Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ripped from the headlines: women are just better . . .

Women are better leaders in a recession. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/11/women-are-better-leaders-in-recession_n_1198549.html?ref=uk

Females are more thorough than males -- they ask tougher questions -- when buying a new car. http://www.autoremarketing.com/trends/do-women-really-ask-tougher-questions-when-vehicle-shopping-men

Women are better savers than men. http://www.moneyexpert.com/financial-news/none/800580699/battleofthesaverswomenarebettersaversthanmen/article.aspx

Women feel more pain than men. http://www.dollymix.tv/2012/01/women_feel_more_pain_than_men.html

Women are better picking up non-verbal cues than men.  http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/soul+happiness/relationships/10+body+language+love+signals,16517

Women are better at parking cars than men. http://www.carfinance.co.uk/news/2012/jan/women-are-better-parkers-than-men-fact.html

In fact, women are better drivers. http://www.kait8.com/story/16522241/statistics-show-women-are-safer-drivers-than-men

Sandy Hingston holds a mirror up to college rape hysteria

"A young man’s reputation is in tatters based on an anonymous allegation that he committed sexual assault. And this, folks, is why we need to have one simple, standard way of judging whether sexual assault is sexual assault or not. There should be proof—good proof, not just a hairsbreadth of proof—that a crime has been committed. That proof should be given to police. And colleges and universities should get the hell out of the criminal-justice business."

Read the entire piece here.

Woman Faces Charges for False Sex Assault Accusations

A 25-year-old Milwaukee woman who falsely accused a Port Washington man of sexual assualt is now facing charges in the accusations.

Monday, January 30, 2012

'. . . where did the CDC find 13.7 million victims of sexual crimes that the professional criminologists had overlooked?'

It found them by defining sexual violence in impossibly elastic ways and then letting the surveyors, rather than subjects, determine what counted as an assault. Consider: In a telephone survey with a 30 percent response rate, interviewers did not ask participants whether they had been raped. Instead of such straightforward questions, the CDC researchers described a series of sexual encounters and then they determined whether the responses indicated sexual violation. A sample of 9,086 women was asked, for example, “When you were drunk, high, drugged, or passed out and unable to consent, how many people ever had vaginal sex with you?” A majority of the 1.3 million women (61.5 percent) the CDC projected as rape victims in 2010 experienced this sort of “alcohol or drug facilitated penetration."

Other survey questions were equally ambiguous. Participants were asked if they had ever had sex because someone pressured them by “telling you lies, making promises about the future they knew were untrue?” All affirmative answers were counted as “sexual violence.” Anyone who consented to sex because a suitor wore her or him down by “repeatedly asking” or “showing they were unhappy” was similarly classified as a victim of violence. The CDC effectively set a stage where each step of physical intimacy required a notarized testament of sober consent.

Read it all here: How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

Jezebel's Anna North . . .

. . . another progressive, man-hating nitwit.

http://jezebel.com/5879162/are-yale-guys-bad-at-sex

Rape victims' champion: 'Let us not forget that those falsely accused are also real victims'

Rikki Klieman is a  former Massachusetts sex crimes prosecutor, a member of the board of the Rape Treatment Center in Los Angeles, and a fierce champion of rape victims. Unlike so many shrill, extremist voices in the blogosphere, Ms. Klieman understands the balance we always talk about here -- about the need to punish rapists while insuring the innocent aren't punished with them.  Serious voices on rape appreciate the balance -- see here

You need to read the entire article here, but she ends with this:

'Highly intelligent and manipulative' prison psychologist who pretended to be sexually assaulted is given non-custodial sentence

A follow up to these stories: here and here.

The prison psychologist who phoned in a frantic but phony 911 sexual assault call to persuade her husband that they needed to move to a better neighborhood pleaded out Wednesday to a felony conspiracy charge and was given a non-custodial sentence.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

“Everybody [the woman and Kelly] was a happy camper until the boyfriend found out.”


WHEN WILL THE MEDIA STOP BLOWING RAPE ALLEGATIONS INTO LURID MELODRAMAS?

The "happy camper" quote above is from a report on the Greg Kelly rape case.  We aren't sure what happened there, but virtually every high profile rape case in recent years has turned out to be false or likely false.  By blowing these cases into media circuses at the first whiff of an accusation, the mainstream news media does a grave injustice to the men accused (since they are always named), and it does a lesser disservice to women who are actually raped.  When women hear that case after case after case turn out to be false, don't they think twice about reporting that they've been raped?

Here's an idea: let the police investigate and stop blowing accusations into media circuses. Stop painting men accused as if they were rapists. And start punishing women when we learn they've lied about rape. The only way to restore integrity to the cry of rape is to deter the false accusers.

Loony 'Jezebel': where a writer has no idea whether a sexual assault occurred, but knows the accuser is a 'victim'

This story, like the Web site that carries it, is the worst kind of progressive excrement, tripe so patently absurd that no refutation is necessary.

If extremist feminists want to know why they are the proverbial "boy who cried wolf" when it comes to sexual assault, it's because they are prone to giving voice to the most outrageous leaps in logic imaginable -- assertions that blink at anything resembling common sense, human decency, and the presumption of innocence.

Newsflash: this isn't 1972, or even '92. Rational people no longer buy into your hokum where a vague accusation is as good as an actual conviction.

Friday, January 27, 2012

I wonder if they'll subject the Police Commissioner's son to a humiliating perp walk? Yet another high profile rape claim that reeks of bullshit

Sex crimes legend Linda A. Fairstein: "This woman doesn't come close to establishing her physical helplessness... I haven't heard anybody establish the elements of a crime."

Read it here: http://gothamist.com/2012/01/27/sources_say_greg_kelly_has_flirtati.php

Woman falsely accuses man of rape -- because he couldn't remember her name

A woman named Christine Jordan falsely accused a man of rape because he could not recall her name. 

Last January, Jordan had met the man on a bus. The two hooked up and ended up having sex at her flat.

Five days later, Jordan saw the man at a pub, but he could not remember her name. Jordan gave him “a very evil look,” and within minutes, police came to arrest him on suspicion of rape. 

It turns out Jordan had phoned police, telling them she had been raped by the man. She claimed he followed her to her flat and forced his way in.  Police saw through her story and arrested her.

At trial, Jordan clung to her rape fairy tale, but admitted the man did not force his way into her flat.

Nicola Devas, prosecuting said: “The defendant has lied and lied and lied and she has been caught out in these lies. And even when she has been caught out in these lies she has continued to lie. She is clutching to the remnants of that initial account because she can’t bring herself to admit what she has done.”

The jury took less than two hours to unanimously find Jordan guilty of perverting the course of justice. She will be sentenced next month. 

The full story is here: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Woman-guilty-of-false-rape-claim-27012012.htm

Some false rape apologists insist that women don't lie about rape. After all, why would women subject themselves to the ordeal of a rape trial? 

Do they really want to know?  Add the above case to the list: on this site we've reported on women who've made false rape claims for the following reasons:

▲The accuser’s boyfriend took too long to buy cigarettes.
▲Several women didn’t want to pay cab fares, so they accused innocent cab drivers of rape.
▲A girl wanted to get back at her teen ex-boyfriend — her rape lie not only got him convicted, but two of his friends as well.
▲A woman wanted to get back at her ex-boyfriend for breaking it off, so she falsely accused him of rape and candidly admitted: “I just wanted him to be hurt because of what he’d done.”
▲A young woman said she wanted her young ex-boyfriend “to feel extreme pain.”
▲A woman's rape lie sent a man to prison for five years because she said she was bored.
▲A woman was bent on revenge after a road rage incident.
▲A man refused to give his false accuser a beer.
▲A maid falsely accused her employer of rape because she didn’t like her workload.
▲A girl falsely accused a man of rape for throwing a flower at her.
▲A woman caused three men to be interrogated for rapes they didn’t commit because she wanted a day off from work.
▲An 18-year-year-old young man was hauled out of class, arrested, and jailed for a month on a random false rape claim by a girl he had never even met.

And I could go on and on and on. I've stopped adding on to this list because it's too depressing.

Dad's nightmare over sex charge

Police in the US have paid R15-million to a South African expatriate who was jailed over false claims and faked statements that he raped his mentally disabled daughter.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

An example of how far colleges have gone . . .

Colleges push anti-male sex policies to the edge: by Pierce Harlan and Paul Elam.  Go read it.

Rape charge against man dismissed

Jennifer Valenta admits she lied, arrested on six counts

Gage County authorities dropped all charges against a Wymore man Friday and arrested the woman who accused him of a sexual assault on suspicion of lying about the incident.

The Gage County Attorney’s Office charged Jennifer Valenta of Wilber with perjury, false reporting, obstructing government operations, tampering with evidence and two counts of prostitution.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

If men must be locked up before trial, remember the innocent man who sat in jail two years awaiting his 'speedy trial'

The Star Ledger editorial board wants bail "reform" in New Jersey -- to protect the public from potentially dangerous criminals. The editorial is, at least, honest: ". . . the reality is that we dole out punishment before convictions at every level today."  Read it here.

From 'The Onion'

Woman arrested for reporting 'fictitious' cop impersonator assault

Investigators say a 27-year-old woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a man posing as a police officer earlier this month was lying.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

'In my experience, there is a far higher percentage of false accusations of sexual misconduct than of any other criminal activity'


Lawrence Goldman, Esq. on White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Paterno's Death May Affect Trial of Penn State Officials

Joe Paterno is dead, his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in the history of sports tarnished by his termination -- unjust, I believe -- on the grounds that he inappropriately failed to pursue vigorously an allegation of child sex abuse (see here, here and here).

Claims About Possible Rape, Being Tossed from Van False, Sheriff's Office Says

Two teen-age girls who told authorities they were thrown out of a van after one of the girls was sexually assaulted were ultimately found to have been at an all-night house party — and not telling the truth about the events of the night.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Woman accused of fake rape claim

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that a woman made up a story about being raped.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

'The time has come,' the Walrus said, 'To talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings . . . .'

▲"One of the big lies of 2011 (though hard to believe on its face) was that told by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about Libya as a means to justify regime change in that country – a goal not authorized by either the U.S. Congress or the UN. Thus, with a straight face, Ms. Clinton told the press that Gaddafi was passing out Viagra to his troops so they could go out and rape dissidents en masse, and that the troops were indeed engaging in mass rapes. Of course, the compliant media was more than happy to spread such outlandish accusations. What the press was more reluctant to do was to publish Amnesty International’s later report that there was absolutely no factual support for these accusations. As Amnesty International reported, 'Not only have we not met any victims, but we have not even met any persons who have met victims.'” http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/20/seven-truths-inconvenient-to-u-s-foreign-policy/

▲You don't have to be a "perfect" victim to have your rapist convicted.  A girl recanted her rape allegation but the jury convicted the man anyway.  I hope, and pray, that the prosecution had more to go on than just an unreliable child witness. Every objective observer, including the liberals on the U.S. Supreme Court, has noted concerns about child testimony in rape cases. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/01/despite_victims_change_of_stor.html

▲Here's a typical "rape" case -- http://www.willitsnews.com/ci_19784277 -- where the charges were dropped because the district attorney doesn't know what the hell happened.  If this incident were looked at by the representatives of the sexual grievance industry who do rape studies, it would be included as a "rape" only because there is no definitive evidence that it was a lie.  In fact, it should be classified in an entirely separate category of "unknowns" where the vast majority of rape claims would end up if the surveyors were in any sense honest. Instead they are happy to have us believe that if it can't be definitively called a lie, it must have been a rape.  This canard would not be a concern except that the sexual grievance industry uses their "statistics" to justify more and more draconian rape "reforms," as we've discussed here many times, which place innocent men and boys at ever greater risk.  Biggest example last year: the "Dear Colleague" letter than lowered the standard of proof in college sex disciplinary proceedings.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Recording sheds light on ex-Brown student's mediation

A follow-up to this story. In that earlier report we explained that the lawsuit filed by William McCormick III and his parents against Brown University, Marcella Dresdale (the student who accused McCormick of raping her), and Richard Dresdale (the accuser's father), has been settled on undisclosed terms.

We don't know the terms of the settlement; however, a recording of a discussion prior to the settlement has been released that, if accurate, shows the mediator for the case suggesting that the case should settle for significant money: http://www.golocalprov.com/news/brown-mccormick/

Whether Mr. McCormick got that kind of money is anyone's guess.

Suit alleges Alton police sat on mountain of exculpatory evidence while 2 men went to prison for sexually assaulting children

Lawyers acting on behalf of a former local man and and his son have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the town and seven former and current police officers alleging they withheld evidence from defense lawyers during the criminal investigation and subsequent prosecution of both men for sexual assault of minors.

Both men were convicted and spent time in prison before they were freed after the missing evidence came to light.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Turtle Lake man cleared of false sex assault charges

From Barron News-Shield
By: Mary Glynn

60-year-old Turtle Lake man, previously accused of sexually assaulting a child in his care, has had the criminal charges against him dropped after an 11-year-old Birchwood girl admitted she made up a story that he touched her sexually.

Police: Girl made up story about near abduction

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown police have learned that the 12-year-old girl who said she was nearly abducted this week made up the story.

During the third interview Friday night, the juvenile, a Franklin Junior High School student, said while she was waiting for a bus on Wednesday morning, she heard a noise in a wooded area, started to run home, fell and scraped her hand.

Earlier, she told police that she was injured following a brief struggle with the man who tried to abduct her at knife point. She told detectives she did not see a subject in the wooded area as she had said earlier.

Detective Steve Winters said the girl will not be charged with any crime.

Contact this reporter at (513) 705-2842 or rmccrabb@coxohio.com.

http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletown-news/police-girl-made-up-story-about-near-abduction-1312587.html

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

THIS is a real problem . . .

The world is a complicated place with lots more grays than black-and-whites, even when it comes to -- dare I say it? -- gender issues.  Too often, some in the men's rights movement present gray issues as black-and-white, and that only detracts from the issues that really are black-and-white.

Here's one that's black-and-white. In family law court, there is a widespread, systemic bias against fathers. When the father at issue is a good father, a caring father, a father who wants to be involved in his children's lives, that bias can be a grave injustice. 

If we ever want to achieve gender equality -- I mean real gender equality -- that's both fair to men and that allows more women to strive for greater achievement in the workplace, we need to treat dads as real parents, not as mommy's helpers who perform their fatherly duties at mother's whim. And we need to insist that our judicial system not be used as a sword to skewer good fathers.

Read the entire piece -- if this doesn't horrify you, I don't know what will: http://www.seattleweekly.com/2012-01-18/news/ripped-apart/

17 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit - should state pay?

By Paula Wissel writing here: http://www.kplu.org/post/17-years-prison-crime-he-didnt-commit-should-state-pay

Since 2008, four prisoners in Washington State have been exonerated through DNA testing and other evidence. Advocates for granting them compensation say it’s the right thing to do, even in tough budgetary times.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Evacuation specialist: 'Women don't need help just because they are women'

The tragedy of the sunken cruise ship has got jaded newspaper hacks churning out even more crap than usual, and a lot of it is about how -- horrors! -- "women and children" were not evacuated first. 

Oh, what to make of these dreaded modern men!

The fact is, chivalry does not comport with modern notions of gender equality, and no rational person thinks otherwise. In my personal experience, the most chivalrous men -- the ones who put women on the proverbial pedestal -- are usually not especially eager to treat women as equals in the business world, or anywhere else.

Here's an example of a very chivalrous man: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/women_children_last_9mdEh6P9nXC6E5DQw7w8HK

In contrast, here's someone who knows what the hell he's talking about -- an evacuation specialist: "I think the priority would be that you would help people who appear to need help. Children obviously need help. But helping women is not necessary. Women don't need help just because they are women. It's more important to identify the people who need help. That's important and that's what people tend to do." http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2012/jan/16/costa-concordia-women?newsfeed=true

The expert pretty much says what I said yesterday: http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/2012/01/when-ship-sinks-why-not-people-in-need.html

Sexual assault is not a private crime

A disturbing You Tube video shows a seemingly unconscious, motionless man in an LSU shirt slumped in a chair, his head pressed to a table, and two fast-food containers on his back. Young people who appear to be University of Alabama fans proceed to mock, sexually assault, and otherwise assault him.

Woman made false rape claim after victim rejected her sexual advances

Last year, Lisa Wright, 20, of  Inverness (a city in the Scottish Highlands), asked a man if she could stay at his house for reasons the newspaper account doesn't explain.  The man made up a bed on his couch for her in the living room. Apparently, she had other ideas.  Wright had made a "sexual advance" on the man, which he twice rejected.

The spurned Ms. Wright stormed out of the house and later told two female police officers that the man had indecently assaulted her and forced her to smoke heroin.

Police officers had concerns about her claims, the newspaper account reveals, and Wright confessed to making them up four days later.

Sheriff Neilson said the offence had no doubt led to significant distress and upset to the accused man, and cost to the public purse.  Her sentence? 210 hours of community service.  Apparently the "significant distress and upset" doesn't warrant a serious sentence.

Men are constantly told that "no means no." Women should hear the same message. And when a man says "no," they shouldn't think it is their right to make a false rape claim to get even with him. Unfortunately, the sentence imposed here won't deter women from lying about rape.

http://www.strathspey-herald.co.uk/News/Woman-made-false-sexual-assault-claims-after-being-spurned-12012012.htm

Monday, January 16, 2012

Woman accused of instigating murder by telling rape lie gets 8 years

A follow-up to our story  here.  A judge ordered an eight-year prison sentence Tuesday for a San Antonio woman who authorities said instigated the murder of a boyfriend by lying to another boyfriend about a rape that never occurred.

'There are false allegations made against people in this community all the time'

The following story is a chilling barometer of where we are as a society when it comes to men accused of rape.  The week before Christmas in Albuquerque, a mother called police to the family’s apartment claiming her husband was raping his own son. The police arrived, but they did not believe they had enough evidence to arrest the father without a forensic specialist to interview the child first at a safe house.  The police knew the father, knew he wasn't a flight risk, and knew he had no history of abuse. They worked out a plan with the mother whereby the child would be safe for the evening (the details of that plan are not divulged in the news report), and instead of immediately arresting and jailing the father, they took him to a truck stop for the night. 

Nothing happened to the little boy overnight. The father didn't leave the truck stop and hunt him down to rape or murder him. The next day the little boy gave a statement about what he claims he endured.  Police then arrested the father and charged him with criminal sexual penetration 1st degree. The father was held under a $100,000 cash-only bond.

It sounds as though police did a careful job here. But it wasn't good enough for local TV station KRQE. See here: http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/cops-defend-not-busting-accused-father  That station's indignant news anchor, Dick Knipfing, said the case "has raised some eyebrows" (mainly Dick Knipfing's, no doubt) because the father wasn't immediately arrested.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

When a ship sinks, why not 'people in need of assistance first'?

Sigh. A cruise ship tragically sinks, and it spawns another tiresome round in the even more tiresome gender wars.  Have you, too, grown more than a little weary of these discussions?

An example: here's a news report that goes out of its way to vilify dastardly fathers. You see, those damnable fathers on board forgot their chivalry: "Fathers desperate to be with their families ignored the order that women and children should go first."

So, are we going to publicly shame those fathers the way some male survivors were publicly shamed after Titanic?

And what year is this? 2012, or 1912?

All manner of distasteful comments appear under the news story, and in similar discussions on the Internet. Some people bemoan the loss of chivalry; others blame women for the loss of chivalry.  Pretty much everyone gets it wrong.

Here's a comment that's not atypical:  "How disgraceful. There is no gallantry left. Although men have been systematically trained for the last half century to think of women as no different and needing no 'protection' let alone self sacrificing behavior, so what do we expect? Thank goodness the situation was not worse." - Laura, Anywhere, USA, 15/1/2012 15:10

Sigh. That comment suggests that "gallantry" that would have automatically saved women, as a class, first, is a good thing -- a natural thing, and that our modern PC culture (and, I am sure, feminism) has ruined it.

Wrong. What, exactly, does gender have to do with a ship sinking?

How about we apply common sense and civility and toss the gender lens overboard? There's no sound reason for a strict gender rule that says women, as a class, should be saved before men, as a class, when a ship sinks.  But there are plenty of  sound reasons to save the folks most in need first, female or male: kids, their caregivers, the elderly, persons with disabilities, etc.

If feminism is to "blame" for loosening society's strict adherence to the silly "women and children first" rule--maybe it inspired some young father to stay with his family on a lifeboat instead of playing the stoic hero and allowing an able-bodied woman to take his spot--well, that's one good thing feminism has done.

In any event, is it the end of the world that society largely still adheres to some customs like "women and children first," taking women's orders first at restaurants, holding doors for women, and allowing women to get out of elevators first?  Of course not. The problem is that these little customs can't really be squared with  rational notions of gender equality, and if we're intent on eradicating the corrosive effects of gender stereotyping, we can't be making exceptions for even small things.  In other words, we can't tell our sons in one breath that our daughters are every bit as capable as they are, while in the next insisting that girls need special advantages to get by. That message manages the seemingly impossible task of insulting both genders at once.  Again, maybe we have feminism to thank for opening our eyes to these issues?

I agree with the "unsinkable" Molly Brown, who survived the Titanic. She said she thought it was very brave that some men had chosen to step aside and let women and children live — but the gesture should never have been required by law or custom.

If you want to understand what happened on Titanic, see this: http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/04/11/when-titanic-sank-99-years-ago-this-week-people-were-more-honest-about-gender-roles-than-they-are-today/

Friday, January 13, 2012

27 states have compensation laws in place--23 states don't

The federal government, 27 states and the District of Columbia have compensation laws in place. Here's a link to list of states with compensation laws:

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/LawView1.php

British soap star exonerated of sex charges returns to show

Michael Le Vell has returned to Coronation Street after he was 'completely exonerated' of child sex abuse claims.
Helen Flanagan – who made her name playing Rosie Webster in the show – took to her twitter account to praise the 47-year-old actor.  She tweeted: 'Micheal Le Vell strongest man I have come across. Upmost respect. (sic)'.

Kym Marsh – who portrays Michelle Connor in Coronation Street – also used the social networking site to express her joy about the charges against him being dropped.  She wrote: 'Fantastic news about Michael Le Vell having all charges dropped! I hope they make as much of this news as they did about condemning him.'

http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/887307-michael-le-vell-returns-to-coronation-street-after-false-rape-claims

Serious victims' advocate RINJ takes strong stand against false rape claims

RINJ is an international organization that seeks removal of web and other media content that condones sexual violence.  We agree with its mission. It is a serious victim's advocacy group. 

RINJ today expressed interest in beefing up the laws against false rape claims. Needless to say, we applaud these efforts. We have long believed that the false rape problem hurts not only the innocent persons falsely accused but rape victims as well. The following is from RINJ's Facebook page dated Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 7:45pm:

"In the discussion of creating a law that makes a criminal offence of a false allegation of rape, we see the emergence of some of the reasons victims are reluctant to report a crime against them. If false allegation of rape were implemented in the Criminal Code of the commomnwealth of nations, prosecutors would not need to find such "tricky" roundabout methods to prosecute these crimes. Moreover, defence attornies for alleged rapists will not be able to invoke some airy-fairy urban legend about false allegations but instead, both sides of the court and the jury will have bona fide statistics based on a statute's implementation.
 
"We submit that the number of false allegations of rape is small but that in each case the consequences are horrific and create a victim who in some minds is no less damaged than a rape victim. We further advance that the penalty for a person convicted of making false allegations of rape be commensurate with those issued to actual rape offenders.
 
"We have two goals in mind. We want juries to be more free to convict rapists in a comfort zone provided by law and case law with strict maximum penalties for false allegations and good litmus tests for fact finding.
 
"Secondly, because the method for dealing with false allegations is wishy-washy at best, providing a good law will alleviate the ambiguity. Too many people throw the word around like it was a swear word. That must end. Don't scream "fire" unless there is a fire. Don't scream "rape" unless there is a "rape". We want all rapes reported and hence need to to remove the fear victims have that they will not be believed.

"Because it is so easily done and because there are no statistics available about false rape allegations, creating law to deal specifically with false allegations will benefit our mission in ending rape. We will all have useful statistics that will likely show false allegations to be rare and done only by easily identifiable character types. Rape is no joke. The word should never be used unless in the case of a "Rape"."

RINJ dot Org has invited all interested parties to participate in a Facebook discussion in which RINJ has advanced the argument that there should be a separate law that allows for the prosecution of false allegation of rape.

Read about it here: http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=7309

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yale's new shack-up policy explained

I had a very difficult time explaining to my friend why Yale's new shack-up policy is woman-friendly: go read it at A Voice for Men.

'Nearly half of all junior high and high school students are sexually harassed each year'

A new report by the American Association of University Women says that nearly half of students in grades 7-12 were sexually harassed last year alone.

The AAUW is a woman's lobby. When such an organization tosses out a stat like that, it might cause alarm in some circles. Among most people, however, our guess is that it generates at least mild eye rolling. Kids experience teasing and bullying all the time, and to suggest that every such incident should become a stat in the gender wars does a grave disservice to the cases where intervention is really needed.

Norwalk woman gets 7 months in prison for false rape statement

A 20-year-old woman who falsely accused two men of rape was sentenced to a total of seven months and one day in prison Friday at Norwalk Superior Court.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DA says sexual assault claim was a lie

Prosecutors in Polk County say they plan to drop charges against a man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rush to judgment in Starlin Castro case

Remember the rash of rape allegations against baseball players last year?  Well, another major leaguer has been accused of sexual assault.

Chicago Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a night of drinking last fall. The alleged victim is a Chicago woman in her 20s. No criminal charges have been filed, but Castro is reportedly wanted for questioning by Chicago Police.

No action over false rape claim

She isn't named, and no further action will be taken. This after police informed the community about a rapist on the loose and likely raised a false level of fear. Glad to see this person is being treated as an adult, and held accountable for her actions.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Young couple charged with revenge false rape claim, but only the girl's fiancé is named in newspapers

A 17-year-old Oneida girl named Katalyn Fura and her 22-year-old fiancé falsely claimed she was raped by a man they identified by name in order to get back at him for “running his mouth off,” state police said.   The girl was charged with two counts of providing a false written statement, both misdemeanors, after telling a school official she was raped on a Lewis Point Road residence in late December. The girl's fiancé, Keith Drummond, 22, was also charged with providing a false written statement.

Flashback: False rape claim against minority young men was just "the good scare they well deserved" (New York Daily News Columnist Michael Daly)

Here's Michael Daly on the falsely accused young minority men in the Hofstra false rape case: "The five were freed after getting the good scare that they well deserved." And this: "These five may not be guilty, but that does not make them innocent. They should stop their whimpering and apologize for acting like mutts." 

If you want to know why this comment is so terribly repulsive, read this -- it's required reading for everyone interested in the issues we discuss here: Lambs to the Slaughter: The Hofstra False Rape Case.

Exonerated British soap star was suicidal over sexual assault charge, wants anonymity for the presumptively innocent accused of sexual assault

Michael Le Vell, 46, the father of two, has been a star of British soap "Coronation Street" for almost thirty years. Mr. Le Vell was accused and arrested for a years-old sexual assault claim of a girl, but is "delighted" to have been "completely exonerated." after he was cleared following a police investigation. The star said he was now planning to carry on working and put the incident behind him.

Sexual assault charges dropped because evidence contradicts alleged victim's tale

While not a definitive false accusation, it's the rare case when prosecutors drop the charges in a sexual assault/rape case, unless there is fairly conclusive evidence to disprove their case. But I must say, well done to Mark Plants for his actions.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A member of the sexual grievance industry says news coverage of false rape claims deters rape victims from reporting

There was a singularly bizarre article in yesterday's Gresham Outlook, written by someone named Mara Stine, that claimed the media focuses too much attention on -- are you sitting down? -- false rape claims. 

No, it wasn't an Onion story. This was apparently a serious stab at journalism. Stine's sources for this epiphany were the musings of a member of what can aptly be called the sexual grievance industry, Gabby Santos, a program coordinator with the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.

The article stated: "If people have the impression that a high percentage of rape reports are false, it in effect shifts accountability from the perpetrator to the victim, [Santos] said. It also creates an environment in which true victims may feel too afraid to report a real rape because they fear not being believed, Santos said."  The bottom line: reporting on false rape claims can cause rape to be underreported. 

There they go again.  Heaven forbid that newspapers should actually do their job of reporting the news if it happens to reveal that some women lie about rape.

Friday, January 6, 2012

'Learned' counsel? Too often not

I know countless lawyers I would not trust to review a simple contract. For criminal matters, too often we are entrusting someone's liberty to these same persons:
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/judge_blasts_spectacularly_incompetent_lawyers_after_man_with_iron-clad_ali/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=ABA+Journal+Top+Stories

Police: Woman claimed abuse, then burglarized homes

While not a case of a false rape/sexual assault, I thought this warranted posting:

Investigators have arrested a woman accused of using fake identities to file false police reports against people she then stole from while they were in custody, authorities said.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rapist who framed female victim with elaborate false robbery claim given hefty prison sentence

A follow-up to our story here: http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/2011/12/queens-rape-victim-was-falsely.html

The deviant behind these crimes is truly despicable. He not only raped a woman, he falsely accused her of robbery, which sent her to jail for seven months.  An appalling example of inhumanity: http://online.wsj.com/article/APeb7a3c281d59455c84c998489fb49043.html

Hurricane woman arrested in false rape report

A Hurricane woman was arrested Sunday, after police said she lied about someone breaking into her house and raping her.

Quote from the "Now Let's Not Get Carried Away" department

". . . people making jokes about rape bother me in a way that no joke about the Holocaust ever has." 

--Jamie Solomon, Stanford Daily

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2011/11/16/on-the-margins-between-the-lines-joking-about-rape/

Psychologist who allegedly faked robbery, rape fired from state prison system

A follow-up to our story here from the Sacramento Bee

A psychologist suspected of faking being sexually assaulted and robbed and falsely reporting the crimes to Sacramento police has been fired from the prison system, according to a spokeswoman.

Laurie Ann Martinez's last day with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was Dec. 22, spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Wednesday.

Thornton said she could not discuss the reasons for the termination because of personnel policy.

Martinez's termination came within a week of an announcement by the California Board of Psychology that her license was suspended in the wake of The Bee's report that she had been arrested and charged with felony criminal conspiracy in connection with an alleged false police report.

According to court documents from Sacramento police and the District Attorney's Office, Martinez, 36, with the help of friend Nicole Snyder, staged a sexual assault and robbery and then dialed 911 in April.

After police began an investigation, a co-worker of Martinez's came forward to say she had talked openly about faking such a crime to persuade her husband to move from their Northgate home to what she thought was a safer neighborhood. Snyder, 33, faces the same charges in the case.

She and Martinez allegedly admitted the scheme after police questioned them about the co-worker's allegations, according to the court documents.

Martinez was a supervising senior psychologist at California State Prison, Sacramento, before her termination.

When allegations of the fake report came to light in May, CDCR officials transferred her to headquarters, where they said she did not have contact with inmates.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/29/4150441/psychologist-who-allegedly-faked.html

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rape culture comes to the briny deep

It's official: the toxic effects of patriarchy extend not only to the ends of the earth, but to the vast, murky recesses of the Seven Seas.  A recent study examined the mating habits of Trinidadian guppies to find ways for females to "cope with sexual harassment" of "lusty males."

Police: Woman arrested for disorderly conduct threatens police with false rape claims

Police: Woman assaults officers

A Shavertown woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting Larksville police officers following a reported fight with her boyfriend.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Winner of the most odious defense of injustice of the year

As we move into a new year, we thought we would do well to look back at what might just be the most inane, jaw-dropping -- indeed, downright other-worldly -- letter defending injustice we've seen in a long time. It's a letter written by Tom Bale, a Brown University alumni defending unfair campus disciplinary procedures at Brown University.

Professor KC Johnson "urge[d] Brown to pass along Bale’s letter to the family of every incoming male student, to provide a taste of the Alice-in-Wonderland process that their sons will encounter over the following four years."  We offer no further comment of our own on it because there aren't enough synonyms for "despicable" in the English language.

Some context: In November, Brown University's student newspaper, the Daily Herald, published a thoughtful piece by Hunter Fast, who had some perceptive comments about the William McCormick case; specifically, about "the damage that [a school's] profit motives can inflict on the cause of criminal justice." Fast wrote: "When allegations of rape were brought to the University administration against McCormick in 2006, administrators summarily expelled him from campus without anything resembling due process. According to McCormick . . . . the University deferred to its profit motive because the alleged victim's father is an influential University donor." Fast added: "Unfortunately, because the case was taken up by the University — an arbiter with an obvious conflict of interest — justice may never be possible in this case in any real sense."

But the following week, Mr. Bale posited the following defense of the school's handling of the McCormick case:

"To the Editor:

"Hunter Fast '12, in his opinion column related to the alleged William McCormick sexual assault incident at Brown ("It can't happen here," Nov. 11), forgets an important issue that supports the University's management of the unfortunate incident: Women have always been at an extreme disadvantage when faced with sexual aggression. What is rape all about? It is the physical coercion of a man seeking sexual domination over a woman. It is one of the historical tragedies in the history of mankind that has never been resolved. As such there is no level playing field in sexual relationships. Women who have been raped have to deal with a male-dominated and biased justice system, a male-dominated and biased police force, and yes, even a male-dominated and biased student body that at one time included McCormick.

"The University is to be applauded for its attempt to level this playing field. It has chosen not to expose the female student to the inequality of the justice system. The message to all males is: 'You need to check your behavior carefully before you enter into a relationship with a woman. There will be no due process if you are accused of rape. The woman's version of what happened will always be accepted over the man's account.'

"If a male student knew that was the policy hopefully this would serve as a check on sexually aggressive behavior. McCormick might have backed away from this relationship, knowing the consequences he might face. He might well have remained a part of the student body, and everyone would be wiser.

Tom Bale '63"

Farnham sex assault claim 'was false'

Police in Surrey have said they are no longer investigating an allegation of sexual assault in Farnham.

The woman had claimed she was assaulted by a man who grabbed her as she walked through Gostrey Meadows on Friday evening.

Surrey Police said the woman had been questioned and had admitted making the story up.

Det Insp Tia Bedford said no further action would be taken against the woman who made the allegation.

Link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-16329217

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Off-topic: 'It takes a woman to get things done'

Michelle Bachmann is urging voters to embrace the idea of a "strong woman in the White House." She told a crowd in Iowa: "We need a strong woman to turn this country around, right?"

An Associated Press article quotes, without comment, reaction, judgment, or irony, longtime Iowa residents Margaret Bickers and Mary Davenport.  "Women are just more passionate than the men," Bickers told a reporter. "We need a woman who is not afraid to vocalize that passion and effect change."

"It takes a woman to get things done," Davenport chimed in. Both said they were inclined to caucus for Bachmann.

Regarding that last statement: I wonder if the news report would have been written the same way if the the person quoted had said, "It takes a man to get things done," or "a Jew," or "a Catholic," or "a Muslim." 

The news story adds: "Bachmann dispenses warm hugs as readily as simple handshakes. She'll sometimes run her hand along another woman's back during conversations, extended contact her male challengers tend to avoid."

Tamara Scott, who runs the Iowa chapter of Concerned Women for America, told a crowd: "Gutsy has never been so gorgeous."

http://news.yahoo.com/bachmann-plays-gender-card-iowa-gop-vote-nears-140934217.html