With the cooperation of the police agency of a small metropolitan community, 45 consecutive, disposed, false rape allegations covering a 9 year period were studied.
These false rape allegations constitute 41% the total forcible rape cases (n = 109) reported during this period.
These false allegations appear to serve three major functions for the complainants: providing an alibi, seeking revenge, and obtaining sympathy and attention.
False rape allegations are not the consequence of a gender-linked aberration, as frequently claimed, but reflect impulsive and desperate efforts to cope with personal and social stress situations.
No. Women should not vote.
Many of us aren’t psychological or social geniuses in our late teens. I certainly wasn’t one. But to change — to grow a pair — it helps to not attribute the reason for your selling yourself out to being “polite.”
Even worse is what this woman’s doing: Putting the onus on men to…I dunno…use telepathy to figure out what a woman wants. Reid has this little tippiepoo for men at the end of her piece:
So when you’re looking for consent, really look for it. Don’t take a woman not saying no as a confirmation that she wants to have sex. Make sure that she knows she’s got an option – that the option is really genuinely open to her. That way you know that the person you’re in bed with really, genuinely wants to be there.
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What would these women do if someone said, “Here, I have a shovelful of hot coals. I’ll just dump some of them on your arm?” Do they sit there mutely — or do they slowly extend their arm so they can be human pot roast?
Oh, and by the way, if you can’t handle casual sex — including handling saying no or “uh, think we’re done here” — wait till you’re in a committed relationship to have sex. (Do I really need to make this point to adult women?)
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What’s with so many women that they seem to be in a fragility Olympics — some kind of crazy race to prove that they are weak, timid, and unable to function without a minder looking out for them?
What’s next — having the vote is too psychologically burdensome?
The list of motives by Kanin (1994) is the most cited list of motives to file a false allegation of rape. Kanin posited that complainants file a false allegation out of revenge, to produce an alibi or to get sympathy. A new list of motives is proposed in which gain is the predominant factor.
In the proposed list, complainants file a false allegation out of material gain, emotional gain, or a disturbed mental state. The list can be subdivided into eight different categories: material gain, alibi, revenge, sympathy, attention, a disturbed mental state, relabeling, or regret.
To test the validity of the list, a sample of 57 proven false allegations were studied at and provided by the National Unit of the Dutch National Police (NU). The complete files were studied to ensure correct classification by the NU and to identify the motives of the complainants.
The results support the overall validity of the list. Complainants were primarily motivated by emotional gain. Most false allegations were used to cover up other behavior such as adultery or skipping school.
Some complainants, however, reported more than one motive.
A large proportion, 20% of complainants, said that they did not know why they filed a false allegation.
The results confirm the complexity of motivations for filing false allegations and the difficulties associated with archival studies. In conclusion, the list of Kanin is, based on the current results, valid but insufficient to explain all the different motives of complainants to file a false allegation.
At least she wasn’t fishing off the company pier. “Alleged” (notice how women are innocent until proven guilty in sex crimes while me are guilty until proven innocent in sex crimes) crimes were not commited where she works. Good job honey.
ROCKY MOUNT, North Carolina — A Rocky Mount math teacher accused of having sexual relationships with three male students appeared in a Nash County courtroom Tuesday.
Erin McAuliffe is charged with three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor.
Alleged crimes not committed where she worked.
Would you bang Erin McAuliffe? Leave your answer in the comments below.
The issue of false allegations in rape cases cannot be understood without reference to the ways in which rape law and its interpretation has historically problematized “the words of a woman” when what they were speaking about was sexual violation. Whilst the letter of the law has been reformed in many countries, legacies remain sedimented into institutional cultures and practices, creating a risk of over-identification of false allegations by police and prosecutors.
Findings from two European studies on attrition in reported rape cases are drawn on to highlight both the mechanisms and processes which create the category of false allegations, especially the opaque “no crime/unfounded” designations and that CJS personnel believe the rates to be considerably higher than their own data.
The article concludes by raising the possibility of internationally agreed standards for designating a rape report “false.”
A student has described going through “mental torture” after a rape case against him was thrown out in court because police had failed to hand over more than 40,000 messages from his accuser.
Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19.
The criminology student at Greenwich University had spent nearly two years on bail and three days in Croydon Crown Court when the trial was stopped in a dramatic fashion after it emerged police officers had failed to hand over evidence that proved his innocence.
The alleged victim had claimed she did not enjoy sex, while Mr Allan claimed it was consensual and she was acting maliciously because he refused to see her after he returned to university.
Now, the judge has called for an inquiry at the “very highest level” to understand why police failed to hand over critical evidence including 40,000 messages from the accuser to Mr Allan and friends.
The messages showed how she had continually messaged Mr Allan for “casual sex”, said how much she enjoyed it and discussed fantasies of violent sex and rape, The Times reports.
The sexual misconduct storm is reaching category 5. It seems that every day another famous person’s career is brought down in flames by allegations supported by widely varying levels of substantiation.
Inevitably, innocent men will get caught up in the frenzy. But that’s okay with Teen Vogue columnist Emily Linden.
Quotes from her Tweets, via Twitchy:
I’m actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.
If some innocent men’s reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay.
For many feminists, questioning claims of rampant sexual violence in our society amounts to misogynist “rape denial.” However, if the CDC figures are to be taken at face value, then we must also conclude that, far from being a product of patriarchal violence against women, “rape culture” is a two-way street, with plenty of female perpetrators and male victims.
How could that be? After all, very few men in the CDC study were classified as victims of rape: 1.7 percent in their lifetime, and too few for a reliable estimate in the past year. But these numbers refer only to men who have been forced into anal sex or made to perform oral sex on another male. Nearly 7 percent of men, however, reported that at some point in their lives, they were “made to penetrate” another person—usually in reference to vaginal intercourse, receiving oral sex, or performing oral sex on a woman. This was not classified as rape, but as “other sexual violence.”
And now the real surprise: when asked about experiences in the last 12 months, men reported being “made to penetrate”—either by physical force or due to intoxication—at virtually the same rates as women reported rape (both 1.1 percent in 2010, and 1.7 and 1.6 respectively in 2011).
But feminists pushed for a broader definition of rape, going beyond what Susan Estrich, in a very influential book, derisively called Real Rape, to encompass other forms of sexual coercion and intimidation. And so now the term “rape” as it is commonly used encompasses things like “date rape,” sex while a partner is intoxicated, sex without prior verbal consent and even — at Ohio State University, at least — sex where both partners consent, but for different reasons.
Unsurprisingly, when the definition of rape — or, as it’s often now called in order to provide less clarity, “sexual assault” — expands to include a lot more than behavior distinguished by superior physical strength, the incidence of rape goes up, and behavior engaged in by women is more likely to be included in the definition. (At juvenile detention centers nine out of 10 reporters of sexual assault are males victimized by female staffers.)
Thus, as Young points out, the CDC finds that men make up over a third of the victims of “sexual coercion,” which can include such things as “lies or false promises, threats to end a relationship or spread negative gossip, or ‘making repeated requests’ for sex and expressing unhappiness at being turned down.”
Critics tend to dismiss these as trivial, suggesting that the men involved should just “man up.” But, of course, there’s no reason to think that such coercion is any more trivial where men are concerned than where women are concerned, unless you believe that women are such fragile flowers that they cannot possibly withstand things that men are supposed to ignore.