"They [men who are falsely accused] have a lot of pain, but it is not a pain that I would necessarily have spared them." — Catherine Comins, in Time Magazine
Don’t read that link the sexism and double standards are appalling.
"…once explained that acquaintance rape "spans a spectrum of incidents and behaviors, ranging from crimes legally defined as rape to verbal harassment and inappropriate innuendo.""
"The experts guess — that’s all they can do under the circumstances — that while 1 in 4 women will be raped in her lifetime, less than 10% will report the assault, and less than 5% of the rapists will go to jail."
A highschool freshman could refute these stats…
"men complain it is hard to prevent a crime they can’t define. "
I think anyone would complain about being accused of an undefinable crime…
"if she wants to put her attacker in jail, the survivor had better be beaten as well as raped, since bruises become a badge of credibility."
If he wants to put his attacker in jail, he’s screwed because men can’t legally be raped by women.
"a case comes down to her word against his, and the mythology of rape rarely lends her the benefit of the doubt."
Isn’t that the whole point of our legal system in the US? Innocent until proven guilty, right? Oh that right nobody ever lies about rape.
"Comins argues that men who are unjustly accused can sometimes gain from the experience. "They have a lot of pain, but it is not a pain that I would necessarily have spared them. I think it ideally initiates a process of self-exploration. ‘How do I see women?’ ‘If I didn’t violate her, could I have?’ ‘Do I have the potential to do to her what they say I did?’ Those are good questions.""
If he’s been falsely accused clearly he must me a misogynist in one way or another and therefor a potential rapist and therefore the accusation was valid!!!11!
""It’s the man’s penis that is doing the raping, and ultimately he’s responsible for where he puts it.""
Well finally someone says it. Its not like thats what they’ve been hinting at the whole damn article…
Not one mention of male rape. Not a one in that whole very long article. Hell, there are even multiple quotes proclaiming that men cannot be raped. It’s always the man’s fault. He has the penis so he is the rapist.
Please excuse me while I go hit something