is the largest sentence I have heard of being handed down for a false claim of sexual assault.

The only problem? It has been suspended to time served and 5 years probation. What is unclear in the article, is how much time has already been served. Based on the article, Janelle Martinez was confronted in April of 2010 with the inconsistencies of her story and she admitted to making up the claims, and was charged with 3 counts of filing a false police report. On the 10th of this month, she was sentenced to the 5 years. So if she was charged in April of last year, and sentenced in June of this year, then the maximum time she would have spent in custody would be 1 year and 2 months.

She claimed that 3 men had sexually assaulted her. After those men were interviewed, and evidence was collected for evaluation, it appears that there were some inconsistencies in her story. The evidence didn't match her claim, nor did the information the 3 men supplied.

Link:  http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/14970222/mb-woman-convicted-of-making-up-sexual-assault

Janelle Martinez gets a 5 year sentence for false sexual assault claim

A five year sentence. Please take a moment for that to sink in. Five years. To this point, that is the largest sentence I have heard of being handed down for a false claim of sexual assault.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rape lie leads to arrest of two innocent men

A chilling story out of Connecticut.

Brittany Reith, 20, showed up twelve hours late to the apartment she shares with her boyfriend because she'd been out on the town having a good time with a 31-year-old man. To cover up, Reith made a sworn, written statement to police claiming she'd been kidnapped by three men, held against her will, and repeatedly raped.

The man Reith had been with, 31-year-old Joseph Gay and his cousin, 30-year-old Anthony Lee, were arrested on felony sexual assault and battery charges.

Anthony Lee was arrested even though he was working for most of the time when he was allegedly holding Reith against her will and raping her.

Joseph Gay was also arrested, even though a video camera proved he was eating lunch with Reith at a Wendy's, and trying to get into a club with her, not holding her against her will.

Lee, a former standout Norwalk High School basketball player, had no criminal record. Gay had never been arrested for a violent crime.

Both men were initially held on "extremely high bonds" because of the violent nature of the accusations.

Read that last sentence again: a rape accusation is enough to lock up a male before any investigation and, for most men (except the wealthy), there's no real chance he'll get out before trial unless the claim was clearly a lie.

But then, Norwalk detectives and investigators from the State's Attorney's Office conducted what one newspaper called "further investigation" into the matter and found several pieces of evidence that contradicted Reith's story.  Specifically, the video of the Wendy's and the information about being at the club.

Far from being held against her will and raped repeatedly, Reith and Mr. Gay spent a night on the town, then caught a ride to Lee's home and slept on his couch. 

When Reith told police her rape lie, patrol officers went to Lee's home and found the two men sleeping. The men were immediately arrested.

That's all it took. Just her word.

Yet a police officer said this: "We can't take things at face value, and we don't."

Did you get that? Arresting two innocent men and holding them on extremely high bonds before any investigation is conducted  is not taking things at "face value." 

Down, down, down the rabbit hole we go.

In contrast, Reith's bond has been set at $5,000. Meaning she's probably out already, partying, going to Wendy's, and scanning the Internet for stories about her. I hope she sees this one.

I don't know what scares you, but this story scares the hell out of me.

SOURCES:
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Norwalk-woman-charged-with-falsely-reporting-rape-1443251.php#ixzz1QbFa6VBH

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/f91ba1d4d2d0406dbd0161a5672c77fc/CT--Rape-Hoax/

http://www.thehour.com/register/?storyid=507282

Rape lie leads to arrest of two innocent men

A chilling story out of Connecticut.

Girl detained for Bolton taxi rape lie

Another taxi driver, another false accusation. This after the taxi driver gave her a ride home, despite the fact that she didn't have the fare.

The second article link below gives a bit more detail, that not only was she given a 12 month detention, she was given a training order as well.

AfOR, or anyone else for that matter, if you can please give an explanation of what a training order consists of?
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A teenager who lied about being raped by a taxi driver in Greater Manchester has been detained for 12 months.

A detective of the Greater Manchester Police said it well:

The man took the girl home when no other driver would and even allowed her to pay her fare the following day, yet she repaid his kindness with a wicked lie that landed him in a police cell.
He had to deal with the associated stigma of being accused of such a grave offence and we wasted a lot of time, effort and money on the investigation when it could have been better spent serving the community.

The scope of our investigation in this incident proves how thoroughly we investigate all reports of rape and I hope this girl's inexcusable actions in no way deter genuine victims from coming forward.
Add to the fact that she was drinking and doing drugs, I would guess this was an accusation used to get out of trouble with her parents. 

Link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-13879783

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/9101809.Teenager_is_jailed_for_false_rape_allegation/

Girl detained for Bolton taxi rape lie

Another taxi driver, another false accusation. This after the taxi driver gave her a ride home, despite the fact that she didn't have the fare.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sexual Grievance Industry Complains that Rape News Reports Fails to Sufficiently Pin Blame on the Male Accused of Rape

Among the innumerable canards posited by the sexual grievance industry is that the news media contributes to "victim blaming," thus discouraging female rape victims from "coming forward," by failing to place the blame squarely on the male rapist in news accounts of alleged rapes.  The theory is that the crime of rape is reported as something that happens to women as opposed to something that men do.

This is a relatively recent canard of the SGI, and is one that is gaining currency.  (Another is that there is no typical rapist -- that rape cuts across every socioeconomic demographic. That is not only insulting to our intelligence, it obscures some critically important issues: http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/2011/04/elephant-in-room-there-is-typical.html)

An example of this thinking from last week's news: “Frequently the way crimes are reported contributes to the problem of victim blaming,” explained Kathy Agnon, Coordinator for the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women. “Headlines typically read ‘Woman Gets Raped’ instead of 'Man Rapes Woman,' which only serves to put the focus of the event on the survivor, instead of the aggressor.”  http://santacruz.patch.com/articles/myths-about-sexual-assault-and-domestic-violence-still-keep-victims-from-seeking-justice

This is yet another made-up assertion, concocted out of victim whole cloth to reinforce the view that society fails to protect rape victims. It is palpably absurd on its face.

Let us talk about the way rape is reported to demonstrate the gross error.

Anonymity for accusers, not for the men accused 

Rape and its related sex offenses are the only alleged crimes where the name of the accuser is not reported.  Far from "blaming the victim," rape accusers are afforded protections that no other alleged crime victim enjoys.

We do women no favors by treating them the way we treat infants and the insane. It only underscores a terrible stereotype about female helplessness.

While rape accusers are enshrouded in anonymity, men accused of rape are publicly named and humiliated. Often, it is enough to destroy their lives.  And if you need examples of this, spend a month or so reading this blog for several hours a day (that's how long it will take you).

Why is this a special problem for rape claims?  I am amazed that I am even forced to explain this.

First, let's use me as an example. The chances of me being falsely accused of any other serious crime -- burglary, murder, robbery -- are infinitesimal.  No one would take seriously a claim that I robbed a bank. Moreover, even if it did happen (and it couldn't), the chances of me not being able to clear my name almost immediately if I were accused of any other serious crime is essentially non-existent. 

Not so with rape. Any male capable of having sex, and even boys too young, are fair game as far as rape claims go.  Is it surprising that false rape claims are made multiple times more often than false claims of any other crime, as we've shown on this blog time and time again? Is that so shocking, given the ease with which false rape claims are made, and given that every post-pubescent male is fair game for a rape claim?

Moreover, once a rape charge is made, it's almost impossible to fully clear your name, even if the woman recants. People will always think "something" happened. With rape charges, very often the only phsyical evidence of the "crime" is the same evidence of the most intimate act of love, practiced somewhere in the world multiple times every second of every day since the world began.  An act of love can be transformed into an alleged crime for terribly improper reasons, as we see on this blog every day of the week.

Second, rape and its related crimes are widely regarded as loathesome in a way other crimes aren't. Watch what happens to a young man convicted of rape when he goes to prison.  He is often the target of repeated, brutal rapes, even if he's innocent.

Rush to judgment

Complaining that men aren't sufficiently targeted in news reports about rape would be laughable if the subject weren't so serious.  Rape accusations are typically reported as if a rape occurred. The male accused is typically treated as a rapist. News reporters become little more than stenographers for police, who typically don't reveal the weak points of their cases to the news media.

Take the false claim at Hofstra: TV reporters described the supposed event with a frightening gravitas. The transcript of one particular chilling news report (set forth below in its entirety) underscores the rush to judgment that marked the entire affair. Not only did the reporter parrot what police told her, she did not make it clear that the evidence for the alleged rape was just the word of an 18-year-old woman. Nor did she bother to explain that the four young men told consistent stories, which contradicted the accuser's tale. Nor did she bother to point out the holes in Ndonye's narrative. The four young men were identified, and the accuser was not. As you read the transcript, note that virtually every sentence uttered turned out to be grossly incorrect:

BONNY GHOSH, ASSOCIATE PRESS: She was tied up in a men's bathroom stall where five men, one by one, would rape her.

CHIEF STEVEN SKRYNECKI, NASSAU CO. POLICE DEPT: It's possible that her cries were not heard.

BONNY GHOSH, ASSOCIATE PRESS: An 18-year-old Hofstra student recounted her traumatic ordeal to police. It all happened Sunday around 3 a.m. The student first met one of her attackers, Jesus Ortiz, at a dance held on the Hofstra campus. Police say Ortiz snatched her cell phone as a way of getting the girl to go back to a dorm with him.

CHIEF STEVEN SKRYNECKI, NASSAU CO. POLICE DEPT: We believe he lured her into a dormitory, ah, for purposes of engaging in sexual activities with her.

BONNY GHOSH, ASSOCIATE PRESS: Trying to get her phone back, the girl followed Ortiz back to a dorm close by. That's where her attackers were waiting with the rope ready to tie her down and rape her.

CHIEF STEVEN SKRYNECKI, NASSAU CO. POLICE DEPT: Ultimately pushed her into a stall within the bathroom, bound her within the stall, and then began to have sex with her.

BONNY GHOSH, ASSOCIATE PRESS: At that point, three other men showed up. Seeing them, she was relieved, at first. She pleaded for help. But then she soon realized they were there to rape her, too. Now, four of the men are charged with five counts of rape. Police are still looking for a fifth man. Only one of the men actually attended Hofstra, but regardless, students on campus are horrified by the incident.

VERONICA DESOUZA (STUDENT): Someone takes your cell phone and you want it back. I mean, she didn't know that she was going to be tied up and and raped in a bathroom.

DOUG TEMPLE (STUDENT): It happened ah right below us, actually. It was kind of, freaked me out.

LINDSAY DWYER (STUDENT): Its just a horrible thing to hear about somebody. Especially, she was a freshman, like, your second week of school, like, it's just, it's horrible.

BONNY GHOSH, ASSOCIATE PRESS: Those who knew the student Rondell Bedward are especially stunned.

VICTORIA LIRO (STUDENT): He's been in, like, my room with me, you know I, it's crazy. That's scary.

BONNY GHOSH, ASSOCIATE PRESS: The four men arrested all pleaded not guilty and are each being held on a $500,000 bond. If convicted, all face up to 25 years in prison. In Hempstead, New York, Bonny Ghosh, the Associated Press.
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In light of what we now know, we must wonder if the reporter's name was even Bonny Ghosh, or if she got that wrong, too.

If that wasn't chilling to you -- in light of what we now know -- if the crucifixion of these innocent young men by a news reporter doesn't sicken you, you've got serious problems. 

I wish Bonny Ghosh would write to this blog to explain herself. Her story was a disgrace.

Just imagine if that story had made it clear that the only evidence for the alleged rape was the word of the young accuser, and that the four arrested men told consistent stories that no rape occurred. Imagine further if Ms. Ghosh had pointed out that no one on the floor heard anything, when typically, everyday sounds presumably far less tumultuous than a vicious gang rape are heard on the floor. Imagine further if Ms. Ghosh had revealed that the alleged rope that supposedly tied the woman up was not found at the scene, but that used condoms were. And imagine if Ms. Ghosh had pointed out that even the accuser admitted that the alleged rapists asked her to come with them after the alleged rape.

In short, imagine if Ms. Ghosh, the New York Post, and everyone else had reported the facts in a complete, fair, and objective manner instead of doing the journalistic equivalent of jumping out of the bushes and yelling "boo." If the facts had been reported fairly, it is likely that most people would have been skeptical of the rape claim, to say the least. Instead, the news media chose to present a naked allegation as a scary rape, and to brand four young minority males as vicious rapists.

Yet, according to members of the sexual grievance industry, news reports don't do enough to place the blame for alleged rapes on men.

That lie absolutely sickens me.

Sexual Grievance Industry Complains that Rape News Reports Fails to Sufficiently Pin Blame on the Male Accused of Rape

Among the innumerable canards posited by the sexual grievance industry is that the news media contributes to "victim blaming," thus discouraging female rape victims from "coming forward," by failing to place the blame squarely on the male rapist in news accounts of alleged rapes.  The theory is that the crime of rape is reported as something that happens to women as opposed to something that men do.

Terri Sproul, who made false rape claim caught trying to cover up her lies on Facebook

If you needed help for a drug and alcohol addiction, where would you turn? AA? A hotline for addicts? A rehab center? Would you think that saying you had been raped would be an effective strategy?

Terri Sproul did. Why? Because she had a falling out with her parents over her £300 a day habit. It seems that she had gone to a drug and alcohol fueled party, where she was seen snorting cocaine. There, she met a man that she later had consensual sex with.

Later, it was reported to the police that she had been raped. Who reported it, is unknown. But it appears to be tied in to the fallout with her parents.

She maintained this lie for six weeks, wasting almost 200 hours of police time. Thankfully, no one was arrested, or even brought in for questioning. Her lie however, unraveled when police found a comment she posted on Facebook in which she asked the man she had met at that party:

Oi Oi sexy how are you? Listen if the police phone you I got out of the taxi on my own. Don't say you came to mine.
At this point, when questioned by the police about the comment, she admitted her lie. Her punishment for the lie? A16-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, and 200 hours of unpaid service.

Seeing as there was no one arrested or even brought in for questioning, that seems reasonable.

Link:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2006693/Teenager-false-rape-claim-caught-trying-cover-lies-Facebook.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Terri Sproul, who made false rape claim caught trying to cover up her lies on Facebook

If you needed help for a drug and alcohol addiction, where would you turn? AA? A hotline for addicts? A rehab center? Would you think that saying you had been raped would be an effective strategy?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gender 101: Feminism on Facebook

by Connie Chastain*

I've been a member of a couple of anti-feminist groups on Facebook almost since I created a Facebook account back in 2009. I haven't found much there that spins my wheels. But Facebook being what it is, if those groups don't do it for me, there are lots of others I can join.

The problem with a Facebook page or group -- unless it exists primarily to pass along information, like the False Rape Society's page -- is that it can become the biggest time waster in your life -- without giving you much in return for your time.

Still, it's interesting to see what's out there, from both a pro-and anti- perspective. There are a few groups with fairly large memberships, and many, many groups with a handful of members. There are groups as serious as strychnine poisoning, and others apparently played for yuks.

Dozens of groups boast the names "Feminism" or "Anti-feminism," that don't tell you much, except which side of the divide they come down on, but others get more specific.

There is Guerilla Feminism, Creative Feminism, Black Feminism, Modern Feminism, Pagan Feminism, Multicultural Feminism, Sexy Feminism, Nth Wave Feminism, Male Feminism and Full Frontal Feminism, the latter, presumably, named for the book of the same name by Jessica Valenti. And that's just a small sampling.

Anti-Feminist groups are more likely to have qualifiers that follow, rather than precede "Anti-Feminism" and they're not nearly as colorful. There's Anti-Feminism is NOT Chauvinism!, Anti-Feminism Rocks (presumably the antithesis of the Anti-Feminism Sucks group) and I'd Rather Be A Housewife Than Have A Career.

Granted, I don't know much about these groups and pages. I've only seen their names on a search index. But of the two I joined, Stop Radical Feminism Now has the coolest title graphic. Just take a look at the maniacal expression and the hammer-fist just a second away from smashing the running man. (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3283405610).

In my opinion, you couldn't find a better illustration of what feminism is, what it wants, what it does.

It would be a mistake, I think, to put too much importance on these groups. Feminism is an immense and powerful force in Western culture. It's not going away any time soon because of some Facebook groups. But social media, so they tell us, is itself becoming a force to be reckoned with. Perhaps it has a role to play in overcoming feminism and repairing what it has destroyed.

In any case, its heartening to see that a segment of the population doesn't buy what feminism is selling, and isn't afraid to get on Facebook and say so.

*Connie is an FRS contributor. Her personal blog is http://conniechastain.blogspot.com/

Gender 101: Feminism on Facebook

by Connie Chastain*

I've been a member of a couple of anti-feminist groups on Facebook almost since I created a Facebook account back in 2009. I haven't found much there that spins my wheels. But Facebook being what it is, if those groups don't do it for me, there are lots of others I can join.

Judge Tells Ex-Boyfriend to Remove Abortion Billboard

The news story is here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/23/judge-tells-boyfriend-to-remove-abortion-billboard/

Men are denied any legal say in the decision to abort their offspring. Now they are being denied any legal say about whether they are happy about that.

Let us be clear: if the woman did not have an abortion, the sign itself is a heinous affront to her rights.

But if she did have an abortion, forcing him to take down the sign contorts the First Amendement beyond all recognition.

I am beginning to feel that I no longer recognize this country we live in.

Judge Tells Ex-Boyfriend to Remove Abortion Billboard

The news story is here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/23/judge-tells-boyfriend-to-remove-abortion-billboard/

Men are denied any legal say in the decision to abort their offspring. Now they are being denied any legal say about whether they are happy about that.

Let us be clear: if the woman did not have an abortion, the sign itself is a heinous affront to her rights.

But if she did have an abortion, forcing him to take down the sign contorts the First Amendement beyond all recognition.

I am beginning to feel that I no longer recognize this country we live in.

Now, men are accused of rape in tell-all memoirs

US Weekly published blips from Bristol Palin's new biography: "The 20-year-old single mom reveals that, while drunk for the very first time, she lost her virginity to Levi Johnston during a camping trip. Palin says she woke up alone in her tent, with no recollection as to what happened. Johnston, meanwhile, 'talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas.'"

So, of course, some people assume that means Bristol Palin was raped. "[W]hen you claim someone had sex with you without your knowledge while you’re passed out drunk, that’s called rape."

Never mind that Levi has denied it. See here. We fully understand that a male's denials when confronted with a rape claim don't matter "Of course he'd deny it!" the sexual grievance industry harrumphs. I wouldn't be surprised if rape feminists insist that a denial only furnishes additional proof of guilt.

No, the rape allegation will only "confirm" for most people what they already "know" about Levi -- that he's a selfish, undeservedly privileged male who took advantage of a helpless child for his own sexual gratification.

The rape "allegation," such as it is, in Bristol's book should be rejected out of hand.

First, even if Bristol's version were correct, there is no indication about her state at the time she had sex, only that she couldn't remember it later. Nor do we know what state Levi was in. Or who was the initiator. If they were both too drunk to know what they were doing, why is he the "rapist" and why is she the "victim"?

Second, and far more important, Bristol's book is told with the intent to make money. Bristol's is a kind of fame that is manufactured, not earned. It requires the fuel of shocking salaciousness to keep it running. A rape claim fits the bill.

Bristol obviously was not willing to report to the police that she'd been raped, where the claim could be investigated, and where, if charges were lodged, Levi at least would be afforded those limited due process rights still afforded to men and boys accused of rape. Until Bristol is willing to allow Levi to fully defend himself in a real court, as opposed to the court of public opinion where every rape allegation is instantly believed, this should not be news. Her "claim" is no more worthy of belief than are the self-selecting rape polls used by the U.S. government to "prove" rape is rampant on our college campuses (where, by the way, it isn't "one-in-four" but more like one-in-one-thousand-eight-hundred-seventy-seven -- see here).

How should we regard a several-year-old, unsubstantiated, "she said/he said" rape allegation?  Well, let's hear what someone who's spent much of her life dealing with rape issues had to say about a similar case:

". . . the problem is we just don't know and there's no way to determine. . . .. I'm the mother of a son and a daughter. And I would hate like heck for my daughter ever to be in a position where she faces an unwanted sexual advance. . . . .. But I'm also the mother of a son. And you and I both witnessed, for instance, in the Duke case, a number of young men whose lives were — for all intends and purposes . . .ruined by a false accusation."

That was feminist advocate Susan Estrich last year, discussing the sex claim against Al Gore.

The same analysis applies here.

Now, men are accused of rape in tell-all memoirs

US Weekly published blips from Bristol Palin's new biography: "The 20-year-old single mom reveals that, while drunk for the very first time, she lost her virginity to Levi Johnston during a camping trip. Palin says she woke up alone in her tent, with no recollection as to what happened. Johnston, meanwhile, 'talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas.'"

So, of course, some people assume that means Bristol Palin was raped. "[W]hen you claim someone had sex with you without your knowledge while you’re passed out drunk, that’s called rape."

Female law student jailed after making up rape allegation because she was ashamed of failing university

A former law student who cried rape because she was ‘too ashamed’ to tell her family she had been kicked out of university was locked up for two years yesterday.

Aisha Mather, 19, ripped her tights, overturned a coffee table and pulled down curtains in an attempt to convince police she had been attacked at knifepoint and raped in her home.

She believed this would give her an excuse to leave her course and move back in with her parents, and kept up the pretence for eight days – even after police arrested a man who matched her detailed description of the tattooed black ‘rapist’.

Three other men were questioned during a major investigation involving forensic examinations and door-to-door inquiries.

Nottingham Crown Court heard that Mather had been studying law at Nottingham Trent University but had mounting debts and spent ‘more time socialising than studying’. She was ordered to leave after failing her first-year exams.

Phillipa Ellis, defending, said Mather was ‘too ashamed to tell her parents what was going on, and made up a story to get out of Nottingham without having to incur further debt’.

Yesterday, Mather sobbed in the dock as Judge Tony Mitchell described her actions as ‘mind-boggling’.

He added: ‘You had been playing the fool at university, got yourself into debt, and wanted your parents to dig you out without having to admit the truth. Your behaviour was utterly despicable.’

Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, said that on the night of the ‘attack’ in January Mather had been unable to pay for shopping because she had run out of money.

She rang her father and claimed she had been followed home by a man, then became hysterical, prompting her mother to take the phone and ask if she had been raped.

When Mather simply continued crying, her mother assumed she had been attacked and told her to call the police.

When officers arrived, Mather told them that the man had followed her home from the university library.

The court heard that Mather had ‘seemed visibly shocked’ when describing the incident to detectives and had consented to a medical examination.

Her account even included the name of the book she had been reading in the library.

But when officers checked with library staff and discovered that it was in storage and not available to read, they began to doubt Mather’s version of events.

Miss Pritchard said that during a second interview with police, Mather admitted she had made up the allegations because she ‘had no money, was not at university, and needed to get out of Nottingham’.

Mather, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, admitted perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to two years in a young offenders institute.

Thanks to AfOR for the tip.

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2006373/Female-law-student-jailed-making-rape-allegation-ashamed-failing-university.html

Female law student jailed after making up rape allegation because she was ashamed of failing university

A former law student who cried rape because she was ‘too ashamed’ to tell her family she had been kicked out of university was locked up for two years yesterday.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

19 Years Ago Today: An Act of Penile Mutilation Turns A Woman Into a National Heroine

Nineteen years ago today, Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's dick, an act that would turn her into a folk hero for American women. The repulsive tale is told in its entirety here -- "Lorena Bobbitt and the Politics of Hate." I promise it will get your blood boiling.

19 Years Ago Today: An Act of Penile Mutilation Turns A Woman Into a National Heroine

Nineteen years ago today, Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's dick, an act that would turn her into a folk hero for American women. The repulsive tale is told in its entirety here -- "Lorena Bobbitt and the Politics of Hate." I promise it will get your blood boiling.

No home, no rape, but still locked up

The Bondi caveman says police held secret information that would have quashed a sex crime charge against him and kept him in custody for 18 months, writes Les Kennedy.

FOR more than 11 years, Peter Millhouse lived in a sandstone cave overlooking Bondi Beach. It was where the 55-year-old chose to recite his poems to passers-by in the hope of payment while relying on food handouts from locals.

He became known as the ''Bondi caveman'' but some residents and the council sought to evict him because of the unsightly camp and for his own welfare.

Then the law intervened. On Melbourne Cup Day in 2009, a then 21-year-old woman visiting the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition spent six hours feeding birds and chatting to Millhouse.

Within an hour of her leaving the cave about dusk, he was grappling with police, arrested for allegedly raping the woman despite his protests that the sex was consensual.

He spent the next 18 months behind bars, awaiting trial, during which time he says he was assaulted.

But on the eve of his trial last month, the Director of Public Prosecutions dropped the rape charge. Now Millhouse intends to sue the NSW police for wrongful imprisonment by withholding information from the DPP that would have led to the charge being dismissed earlier, says his lawyer, Paul Williams.

The case raises questions about the role of police in not revealing to the DPP information about the troubled background of the alleged victim, including a history of unsubstantiated sexual assault claims and multiple personality disorder.

Background information about the woman first emerged last month, on the day Justice Reg Blanch was to assign a District Court judge to hear the trial before a jury.

Crown prosecutors were granted a one-day adjournment to respond to a request from Williams for information on the woman, such as medical reports or criminal history.

The DPP had not received such details from Waverley police, who charged Millhouse. When police provided files to the DPP later in the day, copies were passed to his defence team.

The next day, without explanation, the DPP's office told Blanch it had ''no-billed'' the charge of intercourse without consent. In no-billing, the DPP does not have to state its reasons for dropping a charge.

The files, seen by The Sun-Herald, contain reports from police - including officers attached to joint police and Department of Community Services child mistreatment teams - of investigations dating back to 2002, when the woman was 14. They included numerous unsubstantiated claims by her of being attacked and sexually assaulted by strangers - one calling himself the devil - in bush and at her home.

One report investigated by police included allegations that she was raped many times at a religious centre by an African immigrant who said it would rid her of a demon.

In the 2006 report of the alleged incidents at the religious centre, police wrote: ''History of mental illness and unsubstantiated sexual assault reports.''

In 2003 the woman made three reports to police about being dragged into bush and raped. After reviewing them, police said: ''There is insufficient evidence to proceed … no further action to be taken.'' Two more allegations of sexual assault that year were dismissed.

The files also contained a report on the woman four months after the alleged Bondi rape, when Millhouse was in custody, that was never declared to the defence team. It said she was found slumped in her car covered in dirt and insect bites near a coastal lake with no recollection of having left her western Sydney home the night before.

In the car police found a fresh lamb's heart, a broken cross with a date of birth engraved on it, a kitchen knife, scissors and a Stanley knife.

''Police are unable to determine if the [victim] slaughtered a lamb and took its heart,'' the report said. It also said her guardians had informed officers she had four personalities, each with a different name.

Williams said police should have reviewed the woman's background and given that information to the police legal branch and the DPP for review.

In no-billing the rape charge against Millhouse, the DPP did not drop charges of assaulting two police officers that arose from his arrest - one was allegedly bitten and the other kicked in the groin.

On Friday Millhouse's legal team again appeared before Justice Blanch in the Downing Centre District Court and received an adjournment to July 8, after advising he would make an application to the DPP to no-bill the assault charges and would also make an application for costs.

After his arrest Millhouse lost his cave home - council staff removed his property - and he lives with a former Bondi family who have supported him while on bail.

Link:

No home, no rape, but still locked up

The Bondi caveman says police held secret information that would have quashed a sex crime charge against him and kept him in custody for 18 months, writes Les Kennedy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mainstream Feminism's Tacit Approval of False Rape Claims

In a recent post, we wrote: "Women are pressured by feminist-inspired norms to make themselves more available to men than ever, but they have also learned that crying rape after-the-fact is a culturally accepted, indeed feminist approved, antidote to sex they feel was too cheaply obtained."

On a Reddit MensRights thread, a feminist took exception: "I find the implication that feminists in general approve of false rape claims offensive. Yeah, there may be some feminists who are that sick, but those are fucked-up individuals who don't speak for the movement anymore than rape apologists speak for the Men's Rights movement."

The feminist raised an interesting point but one that is easily rejected. The topic deserves to be aired here.

Do feminists approve of false rape claims? Tacitly, yes, they do. The Hofstra false rape case (described here: http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/p/lamb-to-slaughter-hofstra-false-rape.html) is a chilling case study in the harsh and byzantine ways our purportedly enlightened society not only tolerates but tacitly encourages rape lies as the price of battling rape, without regard for the terrible harm to the men and boys falsely accused. The persons who dominate the public discourse about rape -- feminists who serve in what can aptly be called the sexual grievance industry -- by and large have no regard, or feelings, for the falsely accused. Their sole goal is to encourage women to come forward and report they've been raped. The fact that this strategy encourages more and more rape lies and that every rape lie diminishes the integrity of every actual rape victim, is not a concern to them.  Men and boys falsely accused of rape are considered necessary collateral damage in this "more important" war on rape.

The feminist disdain for presumptively innocent men and boys accused of rape, including men and boys who are victims of false rape claims, goes beyond indifference and evinces a nasty streak of -- as Connie Chastain calls it -- "get-evenism."  Gender payback for the perceived historical sins of patriarchy. The same sorts of attitudes that found the Anthony Weiner Greek tragedy and the "man-cession" to be victories for women. See here.  To mold public policy around such hateful attitudes borders on pathology.
 
How does this feminist tacit approval of false rape claims manifest itself in practice?  A few reiminders:
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement oppose even charging women for making false rape claims. The result is that women know they can lie about rape with near impunity.
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement oppose anonymity for presumptively innocent men who are merely accused of and not yet charged with rape.
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement favored lowering the standard of proof to a mere preponderance of the evidence on American college campuses for presumptively innocent men charged with sex offenses, thus making it much easier to punish innocent men.
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement favor flipping the burden of proof to prove consent so that sex would become a presumptive crime when a woman cries rape, and it would be the responsibility of the male to disprove it or face lengthy incarceration.
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement favor changing the way consent can be manifested for purposes of proving rape. In their proposal, even acts of consensual sex would be "rape" if the woman did not manifest it by uttering a verbal affirmation.
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement routinely disparage the victimization of men and boys falsely accused of rape by referring to false rape claims as a "myth."
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement preach to "always believe the woman" when, in fact, many presumptively innocent men and boys are falsely accused. If the woman is automatically believed, that means the man or boy accused MUST be a rapist.
 
▲Prominent voices in the mainstream feminist rape movement insist that rape accusers be referred to as "victims" in criminal statutes, a manifestation of the "always believe the woman" mindset.
 
And I could go on and on and on. These are not the views of marginalized or extreme feminists. These are the views of prominent feminists who are immersed in sexual assault issues. Each of these views and countless others are routinely covered in this blog.

The feminist's comment evinces a fundamental misunderstanding about mainstream feminism's attitudes toward rape claims. I am certain there are women who call themselves "feminist" and who are appalled by false rape claims. Those women are not schooled in mainstream feminism and would do well not to associate themselves with that movement.  Because in the rape milieu, feminism is actively opposed to the interests of innocent men.

Mainstream Feminism's Tacit Approval of False Rape Claims

In a recent post, we wrote: "Women are pressured by feminist-inspired norms to make themselves more available to men than ever, but they have also learned that crying rape after-the-fact is a culturally accepted, indeed feminist approved, antidote to sex they feel was too cheaply obtained."

On a Reddit MensRights thread, a feminist took exception: "I find the implication that feminists in general approve of false rape claims offensive. Yeah, there may be some feminists who are that sick, but those are fucked-up individuals who don't speak for the movement anymore than rape apologists speak for the Men's Rights movement."

Three months in jail and two years probation for Charissa Bella Shuman

Charissa Bella Shuman made a false sexual assault allegation that landed a man in custody for 23 hours, of which 6 hours was spent at a hospital for an anxiety attack and chest pains.

There is no mention of the second man, and whether he was taken in to custody or not.

I'm glad to see that the Judge, Jim Hunter, acknowledged the harm a false accusation can make:
“The real harm here is that an innocent person may have been prosecuted,"


The good news is that it doesn't appear that the unnamed man was ever charged with anything, so at least there won't be any social stigma that attaches to him.

Add that Ms. Schuman also has received 75 hours of community service, and I think we can say that she has received a just punishment.

While I'm happy to see she has written letters of apology, I can't agree that she didn't have any "malicious" intent. You don't accuse someone of raping you out of the kindness of your heart.

Link:
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/news/local/False_sex_assault_allegation__lands_young_woman_in_jail_124069214.html

Three months in jail and two years probation for Charissa Bella Shuman

Charissa Bella Shuman made a false sexual assault allegation that landed a man in custody for 23 hours, of which 6 hours was spent at a hospital for an anxiety attack and chest pains.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Anthony Weiner: Another sacrifice to the goddesses who control male sexuality

I intensely dislike Anthony Weier, for reasons previously made public.  See here.  Beyond that, Weier's tweeting sexually suggestive and sexually explicit photographs, and then lying about it, suggests a dishonesty and an immaturity that is troubling.

But what's far more troubling, and what's far more dishonest, is the blatant double-standard practiced in this country when it comes to what's deemed inappropriate.

The slightest expression of inappropriate male sexuality is a national crisis while real national crises are ignored.

A semi-aroused penis has become more dangerous in this society than a fully loaded handgun.

It wasn't at all surprising that Weiner would be forced to resign for the pictures (and make no mistake, he was hounded out of office because of the pictures, not the lying). After all, a Republican congressman recently felt compelled to resign after he posted a shirtless photo of himself on Craigslist. Heaven forbid.

You don't think there's a double standard here? We're a society that yawned and then excused the gross ethical violations of Charles Rangel -- ethical missteps that were far more damaging to the Republic than anything Anthony Wiener ever dreamed of doing. If you don't know who Rangel is, this is actually a decent little primer on him with links to good source material.  Rangel was given a slap on the wrist by his colleagues in the House of Representatives, and was then overwhelmingly reelected by his electorate.

We have a Secretary of Treasury who fail to pay self-employment taxes for four years. He's just fine, but Anthony Weiner has to go because he offended some women with his pictures of his penis.

The crucifixion of Anthony Weiner was born of the same mentality that all but destroyed Tiger Woods, not to mention a host of politicians, including Gary Hart, Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards, and Larry Craig. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been at least badly scarred if not destroyed.

Women can pack up, grab the kids and demand a divorce because they aren't feeling fulfilled (70% percent of all divorces are initiated by women), and that's not deemed to be breaking their marriage vows. That's considered empowering, and its applauded. But let a guy send a few foolish pictures of his dick to women and he's a cheater and a disgrace who deserves to have his life destroyed.

We, as a society, are intent on controlling any display of male sexuality, and we've adopted a zero tolerance attitude toward anything that even hints at impropriety in the male sex department.

For several decades the emphasis was on controlling allegedly offensive male conduct directed to particular women. Sexual harassment became a growth field in the law as new laws cropped up like weeds.

Now the zero-tolerance hysteria over male sexuality has spread to conduct that doesn't hurt anyone. It includes thought "crimes."

It's the same hysteria that lands drunk college boys on sex offenders registers for peeing in the alley.

A lawyer friend across the state tells me that a client of his was fired from a big company because he was adjusting his pants in a storage room, and a female co-worker -- who didn't like him to begin with -- happened to walk in and was offended because she actually saw his shorts under his pants.

Men are forbidden from wearing Speedos at some water parks because the bulges offend women.

High school boys running shirtless on the track team are told to cover up because their bare torsos offend the girls' team. 

A college football player was recently tossed off a plane, then arrested, for showing too much underwear and then putting up a fight about it.

At some school sporting events, chest painting has been outlawed because the sight of topless boys with painted letters on their chests offends some women and girls.

No more nude weigh-ins for collegiate and high school wrestlers because women want to be present, and, of course, they'd be offended at the sight of male genitalia. (I have no doubt that wrestlers at those schools that are lucky enough to still have their programs in the wake of Title IX will soon be told to wear shorts during wrestling matches so that female spectators won't be subjected to offensive bulges.)

And men charged with a sex crime, or convicted of one, stand a good chance of being subjected to the "peter meter," which punishes thoughts. Shackled and handcuffed, these males are forced to sit for hours in a small room with a state-of-the-art plethysmograph firmly attached around their penises while they are subjected to pornographic visual and audio stimulation to test whether they have "deviant responses." If they do, they are kept in custody.

If the above sounds like we're a nation of prudes, just remember it only applies to men. I've seen photos of women at some "slut walks" that are downright shocking.  And make no mistake, this prudery directed at men isn't driven by men, it's driven by women. And it's only going to get worse and worse.

What Anthony Weiner did was childish. But he didn't deserve to be driven from office because of it. And I say that as someone who can't stand him.

Anthony Weiner: Another sacrifice to the goddesses who control male sexuality

I intensely dislike Anthony Weier, for reasons previously made public.  See here.  Beyond that, Weier's tweeting sexually suggestive and sexually explicit photographs, and then lying about it, suggests a dishonesty and an immaturity that is troubling.

Rape Charges Dropped Against Garrett Wittels

We've been following the rape charges against college superstar baseball player Garrett Wittels since January. He and two buddies were on vacation at the Atlantis in the Bahamas last December when they hooked up with two young women and had sex. The young women later accused the three young men of rape. It had all the markings of a false rape claim from the outset. As time went on, more revelations cast even more doubt on the veracity of the claims.

Among other things, security camera footage appeared to contradict what the women told Bahamian authorities. In addition, the father of one of the accusers -- who chaperoned the girls on their visit to the Atlantis -- once was accused of planning to hire a woman to falsely claim she was raped at a professional sporting event.

Now, at last, authorities in the Bahamas have decided the evidence didn’t support prosecution. Defense lawyer Richard Sharpstein said the accusations stemmed from an apparent attempt to extort money from the Atlantis resort. See here: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/06/20/bahamas-drops-rape-charges-against-fius-wittels/

Great result, but trying to restore Garrett's good name will be like trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube.  Or unringing a bell. He and his friend's have had their reputations unjustly tarnished because of a stupid college boy decision - a decision that is common among young men in college, even upstanding young men. In this case, the accusers will suffer no harm, and they can just go sit at the bar and wait for the next unsuspecting college boy to snare.

This is just another in a seemingly endless parade of examples of how we've handed young women far too much power to destroy young men with rape lies. 

Garrett is one of the lucky ones. He got out of the ring alive. But he's been badly beaten. Let's pray he recovers from the ordeal.

Rape Charges Dropped Against Garrett Wittels

We've been following the rape charges against college superstar baseball player Garrett Wittels since January. He and two buddies were on vacation at the Atlantis in the Bahamas last December when they hooked up with two young women and had sex. The young women later accused the three young men of rape. It had all the markings of a false rape claim from the outset. As time went on, more revelations cast even more doubt on the veracity of the claims.

Among other things, security camera footage appeared to contradict what the women told Bahamian authorities. In addition, the father of one of the accusers -- who chaperoned the girls on their visit to the Atlantis -- once was accused of planning to hire a woman to falsely claim she was raped at a professional sporting event.

Samantha Rager pleads guilty to false claim of rape

LISBON - A woman accused of making false rape accusations at a party pleaded guilty to one count of falsification before Judge Mark Frost Thursday in Columbiana County Municipal Court.

Samantha Rager, 25, of Boardman, had been charged with two counts of falsification after she repeated her story at least twice during interviews with deputies. The second count was dismissed.

Rager had been charged after making claims that a man ripped off her clothes and raped her during a party at a county residence last month.

According to court documents, multiple witnesses alleged Rager had voluntarily engaged in acts of nudity, numerous lap dances and other suggestive behavior during the party.

According to Assistant County Prosecutor Don Humphreys, Detective Sgt. Steve Walker, who led the investigation into the case, was less concerned with Rager serving jail time than he was with her making an acknowledgment she had made the false statements.

Defense attorney Eric Kibler said the events of that night were "very hazy in the mind of my client."
Rager, who appeared in a pink jogging suit with matching pink ponytail, told Judge Frost she had been drinking, but knew she had not drank that much. Judge Frost questioned if she thought she had been drugged, to which she responded affirmatively.

Humphreys pointed out a false accusation of rape is serious not only for investigators but for the person against whom the allegations are made. The man accused reportedly was questioned at length, but not charged.

"Ample evidence would suggest anything but innocent participation to the party," Humphreys said, adding. "I understand anyone can be raped" but misstatements by Rager affected the detective's ability to investigate what happened.

Kibler said he had the opportunity to read all the statements and did not see Rager use the word "rape" in her statements. Instead, he saw "very hazy recollections of events and maybe shadowy interpretations."

Rager was fined $250 and ordered to perform 50 hours community service.

 Link:
http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/543355/Woman-pleads-guilty-to-falsification-in-rape-claim.html?nav=5007

Samantha Rager pleads guilty to false claim of rape

LISBON - A woman accused of making false rape accusations at a party pleaded guilty to one count of falsification before Judge Mark Frost Thursday in Columbiana County Municipal Court.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Justices Unanimously Side with Wal-Mart

Of course, Wal-Mart must hate women. After all, Wal-Mart is a big, powerful corporation run by white men.

Of course, the Duke lacrosse players randomly picked out of a photo line-up by a loon must hate black women enough to rape one of them. After all, they were well-to-do, young, white males. Just ask Amanda Marcotte, she'll tell you.

Of course, the innocent priest who died a broken man in New York last week must have molested a boy 40 years ago. He had previously been accused of raping a girl 25 years ago. After all, he was a priest.

Are you as sick to death as I am of the knee-jerk, visceral stereotyping of men?

I have good news to report: today, rationality won one over knee-jerk, visceral stereotyping: the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously -- please read that word again: unanimously -- rejected a class-action lawsuit charging sex discrimination by Wal-Mart. The court held that female employees in different jobs at 3,400 different stores nationwide and with different supervisors do not have enough in common to be lumped together in a single class-action lawsuit.  "In all," wrote Justice Scalia, "Wal-Mart operates approximately 3,400 stores and employs more than one million people. Because respondents wish to sue about literally millions of employment decisions at once, they need some glue holding the alleged reasons for all those decisions together," he said.  They didn't have the glue.

Remember the oral argument in this case where the schlep representing the putative class of women stood before the justices and argued that Wal-Mart had a policy effectively communicated to its managers to discriminate against women? Let me refresh your recollection:

Justice Scalia asked the attorney to explain that policy.

Listen to the reason given by the women's attorney and you will know why this case had no chance of prevailing: ". . . at the Sam Walton Insitute where every manager has to be trained before they become a manager, they provide as a . . . response to a standard question: Why are women so underrepresented, or so few women in management? And the response given was, because men seek advancement, are more aggressive in seeking advancement." 

That "stereotypical statement," the lawyer claimed, "informs their decisions" when they make promotions.

Read it again in case you think your eyes were playing tricks on you. The attorney stated a fact -- a fact that a lot of powerful women's groups don't want to hear -- and cited it as a basis for a class action discrimination suit.

An incredulous Justice Scalia asked the schlep: ". . . how could that possibly cause them to intentionally discriminate on the basis of sex?"  Scalia correctly noted what every thinking person knows: the "policy" cited was nothing more than an assessment of why women aren't promoted as frequently as men; it did not tell managers not to promote women. (If anything, informing managers of this fact would be beneficial to women because it would make Wal-Mart's managers aware that men are at times promoted over women because they are more aggressive -- and not necessarily because of their job performance.)

We have now reached the stage where a case can go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court premised on a fact of life that women's groups don't like.  Fortunately, the justices saw through the bullshit.

Story about the case here; oral argument transcript here -- see pages 30-32.

Justices Unanimously Side with Wal-Mart

Of course, Wal-Mart must hate women. After all, Wal-Mart is a big, powerful corporation run by white men.

Of course, the Duke lacrosse players randomly picked out of a photo line-up by a loon must hate black women enough to rape one of them. After all, they were well-to-do, young, white males. Just ask Amanda Marcotte, she'll tell you.

Of course, the innocent priest who died a broken man in New York last week must have molested a boy 40 years ago. He had previously been accused of raping a girl 25 years ago. After all, he was a priest.

Are you as sick to death as I am of the knee-jerk, visceral stereotyping of men?

"Rape Culture" - What exactly are we teaching our kids?

Eleven-years-old, and she's making a false allegation of rape. While there is no mention of why she made the allegation, it seems obvious that she knew the kind of response she would get.

Based on the results of what I can only assume was a rape kit/SANE exam, that there was no DNA evidence, or any other indication that a rape took place. When the girl was brought back in and confronted with that information, she admitted to making up the story. Why she did this is still unknown.

This is the second false report in the area in the last couple of months. A 15-year-old girl made up allegations in March, and was charged with filing a false police report.

The question that this leads to is, what type of punishment would be appropriate to deter these girls from claiming rape in the future? Because if they get a slap on the wrist, it will drive home the point that they can get away with it. So does anyone have an idea of an age appropriate punishment that would both get the message out that false accusations of rape will be punished, but will also deter future false claims?

Link:
http://thecabin.net/news/local/2011-06-16/greenbrier-police-rape-allegation-false

"Rape Culture" - What exactly are we teaching our kids?

Eleven-years-old, and she's making a false allegation of rape. While there is no mention of why she made the allegation, it seems obvious that she knew the kind of response she would get.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gender 101: The Third Sunday of June

Note from Pierce Harlan: I've never interrupted Connie's essays, but am compelled to do so today to urge our readers to be certain to savor this one. It's a love letter not only to Connie's father but to all fathers, and there isn't a false note in it. Thank you, Connie.

by Connie Chastain*

There are any number of websites that will tell you the origins and significance of Father's Day. One of them, titled "Father's Day In the United States," says the holiday "...celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children."

Father's Day is celebrated across the globe and dates back to ancient Babylon, according to "Father's Day Celebrations Around the World," which gives visitors a glimpse into the many ways different cultures honor fathers on their special day.

Of course, the websites I visited do not mention what the era of modern feminism has done to fathers--minimizing their involvement in and influence on the lives of their children and society as a whole. From my observations, it appears that the men's rights movement began as a father's rights movement, a creation of fathers who were cut out of their children's lives by ex-wives and the courts after divorce. But fatherlessness has also resulted from legislation that encourages and finances single motherhood. This, despite statistics that fatherlessness results in some of the most damaging social pathologies plaguing our culture.

Children from fatherless homes are:

4.6 times more likely to commit suicide,

6.6 times to become teenaged mothers (if they are girls, of course),

24.3 times more likely to run away,

15.3 times more likely to have behavioral disorders,

6.3 times more likely to be in a state-operated institution,

10.8 times more likely to commit rape,

6.6 times more likely to drop out of school,

15.3 times more likely to end up in prison while a teenager.

More here: http://fathersforlife.org/divorce/chldrndiv.htm

I was fortunate to have both of my parents with me until I reached the edge of retirement age. This year marks my second Father's Day and Mother's Day without them.

My father was not an extraordinary man, but he did experience some rather remarkable circumstances in his life that this holiday for fathers brings to my mind.

He was raised in a fatherless household himself. On October 7, 1924, two days before he was born, his father was killed, along with two neighboring couples and a school child, in a horrific car-train collison in Dalton, Georgia. My grandmother was in labor at her husband's funeral. In addition to the new baby, she had four older sons to raise.

It wasn't easy, particularly when the Great Depression hit, but she had help. Her sons all had a father-figure in their maternal grandfather, a hardworking mountain man -- a logger before he moved to the flatlands to farm. As an adult, my father fondly remembered his grandfather and often shared memories of him with me and my sister.

When he was five, my father contracted rheumatic fever. The resulting damage to his heart valves would last a lifetime and, thirteen years later, prohibit his service in World War II, in which all of his brother served, and one was killed. http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/2010/10/rape-culture-101-is-this-what-they.html

Decades later, when he was in his sixties, doctors wanted to replace his faulty heart valves with artificial ones but he wouldn't hear of it. His own heart valves, damaged though they were, had served him until then. And they continued to serve him until his passing at age eighty-five.

He met my mother at a gospel singing for a local radio station -- he was singing in a quartet and she was in the audience. They were married in 1945. He supported his young family -- a wife and two daughters -- selling life insurance, working in textile plants and operating a printing press. Sometimes Mama worked, too, but Daddy was the undisputed breadwinner and head of the household.

On Sundays, he preached. That was his first love -- my grandmother said as a young child, he had stood on tree stumps and preached to their pets and farm animals. When I was a second-grader, he became a fulltime minister, so my sister and I were raised preacher's kids. He was not of the hellfire and brimstone school. His approach was how to live the example of Christ in everyday life. He was an engaging public speaker and much loved by his congregations.

A high-school dropout, he obtained a GED and completed several hours of college coursework, but he was mostly self-educated. My sister and I thought he was the smartest man in the world. And one of the funniest.

When I was a teenager and read some of the Foxfire books about life in the Appalachians, I told him, "This book says mountain folk believed posthumous children could cure oral thrush in a baby by breathing on its face. Did anyone ever ask you to do that?"

"Oh, yeah. Many times,"

"And did it cure the baby?"

"Yeah."

I, the skeptic, asked him, "How?"

He looked at me with a sly smile and a twinkle in his eye and said, "Magic."

I'm no expert on what has transpired in our society during my lifetime. I've seen it change from a place where family and parents were respected, children grew up to be productive members of society, and old folks were honored and cared for, to a place where family is viewed with indifference, children are neglected and old folks forgotten -- with negative, and sometime tragic, consequences.

Many factors figure in the decline of our culture. People who read my essays know I lay a lot of blame at the doorstep of feminism, although certainly other influences share some of the blame. But I can't help believe that men like my father, and other fathers of his generation, share negligible responsibility for the societal decline we see around us today.

So this Sunday, I will honor his memory and celebrate the contribution my father made to the lives of his children, and be grateful for the way he and my mother raised us.

Happy Father's Day, Daddy.

Father's Day In the United States
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/fathers-day

Father's Day Celebrations Around the World
http://www.theholidayspot.com/fathersday/around_the_world.htm

*Connie is an FRS contributor. Her personal blog is http://conniechastain.blogspot.com/

Gender 101: The Third Sunday of June

Note from Pierce Harlan: I've never interrupted Connie's essays, but am compelled to do so today to urge our readers to be certain to savor this one. It's a love letter not only to Connie's father but to all fathers, and there isn't a false note in it. Thank you, Connie.

by Connie Chastain*

There are any number of websites that will tell you the origins and significance of Father's Day. One of them, titled "Father's Day In the United States," says the holiday "...celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children."

Father's Day is celebrated across the globe and dates back to ancient Babylon, according to "Father's Day Celebrations Around the World," which gives visitors a glimpse into the many ways different cultures honor fathers on their special day.

Of course, the websites I visited do not mention what the era of modern feminism has done to fathers--minimizing their involvement in and influence on the lives of their children and society as a whole. From my observations, it appears that the men's rights movement began as a father's rights movement, a creation of fathers who were cut out of their children's lives by ex-wives and the courts after divorce. But fatherlessness has also resulted from legislation that encourages and finances single motherhood. This, despite statistics that fatherlessness results in some of the most damaging social pathologies plaguing our culture.

Strathpeffer woman, Emily MacNicol, fined for false rape claim

So she was a student at Strathclyde University, studying bio-chemical science. She is obviously a very intelligent person.

The thing that stands out to me, is why the judge in this case didn't do the following:

1. It appears she has already been in treatment for some issues. If there are that many, and they are that serious, why is she not in a facility?

2. Why didn't the judge have her committed to a facility for further treatment?

Instead she gets a £300 fine and she is living at home with her parents. Was any thought given, that the next time she claims rape, she may point the finger at an innocent man, and his life could be severely damaged due to the claim?

I guess not.

Link: http://www.north-star-news.co.uk/News/Dingwall-woman-fined-for-false-rape-claim-16062011.htm

Strathpeffer woman, Emily MacNicol, fined for false rape claim

So she was a student at Strathclyde University, studying bio-chemical science. She is obviously a very intelligent person.

The thing that stands out to me, is why the judge in this case didn't do the following:

1. It appears she has already been in treatment for some issues. If there are that many, and they are that serious, why is she not in a facility?

2. Why didn't the judge have her committed to a facility for further treatment?

Instead she gets a £300 fine and she is living at home with her parents. Was any thought given, that the next time she claims rape, she may point the finger at an innocent man, and his life could be severely damaged due to the claim?

I guess not.

Link: http://www.north-star-news.co.uk/News/Dingwall-woman-fined-for-false-rape-claim-16062011.htm

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Man accused of falsely reporting sexual abuse

A Fort Edward man was arrested after being accused of making a false sexual assault report. That's according to the New York State Police in Greenwich.

Police say Eugene Kenneth Groesbeck, 31, called an anonymous hot-line on Saturday, June 11 and claimed there had been sexual abuse and maltreatment of a 13-year-old girl. After an investigation it was determined that Groesbeck made the report without any factual basis.

Groesbeck was charged with falsely reporting an incident in the third.

He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Fort Edward Court on Tuesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Link:
http://fortedward.wnyt.com/news/crime/man-accused-falsely-reporting-sexual-abuse/66935

Man accused of falsely reporting sexual abuse

A Fort Edward man was arrested after being accused of making a false sexual assault report. That's according to the New York State Police in Greenwich.

A tale of two airline incidents: (1) women who show too much breast vs. (2) young man who shows boxer shorts. Can you guess which one gets an apology, and which one gets arrested?


INCIDENT NUMBER ONE: In 2007, Southwest Airlines found itself in the center of a feminist brouhaha when it told two women passengers that their outfits were inappropriate to fly. One of the woman at the eye of the storm, Kyla Ebbert, "offered to pull the top of her sweater over her breasts and pull her skirt down as far as possible. A compromise that was finally agreed upon." But the issue wouldn't go away and the Sisterhood took up her cause.

Well, we all know what happened: "Southwest Airlines Co. says it is apologizing to a young California woman who was told her outfit was too skimpy to fly, and it's using the brouhaha as a marketing ploy — announcing a 'miniskirt fare sale.'"

Chief Executive Gary Kelly "declined to give his opinion of [the young woman's] outfit, and said the airline needs to 'lean towards the customer.'" Kelly said: 'We don't have a dress code at Southwest Airlines, and we don't want to put our employees in the position of being the fashion police,' he said, 'but there's a fine line you walk sometimes in not offending other passengers.'"

In order words, her breasts were showing and we don't like it, but, hey, we lost the public relations battle on this one.

Now to be certain we're all on the same page, Ms. Ebbert's breasts were exposed.

INCIDENT NUMBER TWO: Fast forward to this week. New Mexico safety Deshon Marman was at San Francisco International Airport.  Before he boarded Flight 488 bound for Albuquerque, an airline employee complained that Marman's pants "were below his buttocks but above the knees, and that much of his boxer shorts were exposed."  The employee asked Marman to pull up his pants before he boarded the plane, but he refused.  Marman allegedly repeated his refusal after taking his seat on the plane.

Marman was asked to leave the plane.  And he was arrested for trespassing.

See here.

Now, please understand, I think the "underwear" look is idiotic and a barometer of a culture in free-fall. But if that's offensive, so is exposing breasts on a airplane.  But there won't be any fallout from this reprimand because he's a guy and nobody will go to his defense. Truth be told, if it weren't for the double standard, I wouldn't go to his defense.

Nothing new here. Remember in 2009 when Britain's most popular theme park banned men from wearing the dreaded Speedos because they are not deemed "public or family friendly."  One female features writer applauded the move: "The tight-fitting trunks are, apparently, 'not public- or family-friendly'. Hear, hear. Let's be honest: no man, of any age, in any state of repair, looks good in Speedos, not even a ginger George Clooney."

Imagine if a male writer deigned to applaud Southwest's move telling the woman to cover up -- because he didn't want to see women dress that way. What do you think would happen to him? He'd be fired, that's what would happen. The Sisterhood would demand his testicles on a silver platter.

A tale of two airline incidents: (1) women who show too much breast vs. (2) young man who shows boxer shorts. Can you guess which one gets an apology, and which one gets arrested?


INCIDENT NUMBER ONE: In 2007, Southwest Airlines found itself in the center of a feminist brouhaha when it told two women passengers that their outfits were inappropriate to fly. One of the woman at the eye of the storm, Kyla Ebbert, "offered to pull the top of her sweater over her breasts and pull her skirt down as far as possible. A compromise that was finally agreed upon." But the issue wouldn't go away and the Sisterhood took up her cause.

Rape witch hunt causes innocent priest to die a broken man

In 2006, lawyer Mitchell Garabedian lodged a claim against the Rev. Charles Murphy that he improperly touched a female minor 25 years earlier.  Father Murphy swore his innocence, the archdiocese ruled the allegations lacked substance, and the woman dropped her suit on the eve of trial.

According to Brian McGrory of the Boston Globe: "When Murphy triumphantly returned to the pulpit of his sun-splashed church in South Weymouth, the applause could be heard across the South Shore. Father Charlie, as he was known, was back — back cracking cornball jokes from the altar, back as a fanatical hockey fan, back as the mad plow driver clearing the parking lot at the hint of snow. He was also back ministering in prisons and helping the deaf, a man of the cloth to his core."

As if he had not done enough harm, in April 2010, lawyer Garabedian, who had lodged the first complaint, brought another. Only this time, the accusation was not about a 25 year old alleged assualt, it was about a 40 year old alleged assault. And this time, the alleged victim wasn't female, he was male.

Put aside the absurdity and injustice of asking a presumptively innocent man to defend himself against 40-year-old charges (all evidence of alibi -- "I was somewhere else that day" -- would have long disappeared), does it seem not just bizarre but other-worldly that an attorney would first accuse this priest of long ago abusing a female and then, when that didn't work, a male?

Father Murphy was forced to cancel a long-planned party celebrating his 50th anniversary as a priest and he started a downward spiral that would eventually kill him.

It took the diocense almost six months to dismiss the charges.  Brian McGrory says that's about five months too long. But Father Murphy's supporters knew the truth: ". . . prominent friends and everyday parishioners who refused to give up their faith. They hired a lawyer, who in turn brought in a private investigator, who discovered that the alleged victim was mired in financial problems, had a long list of liens placed against him, and faced massive credibility issues even within his own family."

By the time the diocese restored Father Murphy, he was finished. ". . . when Murphy reappeared at St. Francis Xavier in South Weymouth to say Mass, he couldn’t summon the strength to deliver a sermon."

Brian McGrory: "They brought Murphy to a hospice in Haverhill a couple of weeks ago after doctors determined there was nothing left to be done. There was no cancer, no apparent physical disease, just a broken 77-year-old heart that refused to mend."

"And that’s where he died Saturday evening, a wisp of the man he once was. Garabedian lost his compass on this case, and thousands of people all over Massachusetts lost a truly wonderful priest."

We commend Mr. McGrory for a well-written piece. But the irony seems lost on Mr. McGrory about his own paper's role in harming this good priest. How? By doing what, I am sure, it would claim was just it's job. It reported the following on April 3, 2010:  "The man's attorney, Mitchell Garabedian, said the abuse happened when Murphy was at St. Agatha Parish in Milton in the early 1970s. Garabedian said Murphy abused his client over the course of a year, starting when his client was 14, in places including the church rectory. Garabedian said his client, now 53, hoped the church was closely monitoring Murphy."  See here

Yes, the Globe was just doing what every newspaper does. They destroy innocent men by reporting sex accusations. The general public doesn't understand that an accusation is just that -- an accusation. All they see is that yet another priest is accused of fondling yet another boy, and their reaction is, "Castrate him!"  In the court of last resort -- the breakfast table where Mr. and Mrs. Average Bostonian read the Globe -- the trial against Father Murphy was over even before it had begun.

And then the truth finally came out -- but not before an innocent man was destroyed. Then it's very easy to blame the false accuser, the lawyer who lodged the charge, the diocese for investigating too slowly . . . you name it, everyone except the paper that was "just doing its job" by repeating an unfounded accusation even though the man accused was not able even to defend himself in the press.

If Mr. McGrory wants to know what caused Father McGrory to die of a broken heart, he need look no further than the Boston Globe's glass house.

See here: http://www.patheos.com/community/deaconsbench/2011/06/15/falsely-accused-priest-dies-of-a-broken-heart/

Rape witch hunt causes innocent priest to die a broken man

In 2006, lawyer Mitchell Garabedian lodged a claim against the Rev. Charles Murphy that he improperly touched a female minor 25 years earlier.  Father Murphy swore his innocence, the archdiocese ruled the allegations lacked substance, and the woman dropped her suit on the eve of trial.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

False rape claims: increasingly a tool to skew the current economies of sex, where sex is cheaper than most women prefer

The cultural tenets governing sexual encounters have witnessed a sea change in recent years because of the loosening of sexual mores, the feminist-inspired norms that pressure young women to "party like the guys," and the explosion of birth control.

The experts tell us that men have a much easier time obtaining sex than they did in days long gone. "College campuses and urban areas are often dominated by women, which means that men can and will decide how much — or how little — they will exchange for sex."  Women who'd prefer to put a higher price tag on their sexuality are finding themselves locked out of the market. See here.

The results are all too predictable.  Women are having sex more often when they secretly are conflicted about it. We've frequently reported here about the proven gender "regret asymmetry" where young women have much higher levels of after-the-fact regret than men following sexual hook-ups.  Regret too often is transmogrified into feelings of being used, and feeling used too often metamorphoses into false rape claims.

Having studied the false rape phenomenon closely for a number of years, it is my conclusion that young women are increasingly resorting to false rape claims as an inappropriate method of skewing the current economies of sex, which favor men and which make sex cheaper than most women consciously or subconsciously prefer. Women are pressured by feminist-inspired norms to make themselves more available to men than ever, but they have also learned that crying rape after-the-fact is a culturally accepted, indeed feminist approved, antidote to sex they feel was too cheaply obtained.  Instead of saying "no" up front, women are retroactively saying "no" -- with false rape claims -- after-the-fact. The feminists who dominate the public discourse on rape because of their roles in what can aptly be called the sexual grievance industry tacitly, and sometimes overtly, approve of this antidote by their open tolerance of false rape claims. 

Where does this leave men, who have every legitimate right to depend on the woman's up-front assent?  We see where that leaves men every single day on this blog.

One cure is to enhance the value of female sexuality by decreasing the supply and thereby reduce both regret and false rape claims. That, of course, can never happen in a society where "slut walks" are celebrated as liberating events, where colleges excuse women from underage drinking charges so long as they report they were raped, and where false rape claims are routinely excused and implicitly encouraged. In short, it can never happen in a society that encourages young women to be promiscuous and to then tell rape lies when that promiscuity results in an unfavorable sexual experience.

The other cure is the one that every fair-minded person should endorse: charging every false rape claim, and enhancing the sentences for false rape claims so that women know if they tell a rape lie, they risk serious punishment.

False rape claims: increasingly a tool to skew the current economies of sex, where sex is cheaper than most women prefer

The cultural tenets governing sexual encounters have witnessed a sea change in recent years because of the loosening of sexual mores, the feminist-inspired norms that pressure young women to "party like the guys," and the explosion of birth control.

The experts tell us that men have a much easier time obtaining sex than they did in days long gone. "College campuses and urban areas are often dominated by women, which means that men can and will decide how much — or how little — they will exchange for sex."  Women who'd prefer to put a higher price tag on their sexuality are finding themselves locked out of the market. See here.

The results are all too predictable.  Women are having sex more often when they secretly are conflicted about it. We've frequently reported here about the proven gender "regret asymmetry" where young women have much higher levels of after-the-fact regret than men following sexual hook-ups.  Regret too often is transmogrified into feelings of being used, and feeling used too often metamorphoses into false rape claims.

Having studied the false rape phenomenon closely for a number of years, it is my conclusion that young women are increasingly resorting to false rape claims as an inappropriate method of skewing the current economies of sex, which favor men and which make sex cheaper than most women consciously or subconsciously prefer. Women are pressured by feminist-inspired norms to make themselves more available to men than ever, but they have also learned that crying rape after-the-fact is a culturally accepted, indeed feminist approved, antidote to sex they feel was too cheaply obtained.  Instead of saying "no" up front, women are retroactively saying "no" -- with false rape claims -- after-the-fact. The feminists who dominate the public discourse on rape because of their roles in what can aptly be called the sexual grievance industry tacitly, and sometimes overtly, approve of this antidote by their open tolerance of false rape claims. 

Where does this leave men, who have every legitimate right to depend on the woman's up-front assent?  We see where that leaves men every single day on this blog.

One cure is to enhance the value of female sexuality by decreasing the supply and thereby reduce both regret and false rape claims. That, of course, can never happen in a society where "slut walks" are celebrated as liberating events, where colleges excuse women from underage drinking charges so long as they report they were raped, and where false rape claims are routinely excused and implicitly encouraged. In short, it can never happen in a society that encourages young women to be promiscuous and to then tell rape lies when that promiscuity results in an unfavorable sexual experience.

The other cure is the one that every fair-minded person should endorse: charging every false rape claim, and enhancing the sentences for false rape claims so that women know if they tell a rape lie, they risk serious punishment.