Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The False Rape Society

I wanted to draw attention to this new blog The False Rape Society.

"This Web site was started by a U.S.-based attorney to help raise awareness about false, unfounded and wrongful rape accusations. Objectively verifiable data indicates that at least 9 percent and probably closer to half of all rape claims are false. (See, e.g., S. Taylor, K.C. Johnson, Until Proven Innocent.) Yet the crime of making a false rape report has become so embroiled in the radical feminist sexual assault milieu that it has been improperly removed from the public discourse about rape. Sexual assault counselors often disingenuously refer to the fact of false rape accusations as a "myth." Denigrating the experience of the falsely accused by dismissing their victimization as a myth is not merely dishonest but morally grotesque."


Anonymous said...

This is a site that everyone needs to visit. It wil spotlight the truth about a growing epidemic that is not only taking place here in the U.S. but all over the world. I have heard men can stop rape but who can stop false rape accusations or any other accusations?

Anonymous said...

As a female who has been raped (by two different men on two separate occasions - and did not report it by the way), my feeling on this is that anyone making a false accusation should be made to pay all the costs associated with the case, lose their anonymity and be ordered to pay the accused further costs for the distress caused. Possibly they even should face a jail sentence of some kind. We need to deter people from making such accusations, not least because it makes a mockery of actual rape victims. Only 6% report it as it is. Also, what a horrific ordeal for the man, who does not get the luxury of name suppression.

Heretic said...

Thank you for your comment. Please note that I have nothing but support for genuine rape victims, but I seriously wonder if the feminist movement does. It is only concerned with undermining men at any price. If genuine rape victims have to suffer in the process then so be it.

Most of us feel that the penalty for a false accusation should be the same as the penalty for the crime itself: If rape carries 10 years, then false accusations will carry 10 years. There is also a strong emerging view that this is itself a sexual offence. We need a false accusers' register which will show up on criminal background checks.