False accusations of rape are extremely common (here’s how to avoid a false rape accusation), although it’s hard to say what exact percentage of rape accusations are false. Some credible research puts the number of false rape accusations at 40%, where as prosecutors and other feminist groups claim that fewer than 10% of rape accusations are false.
My take on false rape accusations might surprise you.
I have a nuanced view on rape. Yes, rape is underreported. Yes, many accusations of rape are false. How do we balance the interests of legitimate rape victims with the rights of men accused of rape?
How can you separate false accusations of rape from real accusations of rape, especially when most date rape cases involve alcohol?
Are the lines really black-and-white? Is a claim of rape binary – that is, it’s either true or false? Or is there a grey area in the middle where no one can really know for sure what happened?
How do you show that a he-said-she-said case is true or false?
Do women lie more often than men or less often than men?
What methodologies do feminists and prosecutors use to show whether an accusation was true or false?
How do men become useful idiots when talking about false rape accusations?
What rhetorical strategy should we use when discussing false accusations of rape? Should we be more fair than feminists? Or should we play by the rules they have set?
What do Mike’s feminist friends who are criminal defense lawyers have to say about date rape cases?
Should you record your sexual encounters with women to avoid a false rape accusation?
Four boys from Hofstra spent a few nights in Riker’s Island (one of the worst jails in the United States) after a girl falsely accused them of rape. One of the boys recorded the sexual encounter, which showed that it was consensual. Had he not recorded the sexual encounter, he and his friends would be in prison.
A California lawyer posted an advertisement on Craigslist seeking women who were into rough sex and rape role play. He was falsely accused of rape by three of the women. Later he was able to clear his name after providing evidence that the sex was consensual.
If the Hofstra students and Craiglist lawyer had not preserved evidence showing that the sex was consensual, they’d both be in prison. (Incidentally, more men than women are raped. But no one cares about prison rape – even though as those two examples show, the men would have been wrongfully convicted and therefore not deserving of being raped in prison.)
What are the elements of a criminal sexual assault case – that is, what must a prosecutor prove in court in order to obtain a conviction?
The prosecutor must prove that the girl did not consent but also that you knew she did not consent. (Some states say that a reasonable person would have known she did not consent.)
How can a prosecutor prove that the girl did not consent? How can the prosecutor prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you knew (or that a reasonable person in your shoes would have known) that she did not consent?
Where do feminists come up with statistics showing that 90% of date rape cases are true?
Did you know that feminists claim that a woman who lies about one thing must be taken at her word on everything else?
Look at this circular reasoning: “A case in which the victim appears to make inconsistent statements, or even lies about certain aspects of the incident,” is not proof that the accusation is false. Why not?
“Traumatized individuals tend to recall events in a fragmented fashion, which makes apparent inconsistencies likely (Halligan, Michael, Clark, & Ehlers, 2003); victims may well try to hide certain facts, for example, use of an illegal drug or a particularly humiliating act they suffered—out of fear that they will be treated with suspicion or simply because of the intense shame they experience.”
How do you know the complaining witness was traumatized? Because she said so. How do you know she was telling the truth when she said she was traumatized? Because….because said so!
That is the type of circular reasoning that feminists apply. Since feminists are not intellectually honest, we have to use a rhetorical strategy that would differ from one we would use when discussing serious issues with sane, rational, and serious men and women.
- Craigslist False Rape Case
- Hofstra False Rape Case
- Duke Lacrosse False Rape Case
- False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successful Investing and Prosecutor Non-Stranger Sexual Assault – a biased report written by prosecutors
- False Allegations of Sexual Assualt: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases – a junk science article that says you can’t use a woman’s lie about one thing to show that she is lying about another