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False Rape Accusations

February 25th, 2014 by Georgie Porgie

Men, your chances of being falsely accused of rape are greater than your chances of dying in a car crash. Probably lots greater.

Don’t read the whole thing. Ignorance is bliss.

For our women readers, I am sorry to say, the chances of being raped are also much higher than of dying in a car crash.

Not altogether the best of all possible worlds, this one.

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February 25th, 2014 17:28:12

February 25, 2014

I believe that, if I was a 21-year-old returned missionary today, knowing what I know about myself and the world — I would not even try to date.

Michael Towns
February 25, 2014

In some recent mandatory sexual assault training I received, my Navy superiors told all of us that only 1% of rape accusations turn out to be false. I respectfully asked for the source on that, and was given a grimace of disapproval and was told that it was according to official statistics.

Suffice it to say, the feminist peddlars of “rape culture” are no doubt behind the “official statistics”.

John Mansfield
February 26, 2014

Men who don’t want to be falsely accused of rape should avoid situations where people they don’t trust would have an opening to accuse them. Such as having sex with them.

February 26, 2014

It certainly helps, John. This observation is the only thing that diminishes my sympathy in the least for the Duke lacross team. (Though it must be added that, ironically, at least one of the accused left the party because strip dancers were not to his tastes. The video of him visiting an ATM across town at the time of the alleged rape was one of the bits of evidence that Nifong was rightly disbarred for disregarding.)

What prompted my comment was:

1. You don’t actually have to have sex with the woman to be falsely accused. None of the Duke lacrosse players did.

2. It is now settled law that you can be guilty of raping your own wife. I understand the excellent motivations behind this (historically recent) change in our law. I doubt those who made the change understand the reasons why it might not be an excellent idea in practice. Or they understand, and don’t care; one is hard put to know sometimes. Regardless, the door is open — and has doubtless be exploited — for a wife in a nasty divorce to make a false charge of rape for legal advantage.

I have never been through a divorce, nasty or otherwise, and have never been accused of rape. Perhaps my fear is irrational. Probably my fear is irrational. The statistics cited in the original post do not comfort me, however.

February 26, 2014

Didn’t some college come up with consent forms? Or was it a question/answer protocol at specified levels of intimate contact?

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