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A rape analogy

For the non-sighted: a picture with text, telling a story of a man reporting a mugging and the police officer telling him it was his own fault; a rape analogy.

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org



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Sep. 22nd, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)

The next iteration of that is far better:

If Mugging Laws Were Like Rape Laws,” from human-stupidity.com.

…This post is not meant to ridicule true victims of forcible rape. It is meant as a reminder that, unlike in muggers, those accused of rape are not guaranteed constitutional rights of due process.

Alleged rapists are jailed based on unproven alccusations. Like Strauss-Kahn. This leads to suffering for the falsely accused. It also leads to waste of police time, and decreases the credibility of true victims of rape. It also encourages false accusations, see http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/

The sexual grievance industry insisted that rape was underreported, and that reforms were needed to do justice to countless women who suffered in silence the brutal indignity of rape. So we kowtowed to the sexual grievance industry to solve “the problem.”

First, we adopted laws that eliminated the requirement of corroboration, which de facto served to flip the old law on its head: now, women don’t need any corroboration of their claims, but men and boys are arrested based solely on even the far-fetched say-so of any woman or girl if they can’t produce corroborating evidence of their innocence.

That wasn’t enough, they said. So we adopted rape shield laws that forbade almost any evidence of the accuser’s prior sexual history with persons other than the accused, a rule that resulted in innumerable innocent men and boys being sent to prison for alleged rapes that never occurred.

That wasn’t enough, they said. So we adopted laws that eliminated the requirement of force, and innocent men and boys who misunderstood the acquiescence of a woman were sent to prison.

That wasn’t enough, they said. So we enacted laws (in the UK and a handful of US states) that legally forbade naming rape accusers. In the US, the news agencies and outlets have, by common consensus, agreed not to name rape accusers. The mere allegation of rape by the anonymous female, without any other evidence and no matter how far-fetched, invites a man’s name to be splashed all over the newspaper, TV, radio and Internet for the world to titillate at the details of his humiliation.

That wasn’t enough, they said. So we enacted VAWA which, among many other things, pays the legal bills of alleged victims of sexual assault. VAWA pays none of the legal bills of men accused of rape, the presumed innocent — even those who were falsely accused. In the UK, it’s worse. They compensate alleged rape victims, even the ones not subjected to any physical force, no matter how slight their injuries; the UK does not compensate men falsely accused of rape, no matter how egregious their harm. Sometimes false rape accusers are compensated.

That wasn’t enough, they said. So we enacted laws that exempted rape accusers from taking polygraph tests as a condition to proceeding with the rape investigation. In contrast, using polygraphs on men accused of rape is routine, and often if men don’t submit to them, even flimsy charges won’t be dropped. (Moreover, polygraphs are routinely used to insure that sex offenders (predominantly male) are adhering to the terms of their probation, and a refusal to take the polygraph will land the person refusing in jail.)

&c., &c.

All across the world
The Holy Army's on a tear
Ripping through the planet's face
Population running scared…

With Right on our side
The Holy Army's gonna ride…

“This is no time to be splitting hairs about civil liberties!” Attorney General Palmer, during the witch hunt of his day

Sep. 22nd, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)

Or as Daniel Webster said, “The conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.”

Sep. 22nd, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)

So much bad, badly written, ill thought out, unnecessary legislation has been drafted on the back of the words "something must be done."

Sep. 22nd, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
this is too good.
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