Here’s an article I found written by a man on false rape allegations. It’s full of disgusting language and casual sexism/misogyny. He cites old studies without even linking to them and blows his statistics way out of proportion. He literally says “I’ll take the word of one man I trust over a dozen corrupt and career-climbing academics” and I dunno about you but I wouldn’t trust this guy at all after saying that.
I’m not gonna waste my time tearing down his stupid article but in the very same section entitled “women receive no punishment for false rape allegations” he cites “Ashleigh Loder, who spent just six months in jail for a false rape accusation.”
"The Definition of Rape Is Subjective". Listen. Listen to this. The definition of rape is the absence of consistent and enthusiastic “yes”. Dubious or coerced consent is still fucking rape. Are these really the guys you want speaking for you?? Really?? These are the guys defining and writing about “false rape” for other guys.
Anyway, I’m done with this trash article.
Please keep in mind how many rapes are not reported. Your percentage of estimated false rape accusations would be even lower if more actual rapes were reported. Which they aren’t. Why? Well, that brings me to my next point.
Rape culture. That’s right, kiddos, there is a culture around rape, and it’s pretty much targeted towards women.
What makes rape and false rape accusations different besides statistics? There is no false rape accusation “culture”.
False rape accusations are actions of an individual and are not purported and promoted and supported and encouraged by an at-large culture. Rape fucking is.
The above graphic, passed along by the Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett, was put together by the Enliven Project using data from Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey and FBI reports. It drives home extremely well the fact that false rape accusations are exceedingly rare, despite what media reports might suggest. Almost as rare are cases when rapists actually go to jail.
Update: Rape statistics are notoriously hard to collect, and Amanda Marcotte has a compelling critique of the methods used here, which Enliven describes in more detail here. So while the phenomena described here are real (and Marcotte argues that, if anything, the chart exaggerates the number of false accusations), be aware that the exact numbers are subject to dispute.
You, my friend, attempted to deliberately make false rape allegations seem a lot more commonplace than they actually are.
The majority of us are too busy being terrified of being raped to bother with this bullshit. How dare you try to insinuate otherwise. How fucking dare you.
How dare you take these statistics (or better yet not even do your research) and think “I’m going to try to make women feel like shit for feeling like their fear of rape is one of the more important issues out there”.
How. Fucking. Dare you.
And I KNOW that’s what you did. How?? Because the OP’s graphic is a fucking offensive rip off of/parody of/shot at something feminists and rape-battlers created because they were sick and goddamn tired of being told how to avoid being raped.
Rape is an act of violence and control. To compare false rape allegations— cultureless and fucking RARE and ISOLATED INCIDENTS— to rape itself is beyond insulting and shitty and the actions of an asshole and you should feel fucking ashamed.
Disclaimer because I know some people will try to say this: Yes, I know false rape allegations happen. I know women threaten them. Probably some men, too. I also know men and NB/trans individuals are raped, as well. These are all terrible truths but none of them detract from anything that I just talked about.
Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.
intentionally mix up zelda and link mispronounce “anime” refer to anime as “japanese kids cartoons” pronounce pokemon as pokey-mon respond to everything they say with “oh yeah my baby brother likes that!”
I am a nerdy boy and I assure you the only reactions you would get from this are crying or outbursts of rage
you act like your tears aren’t EXACTLY what i want