On false accusations by women against men/boys

This post mainly deals with false accusations or allegations by women in relation to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

False allegations in relation to online harassment are dealt with in this post. False allegations in relation to paternity fraud are dealt with in this post.

One of the common false claims made by feminists is that men’s rights activists assert that most women who claim to have been raped are lying. Personally I have never seen or heard this statement made by any MHRA. What is often stated however is that there are substantial and unacceptably high numbers of women making false rape accusations, and that this problem should be acknowledged and treated seriously (including charging the false accuser where appropriate).

Being the subject of a false accusation of sexual assault can be, and often is, a traumatic and life-changing experience for anyone. False rape allegations also minimise and demean the suffering and the credibility of victims of actual rape.

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Let’s start with the Wikipedia entry for false rape allegations, which extracts data from many different studies. This highlights the practical difficulty in differentiating between false rape allegations, unproven allegations, and ‘not guilty’ verdicts for example. It does however refute the suggestion made by many feminists that false allegations are either non-existent or absolutely negligible.

Here in Australia I came across the following information:

“A Victorian study, which analysed 850 rapes reported to the police over the period 2000–03, found that only 2.1% of reports were designated as false by the police. In these cases, the alleged victim was either charged or told that she would be charged unless she dropped the complaint. While this only represents a fraction of the sample, there was a much larger proportion of cases where police were confident, or reasonably confident, that the allegations were false, but there was no attempt to institute charges against the alleged victim.” (Source here and related reddit discussion thread here)

This article ‘How often do women falsely cry rape?’ gives quite a fair and balanced intro to the issue and can be read in conjunction with the Wiki entry cited above. Further recommended reading:

‘Dangerous rape myths: Part 1 / Part 2′ by Hannah Wallen (13 December 2014)
13 reasons women lie about rape‘ by Janet Bloomfield (10 December 2014)
Ten reasons why false rape accusation are common‘ by Jonathan Taylor (1 August 2014)

I would also draw readers attention to a Twitter thread entitled ‘False allegations kill – help us to make a change’ (@KathleenM__).

A further summary of the false abuse and rape allegation literature can be found in a 2013 book by Phillip Cook and Tammy Hodo titled ‘When Women Sexually Abuse Men‘. While statistics in this literature are problematic, Cook and Hodo report four studies that found false allegation rates of 62 percent, 41 percent, 50 percent, and 60 percent.

How and why do women falsely claim to have been sexually assaulted? There are a number of factors underlying the false rape phenomenon, starting with the widespread and exaggerated picture of men as persistent and unrepentant aggressors.

This article mentions women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted after their drink was spiked, yet in almost all cases were not found to have any drugs in their system. (See also this discussion thread). This video provides a detailed analysis of the issue. I’s suggest that it’s highly likely however that there are in fact far more instances of drink-spiking by women – with the intention of theft (example here).

It might well be that many women are exercising bad judgement and then, rather than accepting accountability for what subsequently occurred, look about for someone or something to put the blame on. Were this be indicative of a broader trend re: women’s propensity to shift blame, clearly there is considerable potential for false rape allegations to occur.

The damage to young men who are falsely accused is further magnified via the growing number of university campuses that run kangaroo courts (quite separate from the judicial system) to punish those accused of rape.

Some of the wording used in this article caught my attention:

“We have concluded that we cannot go forward with prosecution because there is not a reasonable likelihood of conviction at trial,” said Senior Charging Attorney Jane Nicoletti-Jones. “In (this case), the statements of a witness other than the suspect or alleged victim were an important part of our decision.”
Although officials declined to comment on this case specifically, it illustrates some of the hurdles that accusers and their advocates face when filing sexual assault complaints.” (my emphasis added)

In this case a witness or witnesses cast doubt on the accuracy of the rape accusation, but in this feminist journalists eyes such eyewitness statements are merely “hurdles”. Who cares about the truth or justice anyway … we just need to get those rapists men in jail.

See also http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/orlando-false-rape-epidemic.html

Whilst false accusations are only one of several factors contributing to false imprisonment, it’s worth mentioning that 99% of the prisoners exonerated due to the efforts of the Innocence Project were male, and that more than half of them were initially found guilty of rape.

The list of links below concern specific cases involving false allegations against men by women (and in some cases by women against other women). Such reports now appear in the media on a regular basis. As a consequence many further cases can be readily sourced via online searches. Scroll down the page for sources providing a general discussion of this topic.

The Cyprus rape liar – What really happened? (19 January 2020)

Scheming Christian rocker, 48, avoids jail after falsely accusing boy, 13, of rape (9 January 2020)

13-year-old girl charged after falsely accusing teacher of sexual assault (26 October 2019) USA

Girl, 15, falsely accuses family friend, 24, of molesting her and sending her lewd photographs in a sick bid to get attention (10 October 2019)

Virginia girl who said white classmates cut her dreadlocks made the story up, school says (1 October 2019) Another day, another lie

Neighbour heard ‘piercing scream’ before woman found on fire, trial told (12 August 2019)

British woman arrested after lodging rape complaint against 12 Israeli teens (29 July 2019)

She Falsely Accused Two Police Officers Of Rape. She Was Sentenced To Just 23 Months in Jail (13 July 2019) USA

Arkansas woman must register as sex offender after she tried to frame her husband for rape and child porn possession (4 July 2019) USA

Taxi driver framed for rape now scared to carry females (26 June 2019)

Caitlin Gray, 20, in court after accusing good Samaritan of indecent assault, stalking (25 June 2019) Australia

‘We believe you’ – watch this YouTube video (18 May 2019)

She Didn’t Get An ‘A’ So She Accused Professor Of Sexual Harassment. Then She Held Ex At Knifepoint To Destroy Evidence (14 May 2019) USA

‘Jared’ and ‘Kate’: A false-allegation #MeToo saga that police and prosecutors got right, by Diana Davison (25 April 2019) USA

‘Divorce and the Silver Bullet’, by James C. Coren (16 April 2019)

Ian Mulgrew: Father seeks justice after son’s abduction (7 April 2019)

The Daniel Jones story appeared on 60 Minutes (Australia) on 7 April 2019 – details here

West Virginia mother charged in false abduction report (6 April 2019)

Woman’s rape lies exposed by CCTV showing she was at Morrisons (2 April 2019) UK

‘Spare innocent men anguish’: India ruling aims to end false rape claims (11 February 2019)

How fake allegations landed an innocent man in jail (18 January 2019) Australia

Woman’s cruel plan to frame husband (3 December 2018) Australia. Read the story first, and then see how a feminist media outlet responds ‘The woman who framed her husband’: Why this story shouldn’t be front page news today‘ (4 December 2018)

“This dishonest woman might exist – in fact, lots and lots of dishonest people exist – but there are thousands more victims for whom the stigma of reporting domestic violence, and not being believed, means they’ll never come forward.

When we see the front page story about a man falsely accused of rape, or framed for domestic violence, we’re allowed to feel sympathy for him. But we need to remember that his story is the exception, not the rule, and often the rule – in this case, countless honest victims – fades into obscurity.

Because when something is normal, it doesn’t make the news. And that’s the saddest part.”

#MenToo: Defending Dartmouth’s Todd Heatherton (21 November 2018) USA

Woman given suspended sentence for making false rape claim (20 November 2018)

She Accused A Cop Of Sexual Battery. Here’s How Her Story Fell Apart (14 November 2018)

Canberra woman admits to falsifying rape claim that saw her former partner jailed (7 November 2018) Australia

Senate Judiciary Refers ANOTHER Kavanaugh Accuser For Criminal Investigation (2 November 2018) USA

High School Girls Admitted to Making False Sexual Assault Accusations Against a Male Student Because They ‘Just Don’t Like Him’ (17 October 2018) USA

After a year of #MeToo, American opinion has shifted against victims (15 October 2018)

SCOTLAND: Woman wins £80,000 in damages from man cleared of raping her in St Andrews (5 October 2018)

I wonder how common it is to have false accusations of sexual misconduct? (3 October 2018) Twitter discussion thread

Teenager, 18, who lied that her ex-boyfriend drugged and raped her is fined £200 for wasting police time (11 June 2018) UK

False accusations are harmless, so they say (6 May 2018)

Student Liam Allan’s rape charges scrapped after 40,000 messages from accuser revealed in court (16 December 2017) UK

Goldfields woman fined $4,000 after falsely accusing taxi driver of sexual assault (27 November 2017)

Mother who cried rape after a one night stand with hero police officer she met on a dating website is jailed for 27 months (16 October 2017)

Ontario Woman Must Pay $24,000 To Man She Accused Of Rape, After Losing Appeal (30 September 2017)

Father-of-five taxi driver was shunned by local Muslim community after student, 22, falsely accused him of groping her when he refused to accept her kebab-soaked £10 note (20 September 2017)

“Pointon broke down in tears and asked if she could drop the charges when her account was challenged by police … Judge Christopher Batty told her: “Your malicious complaint has done a huge disservice to those seeking justice through the police and courts.”

Why do judges never make the point that false rape allegations are very damaging to men, in part due to their lack of anonymity, and offer them some sympathy?” (Source)

Cambridge don is cleared after his PhD student fiancee accused him of assault (15 September 2017) UK

Rape Case Against USC Student Dismissed After Judge Sees Security Video (4 August 2017)

Bruises: Police brutality or false accusations? (27 June 2017) with video footage here

Former college co-ed, 19, who falsely accused two football players of rape at a party to get sympathy from a prospective boyfriend faces TWO YEARS in jail in plea deal (17 June 2017)

Woman ‘made up sex attack claims against 15 men and sent innocent man to jail for 7 years’ (14 June 2017) with further details here

Sydney man plans to sue police after two years battling rape allegations (2 June 2017)

Innocent man locked up 19 days after ex-wife makes up story: ‘You hurt every real victim out there’ (1 June 2017)

Man reveals how his life was ruined when a fellow student accused him of attacking her after she was egged on by ‘friends’ (7 May 2017) UK

Rape charges to be dropped against immigrant teens in Md. case (5 May 2017)

Lynn University Settles With Student Police Say Was Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault (3 May 2017)

‘The nightmare will stay with me forever’: Teacher at a £33,000-a-year school who was falsely accused of rape by a student is now unemployed and living off benefits despite being cleared by a jury in just 15 minutes (16 April 2017) UK

Uber bans female rider over false rape accusations (8 April 2017)

Texas woman staged her own kidnapping and sexual assault, police say (23 March 2017) Subsequent police reaction described here.

Feminist claims to have been attacked by a group of men, caught out lying (20 March 2017)

College Student Pleads Guilty To Slashing Her Own Face, Making Up Post-Election ‘Hate Crime’ (8 March 2017)

Another false accusation of rape on a college campus (27 February 2017)

Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players (22 February 2017)

Female teacher, 35, falsely accused a male colleague of being a paedophile by posing as a sexually abused 14-year-old pupil and calling Childline to say he’d groped the ‘child’s’ breast (1 February 2017)

Emmett Till: Woman who triggered 1955 murder of African American boy admits lying about harassment (29 January 2017)

Video about women lying about rape (23 January 2017)

Teenage waitress jailed after editing video to make it sound like police officer was threatening to rape her (5 January 2017)

Derby mum of two spared jail after admitting blackmail over false rape claim
(21 December 2016) UK

Man wins $20k over rape, implant claims (4 December 2016) NZ

‘We’ve been branded rapists with no evidence whatsoever’: Two men cleared of sex attack on married British woman in Dubai reveal their relief as case collapses and they are free to fly home (25 November 2016)

Fox News ‘golden boy’ Tucker Carlson almost had his career derailed after a woman falsely accused him of raping her in a packed Kentucky pizza restaurant (21 November 2016) USA

Troubled woman with a history of drug use who claimed that she was assaulted by Donald Trump at a Jeffrey Epstein sex party at age 13 made it all up (8 November 2016)

Woman accused of filing false rape complaint in Bristol seeks program (5 November 2016) UK

Woman’s Facebook message from 2009 undermines sex-assault conviction against ex-husband (4 November 2016) Canada

Woman admits to reporting false rape (26 September 2016) USA

Is Hrithik Roshan prepping up for a final showdown with Kangana Ranaut? (29 September 2016) India

Angelina Jolie accused of smear campaign to win full custody of kids (24 September 2016) Johnny Depp just went through a similar experience (except in that case he was alleged to have abused his wife rather than children), and now it’s Brad Pitt’s turn. More on that divorce here.

Vicious whispers led to doting dad’s murder (13 September 2016)

Woman admits to making false rape claim: police (12 September 2016)

Female student admits to incredible lie that got Auburn football player kicked off team (9 September 2016)

Chris Brown was ‘set up’ by beauty queen who claimed he stuck a gun in her face – and she has history of making false accusations, his lawyer claims (3 September 2016)

If a gay guy can get reported to the police 3x for sexual assault against a woman, what’s the chance of most reports of sexual assault being true? (29 August 2016) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Ex’s lawyer: Video shows woman beating herself up (26 August 2016) USA

German model who made false rape allegations ordered to pay fine (22 August 2016)

Fifty Shades of Innocence by Cathy McCulloch (10 August 2016)

Woman made two 999 false rape calls to get a free lift home from the police (28 July 2016) UK

Woman charged in Boscobel infant’s death first blamed father (28 July 2016)

New York woman is charged with fabricating story of her own abduction after police spend ‘six figures’ on investigation and chase down 400 leads (24 July 2016)

An International Timeline Of False Rape Allegations 1674-2015

Cheerleader claims domestic abuse, cellphone video taken by boyfriend shows her as the aggressor (9 July 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked video

Israeli women lie in divorce, 99% commit perjury (29 June 2016)

Police: Toledo woman threatened boy into having sex with her (15 June 2016) USA

Pauline Hanson claims women make frivolous DV complaints (10 June 2016) Australia

Vengeful student who told her ex-boyfriend she would ruin his life then lied to police about being beaten and strangled by him is jailed for 15 months (8 June 2016)

City lawyer accused of sex assault after a brief encounter with a colleague behind Waterloo station faces no further action because of lack of evidence (6 June 2016)

Cheerleader claims domestic abuse, cellphone video taken by boyfriend shows her as the aggressor (25 May 2016)

Woman ‘mutilates Chihuahua to fake miscarriage’ (24 May 2016)

Taxi driver’s CCTV lands ‘sex attack’ liar Claire Carr, 20, in jail (21 May 2016) UK, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Calling out false abuse allegations (16 May 2016)

Hawthorn players cleared of rape allegations (9 May 2016) Australia

Father, having falsely done 8 years in prison for raping his step-daughter, fighting deportation. Step daughter coming out telling that the mother threatened her to come up with the bogus charges (27 April 2016)

Why Are False Allegations of Domestic Violence Rarely Prosecuted? (22 April 2016)

Woman pays for accusations (21 April 2016) Canada

Girls told to write letters of apology to man they falsely accused of sex crime (5 April 2016) UK. This story bucks the trend

Truth and deception: Ghomeshi verdict a good day for justice (24 March 2016) Canada

‘Trouble just happens to find you’: Hazem El Masri opens up about the toughest time in his life (14 March 2016) Australia

Woman lies to justify denying her child contact with dad (4 March 2016) UK video

Woman accused of lying about rape to cover up consensual rendezvous at motel (1 March 2016)

Woman Sentenced to Electronic Home Monitoring for False Rape Accusation (1 March 2016) USA

Shaun Kenny-Dowall not guilty of assaulting former partner Jess Peris (29 February 2016) Australia

It is easier to believe that young men would rape a woman than to believe a woman would have unconventional sex (26 February 2016)

Get Someone To Bruise Your Face ~ A Real Womans Advice On Domestic Violence (20 February 2016) Australia

Reddit Father’s Story Reveals Interesting Societal Bias (13 February 2016)

Man in prison for 18 years to be freed after accuser recants (17 February 2016)

My year of hell: Commuter accused of ‘preposterous’ sexual assault case wary of travelling with women (9 February 2016) UK

Report: Affair with former co-worker reason for Myrtle Beach woman’s rape claim (2 February 2016) USA

Jackie’s rape story was false. So why hasn’t the media named her by now? (11 January 2016) USA

Woman who falsely claimed she had been raped so she could resit her A-levels is jailed for two years (24 December 2015) UK

Female Landlord tried to Accuse Man of Rape but Failed, because Cam! (13 December 2015)

Bloomington woman charged in false rape report (10 December 2015) USA

My story of what happens when a man is falsely accused of Domestic Violence (2 December 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Maths teacher is struck off for posing as a 13-year-old girl to accuse headmaster of sexual abuse after she was sacked for ‘professional incompetence’ (28 November 2015)

The real ‘Hunting Ground’ (18 November 2015) USA

Woman charged with falsely accusing a man of sexual assault and other crimes (18 November 2015)

19 Harvard Law professors pen letter denouncing ‘The Hunting Ground’ (11 November 2015) USA

Woman made false rape allegation against man she was angry with – court (29 October 2015) Ireland

Canberra mother ‘forum shopped’ for a quick divorce in the United States (26 October 2015) False accusation of domestic violence to get speedy divorce/custody. Australia

Deutsche Bank Executive Wrongly Fired on `False’ Sex Complaints (25 September 2015)

“… the court agreed with Joy’s arguments that the lender’s investigation was handled differently because he’s a man.

“The whole factual matrix on which the decision to dismiss was based was, in itself, infused with, and tainted by, discrimination,” Judge Graeme Hodgson said in the ruling. “The conclusions on the claimant’s behavior are founded on stereotyped assumptions of how a man behaves.””

A loving father’s life destroyed by child sex abuse lies peddled by his own daughter (1 November 2015) UK

Former Congressional Candidate Admits Sending Death Threats To Herself (29 October 2015)

BBC shows its contempt for victims of false rape allegations yet again (6 October 2015)

SOLICITOR WRITES: DV system abused by false allegations (25 September 2015) Australia

Peak Fake Rape (23 September 2015) USA

Woman sentenced to five-day short detention order for false rape claim (17 September 2015) Singapore

Police officers investigated over rape, domestic violence claims which saw prison guard wrongfully jailed (16 September 2015) Australia

University of Michigan sex assault finding thrown out (15 September 2015)

Former NSW police worker guilty of false rape claims against prison guard ex-boyfriend (26 August 2015)

Rohtak Sisters’ Molestation Claim False, Says Police SIT; Counsel Alleges Bias (19 August 2015) India

When prosecutors believe the unbelievable (16 July 2015) USA

Case study of a situation involving false allegations of sexual assault by a father (March 2015) Australia

“I’m sorry Kelly but 3 days is rubbish.  My ex partner went straight to the Courts and just filled out a form 5 days before Christmas and alleged that I had stalked her, threatened her and abused her and our son.  I had to wait three MONTHS before I had my day in court.

I went to court armed to the gills with evidence of her lies and after waiting 6hrs in the court rooms I had 5 mins in court where no body asked me anything, not a word.  Her lawyer changed the story at the last minute and then the lovely magistrate decided to postpone the next determination hearing 6 weeks down the track.  

I went close to 5 months without seeing my son all because of my ex partners lies. No evidence.  Nothing. Never touched her, never threatened her.  Ever. 

But I was determined to be guilty until proven innocent, and all on the say so of one bitter, twisted person.  No one cared about me or my side of the story.  The only ones who cared were the lawyers (a prominient law firm) who asked for $10K up front before they would even represent me.  

In the end she dropped her accusations after we had to go to court the second time.  Her penalty for perjuring herself twice? Nothing.  Her penalty for slandering me for 6 months? Nothing. Her penalty for denying my family access to their grandson over Christmas? Nothing.  Her penalty for denying my son access to his father? None.

I came so close to topping myself on several occasions during those long dark months that I had to endure being treated like a criminal, like the worst of the worst, the dregs of society.

But I kept on saying to myself that I had to fight for the most important person in the world; my son. I am glad that I had immense support from my family and friends otherwise I probably wouldn’t be here to write you this note.

I am all for very harsh penalties for any person who assaults another but the changes to DV that were made several years ago make basically every possible argument or disagreement in a domestic environment grounds for DV, and all it takes is one person to accuse you and you’re nicked.  Well you are if you are a bloke.

There were penalties for perjury in the DV legislation but they were removed.  Penalties for knowingly making false statements to police and the courts should be treated just as harshly in my mind.  If there are no penalties for lying in court then who can believe what people say in court?” (Source – See reader’s comments from Brett)

False rape accusations tell us something important about America (17 July 2015)

Woman demanded lift home, then falsely alleged rape: prosecution says (20 July 2015)

Mother Incarcerated after Forcing Daughter to Falsely Accuse Father of Sexual Abuse (25 June 2015)

Another example of the deplorable way reporters cover false rape claims (24 June 2015)

Woman Who Accused Her Husband Of Beating Her Is Arrested For Domestic Battery (11 June 2015)

Monash University awarded $900,000 in indemnity costs for failed sexual harassment case (11 June 2015)

Scots woman cried rape after man she had first date train sex with ran away at his stop (9 June 2015)

Carole Thomas charged with public mischief (9 June 2015)

Why do women lie more than men? Because we’re ‘nicer’ (5 June 2015)

Canadian examples of false claims of domestic abuse (May 2015)

Alesia Riabenkova (25 May 2015) U.K

Albury sex assault: Investigation finalised (1 May 2015). Notice how no-one actually comes out and says the girl made a false allegation, presumably all too scared that the feminists would get even angrier. No repercussion for the girl making the claim because that would be ‘victim’ blaming. In this article the police even state that they “were adamant they didn’t want the outcome to dissuade people reporting similar incidents. “We encourage anyone who has been the victim of a crime to come forward,” police said. It appears unlikely the teenager who reported the incident will be charged.” Hello! The only crime here was the false allegation. Idiotic PC. Related reddit mensrights discussion thread here

What do we know about false rape allegations? (28 June 2015)

Police charge woman for making up a rape after she was exposed by her own FitBit (24 June 2015)

Married woman’s fake rape claim after consensual sex (14 April 2015)

Canberra man Lewis Todd Meegan found not guilty of rape at Australian National University in 2011 (2 April 2015)

‘Women have mood swings’: Suspended ASU football player’s girlfriend, 19, says she made up claims of abuse out of jealousy and was never hit (2 April 2015)

Former Australian police officer recounts his story of being falsely accused of domestic violence (31 March 2015)

A Man Who Was Falsely Accused Of Rape Shares His Agonising Story (28 March 2015)

Woman jailed for falsely accusing two soldiers of trying to rape her because she was ashamed about drunken cocaine-fuelled threesome (27 March 2015)

Abita Springs woman feigns rape to cover up extramarital impregnation: police (26 March 2015)

Woman lied about rape claim because man ‘was ignorant to her and called her names,’ police say (18 March 2015)

‘Devious’ care-worker who claimed ex lover raped her caught out – after he filmed their one night stand (23 February 2015)

B.C. man wins right to sue rape-accuser for defamation after he was cleared of charge (12 February 2015)

Woman falsely accuses man of rape, and man captures it on video (18 December 2014)

Two girls on a bus in India start beating some young men with their belts. The claim the men groped them. They became internet heros for defending themselves (and womanhood generally). Then the truth gradually leaked out (4 December 2014) And more videos surfaced of them beating men on other occasions.

13 women who lied about being raped and why they did it, by Janet Bloomfield (11 December 2014)

Botched rape case against ACT prison guard dropped after four months in jail (23 November 2014)

Woman allegedly fakes domestic violence to steal money, credit cards from good Samaritans (10 November 2014)

Victory – BBC backs down over dishonest “rape victim” headline (9 November 2014)

Montgomery doctor files lawsuit after ‘excessive’ shocking incident (20 October 2014)

Tawny Blazejowski (19 October 2014)

Wanetta Gibson (15 October 2014)

Father wins custody battle after being falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter (16 October 2014)

Abuse of protective orders: Judge Judy gets it (14 October 2014)

Kelly Harwood (10 October 2014) and again here

Deanna Griego (10 October 2014)

Girls falsely report being abducted and assaulted (7 October 2014)

Emily Checksfield (2 October 2014)

Pauley Perrette (18 September 2014)

Megan Welter (21 September 2014)

Katherine Bennett (29 August 2014)

Prison officer facing rape allegations freed following suspicions about his accuser (29 July 2014)

The science of false rape allegations (29 July 2014) Video. More value in the comments section due to gynocentric bias of the author

Diane Pike (July 2014)

Conor Oberst rape accuser: ‘I made up lies to get attention’ (14 July 2014) and how do the feminists respond to this? Thoughtful introspection? No, by blaming the victim!

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/06/30/05/57/accused-rapist-sues-police

Oxford union ‘rape victim knew her claim was false’ (29 June 2014)

Woman makes false rape accusation against another woman (26 June 2014)

Trainee barrister jailed for false rape claims (27 June 2014) sparking “anger from women’s rights campaigners

Woman who cried rape after getting cold shoulder in Belfast nightclub is jailed for nine months (4 April 2014) and related reddit discussion thread

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140610/NEWS01/306100026/Rape-charge-against-Newark-man-dismissed-after-woman-admits-lying

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/05/law-graduate-guilty-falsely-accusing-boyfriend-rape

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/false-rape-claim-girl-given-7207499

Supreme Court reinstates charges against Billings woman accused of false rape claims (4 June 2014)

Judge orders woman who falsely accused Brian Banks of rape to pay $2.6 million (21 May 2014)

Until proven guilty‘ (27 April 2014)

How False Allegations are treated in the Family Law Act (3 March 2014) Australia. Reddit discussion thread here

Father freed after a decade in jail as daughter admits she lied about him raping her when she was 11 as she was ‘disappointed in him’ (3 April 2012)

http://www.cotwa.info/2014/03/aclu-backs-cameras-on-police-officers.html

Elizabeth Coast’s False Rape Claim Leads To 2 Months Jail In Virginia (21 August 2013) USA. He endured four years in jail – she got two months of weekend detention. BS

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/woman-gets-to-months-in-prison-for-faking-her-kidnapping/article_3ef3e6d4-c648-11e3-8e55-001a4bcf6878.html
Woman allegedly cried rape 11 times to avoid taking the bar exam (3 April 2014)
Woman jailed after 11th false rape claim in a decade (26 February 2013)
Washington dad awarded USD9 million in false sexual abuse case (See another article on the same case here)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2593508/Mother-launched-hate-campaign-against-primary-school-headteacher-spread-fake-rumours-claiming-sexually-abused-daughter-walks-free.html

http://www.avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/australia-celebrates-false-accusation-awareness-week/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-prosecutor-barred-courtroom-article-1.1746238 (Man in jail for 8 months because prosecutor hid evidence that would have exonerated him)

http://theadvocate.com/news/7201179-123/tables-turn-on-lawyer-who (Female lawyer lies and taxi driver goes to jail – read more here)

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/strathfield-station-sex-assault-case-charges-dropped-against-man-accused-of-raping-schoolgirl-20140129-31lz2.html#ixzz2rpcWNUmW

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/woman-who-cried-rape-after-getting-cold-shoulder-in-belfast-nightclub-is-jailed-for-nine-months-30153782.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563105/Young-mother-claimed-raped-ex-boyfriend-cover-drunken-threesome-two-men-jailed-three-years.html

http://www.f4e.com.au/blog/2014/02/08/married-muslim-woman-had-affair-then-alleged-rape/

http://www.f4e.com.au/blog/2014/02/08/newlywed-who-falsely-claimed-rape-to-hide-affair-walks-free/

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-rape-suspect-cleared-appeal-6811366

How to ruin a man’s life over $13 (8 August 2012) Video

Maria di Toro (9 February 2012)

Video of woman caught out making false allegation to police (30 March 2009) USA

His reputation sullied, teacher commits suicide – False accusation leads to tragedy in Virginia city (15 February 2004) Yes, the alleged victim was a boy in this instance but this story is included here to show what a false accusation can lead to.

You can find plenty more like the above by googling on “false rape allegations”, including this article.

Further case-studies/examples can be found in my post in relation to the gender justice gap (aka the ‘Pussy-Pass’).

The next group of links relate to general discussion concerning the topic of false accusations and related matters:

It is time for new laws to punish false accusers (6 October 2019)

Zali Steggall and family law: Part of the disease, not the cure (30 September 2019) Australia

Kevin Andrews refused to condemn Hanson over ‘lying’ women claim (24 September 2019) Australia

Men should be angrier about #MeToo (3 October 2018)

Vulnerable Women Are Routinely Prosecuted – And Imprisoned – For False Rape Claims In The UK (29 June 2018) UK

When An Accuser Cries Wolf: Repercussions for Making False Allegations of Sexual Assault On College Campuses (26 June 2018)

Laura Kipnis, Rape Culture, and the Disappearance of Sex (18 April 2017)

A travesty of justice (27 February 2017) Recommended reading

Country Where Men Are Legally Mistreated by Women (23 February 2017) Israel

Motives for Filing a False Allegation of Rape (17 February 2017) A Dutch academic study – see table of results on this page.

You know that narrative about train groping and women-only carriages in Japan? About that (19 October 2016) Japan

Veterans face the ultimate indignity (12 October 2016) Australia

False rape allegations – half of reports are false, says America’s most eminent expert (7 October 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

‘No-evidence’ AVOs slammed as threat to basic rights (24 September 2016) Australia

How the Feminist Silence on False Rape Accusations Hurts Everyone, by Toni Airaksinen (12 September 2016)

Illegal immigrants make up rape and sex assault claims ‘to stay in the U.S. longer’. Series of false accusations at detention centers are ‘tactic to beat deportation’ (9 September 2016)

Prosecution or persecution (20 August 2016)

Why do college girls lie about rape? (1 June 2016) USA

New Israeli study: 15% to 40% of rape complaints are lies (26 April 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

We should stop naming people accused of sexual assault (24 March 2016) USA

How to get rich: Accuse a man of rape (15 March 2016) Australian feminist journalist thinks the idea of women lying about rape for financial gain is funny.

The US needs to restore impartiality in dealing with sexual assault allegations (10 March 2016) USA

US EEOC Report: More than half of all allegations of sexual harassment are determined to be without reasonable cause (12 February 2016) USA. Reddit discussion thread and linked data source.

Domestic violence complainant charged with contempt (20 December 2015) Australia

“A NSW Police spokesman said victims should report abuse without fear of being charged by police if they later changed or retracted their statements.”

Almost half of women report having post-sex blues: Here’s how to avoid them (9 October 2015) This phenomenon may well be a factor contributing to the incidence of false rape claims

University of Tennessee reports that more than 20% sexual assault reports are “unfounded” (October 2015) with a similar percentage occurring at Harvard

Police ‘child abuse’ investigations are now undermining justice (18 September 2015) UK

Lisa Longstaff Can’t Stop Lying About Rape (23 May 2015)

Manchester police admit they don’t prosecute women who make false rape allegations (17 May 2015)

Incoming Israeli Justice Minister set to meet Attorney General about policy not to prosecute women who falsely accuse men (10 May 2015)

Barbara Kay: Thou shall not bear false witness … except against men (8 April 2015)

False Accusations of Rape: Lynching in the 21st Century (24 March 2015) A book by John Davis

To the left, lying about rape is just dandy (10 December 2014)

109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years, say campaigners (2 December 2014) UK

Factitious Sexual Harassment, by Sara Feldman-Schorrig, MD in Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law (1996)

Root cause of rape and false rape claims: the ‘regret asymmetry’ between men and women (4 December 2013)

The problem with prosecuting women for false rape allegations (3 December 2014)

Prosecuting rape liars ‘violates human rights,’ and rape victims’ advocates want it to stop (2 December 2014)

Domestic Violence leave – ACTU wage case application and video interview (28 October 2014) Australia. If false accusations of domestic abuse aren’t already a problem, then ‘initiatives’ like this will surely encourage more such claims

Petition to US Congress in relation to false accusations of domestic violence (October 2014)

The next time someone says that “only” eight percent of rape claims are false (7 October 2014)

Delhi Commission for Women concerned with rise of false rape charges (6 October 2014)

How many rape reports are false? (19 September 2014)

Crying rape: False rape accusations exist and they are a serious problem (18 September 2014)

Very few women taken to court for false rape allegations in U.K (5 September 2014)

Mothers against fake rape seek to turn the tide of drunken allegations (27 August 2014)

Why do women make false rape allegations? (27 July 2014)

Ever wondered why most doctors insist on a chaperone with female patients – but not with male ones? It’s generally not motivated by abuse prevention, but rather to prevent false allegations of abuse. A reddit discussion thread (July 2014)

Men defending themselves is harassment, says law professor (23 June 2014)

Men live in fear of teenage girls flirting with them (15 July 2014)

90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women (22 June 2014)

This article is entitled “College Rape Accusations and the Presumption of Male Guilt” (and with almost 500 comments it’s clearly a hot topic in the U.S.A). See also this related article entitled ‘Judith Grossman: A mother, a feminist, Aghast‘ (with over 1,000 reader comments)

Op-Ed: A timeline of recent false rape cases (15 March 2013)

The ’50 actual facts about rape’ not entirely ‘actual’ (4 November 2012)

http://chronicle.com/article/In-Making-Campuses-Safe-for/127766/

http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/college-facing-trial-for-branding-innocent-student-rapist/

http://5newsonline.com/2014/05/01/student-filed-false-ua-campus-rape-report-police-say/

False abuse claims are the new court weapon, retiring judge says (6 July 2013)

Nanny jailed for crying rape after one-night stand (21 November 2012)

http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/catherine-comins-actual-quote-about.html

And now read this revealing piece about modern campus courtship

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/04/03/jameis-winston-florida-state-rape-investigation-title-ix-civil-rights/7262359/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/false-claims-of-rape-and-harassment-are-now-employed-by-activists-as-tools-of-social-change/

Further sources on this topic include: 

A hand response to those who say false rape accusations should not be punished (14 May 2016) From Reddit mensrights

Feminism And The Manufacture Of A Modern Misogynist (18 December 2015)

http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/whispers-of-dissent-within-feminist.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://uberfeminist.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/false-rape-allegations.html

Flooded by false rape accusations (25 November 2013)

Family Court of Australia (2009): Mother falsely claims abuse by father and is admonished by judge but still granted full custody. WTF?

96% of women are liars, honest (9 December 2004) Based on a survey of 5,000 women in the UK

An October 2004 article on the frequency of false rape allegations

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/blogs/entry/the_anatomy_of_false_accusations_a_skeptical_case_study/

http://www.angryharry.com/reWomanNeverLie.htm

http://www.angryharry.com/Flooded-By-False-Rape-Allegations.htm

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/30/political-hunt-for-sex-abusers-puts-military-justi/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116768/latest-target-mens-rights-movement-definition-rape (The article is biased against men but there are links to useful online resources within the readers comments section)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/22/sex-booze-and-feminism.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/1zqgro/if_no_means_no_then_what_does_yes_mean/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://justinvacula.com/2014/04/04/when-feminism-is-incompatible-with-skepticism-2/

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Domestic violence is not a gendered issue – Why the pervasive sexist bias against men?

Domestic violence (DV), also referred to as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or Family & Domestic Violence (FDV), is a shocking blight on the community. This is a scourge that inflicts substantial negative impacts on the lives of countless men, women and children. Whilst definitions have evolved and broadened, DV is loosely defined as “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse“.

It is important to acknowledge that DV encompasses man on man, women on women, man on woman, and woman on man violence (both cis- and transgender). Further, in many instances violence is perpetrated by both partners as shown in the accompanying diagram. There is also a strong nexus between the incidence of child abuse/neglect and subsequent perpetration of domestic violence by affected individuals upon reaching adulthood.

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The Wikipedia entry for ‘Epidemiology of domestic violence‘ provides readers with useful background information on this topic. For those willing to read something a little meatier, I would recommend this paper by esteemed DV researcher Malcolm George. Malcolm walks the reader through the historical context to the current debate about gender differences in violent behaviour and the way that society responds to the issue.

Many of those working within the DV sector, particularly here in Australia, only choose to acknowledge one element of the problem – that part involving male perpetrators and female victims. It is no coincidence that most staff within these government agencies, universities and NGO’s are strongly influenced by, and biased towards, feminist ideology. The feminist position is unequivocal, and it is that domestic violence = men’s violence towards women. Here is an example of that mindset, and here are many others.

This routine failure by feminists to recognise and discuss male victims, female perpetrators and bi-directional violence is no accident or coincidence. It is a deliberate strategy to build their brand, and in so doing demonise the overwhelming majority of men who have never, and would never, hurt or abuse their partner.

As a result, and in order to support the feminist narrative, a great deal of ‘cherry-picking’ and misrepresentation occurs in relation to the statistics provided in DV literature. In addition, the design and implementation of survey instruments is too often tainted with bias. This issue, that of feminist efforts to hide or discredit legitimate research and/or generate false or misleading statistics, is explored in this further blog post.

You will note, as you scroll down this page, that there are a multitude of sources of DV statistics, particularly the United Kingdom and the United States. Here in Australia, much less research has been undertaken – particularly in relation to male victimisation. One of the more significant sources is the Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey 2012, which found that one in three victims of domestic abuse were male. The results of overseas studies generally found levels of male and female victimisation that were closer to parity, and in some instances even higher rates of victimisation for men that women.

Unfortunately many journalists display remarkable tunnel-vision when addressing the topic of IPV. Indeed some have suggested that the media is complicit in the same sort of systemic gender bias against males noted earlier amongst those working in the field of DV.

Turning to my first example, an article called ‘Til death do us part’ which appeared in The Australian newspaper. It consisted of five pages of heart-wrenching coverage of men’s violence towards female partners, but made no mention of any other form of domestic violence, i.e. m-m, f-f, or women on men. Similarly this February 2014 article from The Mail newspaper also neglected to mention that men can be victims too.

Fiona McCormack also ignores male victims and female abusers this item on Australian ABC TV … except in an aside where she implies that anyone who raises the issue of women abusers is only seeking to “excuse” the behaviour of male abusers. This is very much akin to the feminist predilection of labelling anyone who questions various aspects of sexual assault (e.g. false rape allegations) as being “rape apologists” “victim blamers” etc.

Now let’s turn to this article by Charlie Pickering (more about Charlie here). Charlie is concerned that more attention is paid to the issue of random one-punch attacks on men, than on the violence visited nightly on women people in their homes. He goes on to state:

“For a long time, the term domestic violence has softened and normalised what is really going on. A more accurate term is ‘men’s violence against women’. Not ‘violence against women’, because that takes the responsibility for it away from those who need to be made responsible.”

This belief, that by acknowledging male victims and female perpetrators, we are somehow ignoring the validity and the pain of female victims is absurd, yet unfortunately commonplace in public discourse. The fact that there may be somewhat fewer male victims does not, nor should not, make domestic violence a gendered issue.

A precious few writers, like this one, suggest a more practical and unbiased approach to the issue:

“When it comes to the statistics about domestic abuse, it doesn’t matter to me how many men to how many women experience domestic violence. Domestic violence is a power issue more than a gender issue. Intimate Partner Violence affects men and women, and I really do not care in what proportion …

Within anti-domestic violence advocacy, there seems to be a trend to pit female victims against male victims and vice-versa. I do not know who is behind it, nor do I know if there is a “who” to blame. I do know that blame has no place in this fight against domestic abuse, especially when victim blames victim for any reason …

In a perfect society, men and women are equally protected under the law not because more laws were made to protect one sex but because in each mind and heart of all people, women and men are respected equally, and the individual contributions or crimes are our only measures of judgment. However, this ideal is as far away from our current reality as the idea that no person would seek power over another.”

Many others within the wider community have, however, embraced a biased and incomplete representation of DV, liberally salted with misinformation, at face value. Who could blame them, given that so many sources are bellowing out the same relentless message about male perpetrators and female victims, whilst studiously ignoring other elements of the issue.

Here in Australia, let’s look at this page within the web site of the Department of Social Services entitled ‘Women’s safety’, and the linked 28 page literature review prepared by ‘Urbis’ consultants at a cost of $220,000. One would have assumed, especially given the enormous cost, that the review would have encompassed all forms of abuse and perpetration. But, unfortunately, it did not.

In fact the review states that “Male perpetrators of domestic violence or sexual assault against men and female perpetrators of either offence against men have not been considered in this literature review. It is acknowledged that in practice the great majority of programs will be targeted towards men who commit domestic violence or sexual assault against women.”

Yes, that makes perfect sense … there are no programs for female offenders so let’s pretend they don’t exist. Such circular logic is (almost) unbelievable. And no, there is no corresponding ‘Mens Safety’ page within the DSS web site.

To be fair, the authors of some studies do admit that there are many female perpetrators and male victims, and that little research has been directed towards these groups. They also admit that there are probably many similarities between male and female perpetrators of IPV. They then invariably proceed, however, to offer a variety of justifications to continue their focus on the ‘domestic violence = Mens violence towards women’ model (example).

When misleading statistics are repeatedly exposed the feminist reaction is to move the goalposts by expanding the reach of the definition of domestic violence to encompass sexual violence, and less tangible forms of non-physical ‘violence’. This serves to both maximise the perceived magnitude of the problem, as well as support the anti-male narrative.

Naturally those areas where female perpetration is substantial, such as child abuse and elder abuse, are totally ‘out of bounds’. This theme is explored in this separate blog post. The same approach has been taken by feminists to prop up the notion of the existence of a ‘rape culture‘ in western societies.

Those of us concerned about men’s rights seek to have all aspects of domestic violence considered, as well as seeking remedies to specific issues such as:

  • the lack of resources to assist abused men and their children
  • laws and legal procedures that are based on the assumption that the male in the relationship is the abuser
  • negative and biased behaviour towards men who seek assistance, for example the screening of (only) male callers to abuse help-lines to determine if they are in fact perpetrators (example)

A selection of statistical sources that haven’t been doctored to support the feminist narrative

New AIC paper appears to cherry-pick data to fit “gendered violence” narrative (30 October 2019)

Male Victims of Domestic Violence Suffer Severe Effects, Canadian Study Reports (15 April 2019)

Assessing the risk of repeat intimate partner assault, by NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research (December 2018)

Are a third of domestic abuse victims men? (6 December 2018) UK

Dunedin study gender violence truths (13 June 2016) Video

References examining assaults by women on their spouses or male partners: An Annotated Bibliography by Martin S. Fiebert. This bibliography examines 286 scholarly investigations: 221 empirical studies and 65 reviews and/or analyses, which demonstrate that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners. Here is a link to an updated June 2013 version of Fiebert’s bibliography.

Partner Abuse, Volume 1, No. 1, 2010 The first edition of a new journal created to showcase academic research into domestic violence without gender bias

Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project – Facts and Statistics on Domestic Violence at-a-Glance. Sponsored by the Journal Partner Abuse, November, 2012. This study is also discussed in this article
Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States: An Examination of the Review of Literature through the Critical Theoretical Perspective, by Caroletta A. Shuler (2010) and related reddit discussion thread

Extensive listing of mainly North American research findings related to domestic violence (29 April 2015)

Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile (27 January 2011) Almost equal numbers of male and female victims of DV

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Men who Sustain Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of Help-seeking and Community Samples (2012)

Partner Violence as Female-specific in Aetiology

Intimate partner violence: Facts and statistics (1 September 2014) Included some discussion of ‘Patriarchal Dominance’ theory

Domestic violence rates are higher for homosexual couples than for heterosexual couples (18 November 2013)

Preliminary Examination of a Mutual Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Among Treatment-Mandated Couples (2013)

Male victims of domestic violence: A Substantive and Methodological Research Review by Michael S. Kimmel (2001)

Women who perpetrate intimate partner violence: A review of the literature with recommendations for treatment (January 2007)

Disabusing the definition of domestic violence: How women batter men and the role of the Feminist State by Linda Kelly 2003

Unprecedented domestic violence study affirms need to recognise male victims (21 May 2013)

One-third of domestic violence victims in active-duty families are men (27 August 2014)

Partner Violence Against Men in England & Wales and the Gender Bias of Public Bodies (2014)

Aggression in British Heterosexual Relationships: A Descriptive Analysis

The Truth About Domestic Violence – You’ll Never Believe… (a must-see video on Youtube)

Research into domestic violence-related deaths (USA/2010) More for men than women

Newer perspectives on domestic violence (April 2010)

http://freethoughtblogs.com/hetpat/2014/06/11/can-we-finally-nail-down-those-male-victim-statistics/ (United Kingdom)

See recent Swedish DV research here

Differences in Frequency of Violence and Reported Injury Between Relationships With Reciprocal and Nonreciprocal Intimate Partner Violence (2006)

“Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In non-reciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases.”

A summary of credible research about domestic violence

This video features an incredibly fast rundown of published domestic violence research that runs contrary to the feminist position (15 June 2016)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/28smbv/gender_symmetry_in_domestic_violence_and_why_it/

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=gender+symmetry&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/c3lvm/faq_studies_showing_high_frequency_of_women/

A 2009 source but which still contains some useful information and references

Some Australian statistics/background info

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018 (28 February 2018)

ABS Personal Safety survey results 2016

Senior public servants demonstrating their unswerving support for the feminist narrative regarding FDV (12 April 2017) Video

Western Australia: half of reported domestic violence harm caused by 2% of offenders (15 December 2016)

ABS violent crime statistics released July 2016

Behavioural change program for men at risk of committing domestic violence launched in ACT (14 June 2016) Violent/abusive women are completely left out of this program – an outrageous demonstration of gender bias (lodge a complaint here). More on crazy developments in the ACT at ‘Domestic violence levy: Canberra sets an absurd precedent‘ (18 June 2016)

Is a national approach needed to address domestic violence in Australia? (1 April 2016) Provides brief overview of what’s happening in each state

ABC Fact File: Domestic Violence in Australia (6 April 2016)

More than 125,000 women homeless because of domestic violence (15 February 2016). The only figures for male victimisation that were mentioned – because they appeared to support the feminist perspective – were drawn from this media release from a government agency. What’s not mentioned though is that the relatively low numbers of men seeking assistance are indicative of factors other than simply lower rates of male victimisation, incl.:

  • the rampant genderbias of ‘help-lines’, advocacy groups and even government agencies
  • the (widely-known) lack of resources available to help male victims (with or without children, and
  •  the much greater incidence of non-reporting of DV by men (compared to women)

FactCheck Q&A: is domestic violence in Australia on the decline? (3 February 2016) Also includes 75+ readers comments

Australian DV statistics fact-sheet produced by the organisation ‘One in Three’

Domestic Violence in Australia: Are women and men equally violent?

Domestic Violence, by Chris Lloyd (21 January 2015) Very thorough, especially in relation to Victorian DV statistics

Anglicare WA survey summary with further details available from Anglicare WA’s web site (2014)

2014 article that discusses teen dating abuse and found roughly equal number of male and female abusers.

Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too (29 January 2016) USA

This paper by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse is also worth reading, although I disagree with aspects of it. It is entitled ‘The Gender Debate in Domestic Violence: The Role of Data‘ (May 2013)

An April 2014 discussion about domestic violence and its relationship to urban planning practice.

http://mensrightsmelbourne.com/2014/03/26/domestic-violence-by-women-over-the-past-eight-years-rocketed-by-159/

Intimate Partner Abuse of Men, by Tilbrook, E.,  Allan, A., and Dear, G. (2010)

Articles on IPV sourced from the ‘A Voice for Men’ web site (various authors)

The irrefutable proof is in: DV is not gendered (except when it is, which is most of the time) by David King (2 August 2016) Australia. Recommended reading

Steven Pinker: sex, violence, and failure of enlightenment (11 September 2015)

This article and related reddit discussion concern a move in Victoria, Australia, to alter the law in relation of using self-defence where death of a partner occurs (article) (discussion)

NCFM Vice President responds to criticism about MRA’s and the AVfM conference in Detroit (25 July 2014)

Recruiting domestic violence spies by Jim Muldoon (18 July 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/domestic-violence-industry/the-cycle-of-the-female-abuser/ (15 July 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/the-state-of-play-for-men-domestic-violence/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/the-feminists-great-equality-lie/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/domestic-violence-industry/australian-domestic-violence-hysteria/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/men/mens-health/callout-to-australian-british-and-canadian-men-for-help/

On male victims of domestic violence by M. R. Walks (17 February 2012)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/flawed-domestic-violence-survey-challenged-by-mens-health-advocates/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/domestic-violence-industry/when-a-girl-hits-you/

http://whatmenthinkofwomen.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/dv-debate-paul-elam-against-feminist.html

General articles on Intimate Partner Violence drawn from other sources

Joe Hildebrand: ‘Deadliest of lies’ we keep swallowing (27 October 2019) Australia

The demonization of Australian men, by Augusto Zimmermann (14 February 2019)

Growing number of men reporting domestic violence to police, ONS figures reveal (22 November 2018)

The proportion of male victims who told police about their domestic abuse increased from 10.4% in 2014-15 to 14.7% this year as charities said more men were shaking off the stigma of talking about their suffering.

How Victoria’s family violence system fails some victims – by assuming they’re perpetrators (14 November 2017) I thought this paper was going to talk about men being misidentified as DV aggressors, but oh no, apparently it happens to women all the time <facepalm> and men exploit this to obtain intervention orders to protect themselves (& their children) from women who aren’t really hitting/abusing them.

Studies Show Lesbians Much More Likely to Beat, Sexually Abuse Their Wives Than Heterosexual Men (15 August 2017) This article contains several dead hyperlinks – the relevant references are as follows:

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation (January 2013)
Victimization Over the Life Span: A Comparison of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, and Heterosexual Siblings (2005)
When your rapist is a woman (30 March 2016)
Lena Dunham Didn’t Molest Her Sister, but Female-on-Female Sexual Abuse Is Real and Awful (4 November 2014)
Lesbian intimate partner violence: Prevalence and dynamics (2002)
Victimization and Perpetration Rates of Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Gender Issues Explored (1997)

Dear Feminists: Stop Denying The Connection Between Alcohol And Domestic Violence‘ by Corrine Barraclough (2 May 2017) Australia

Questions about violence against women are for all, not just migrants, by Wendy Tuohy (24 April 2017) Not even a hint that men are also victims of DV = substandard journalism for which there is no longer any excuse.

Why gender can’t be ignored when dealing with domestic violence (28 March 2017)

Domestic Violence: A Male Problem? (23 March 2017) UK

10 lies abusers tell themselves (and others). Calling out the common deceptions. (11 February 2017) Interesting article re: how abusers rationalise their actions

Flowers = Domestic Violence. Feminist hypocrisy at its peak (8 February 2017) Australia

The Duluth model is working as designed; you won’t smart mouth her again (3 February 2017)

On the psychology of domestic violence, by Ally Fogg (13 January 2017) UK

Shocking domestic abuse statistics don’t show the real picture: it’s even worse (14 December 2016) UK. This is one of several articles written by feminists in response to the recent release of stats showing the large (and increasing) number of male victims. Essentially they say ‘it doesn’t matter how many men are victims, women have it worse and we should focus entirely on them’.

Tory MP Faces Abuse From Feminist Colleagues After Opposing Sexist Bill (17 December 2016) UK

Stopping Fathers Committing Family Violence (13 December 2016) The Victorian Government (Australia) ignores female perpetrators of domestic violence – it’s something only dads do! Disgusting bias

More than one in three victims of domestic abuse are now men (10 December 2016) UK

San Antonio Judge Rules Men Not Capable of Being Victims of Domestic Violence (2016) USA

Sydney police officer breaches AVO (2 December 2016) A female officer, if that’s relevant

Should we scrutinise ALL reports of family violence? by Jasmin Newman (22 November 2016)

Domestic violence convention would make men ‘second class citizens’ (19 November 2016) Ireland

The fight against domestic violence needs to look beyond blaming men, by Stephanie Ross (6 November 2016) Australia

Governments accused of failing to fully recognise role of alcohol in family violence  (27 October 2016) Australia

Domestic violence: Perpetrators would receive warning texts and videos (21 October 2016) Australia

Black women’s lives matter too, by Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO (15 October 2016) Australia

Evidence for impact of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes: College of Policing evidence commentary (undated) UK

“This ‘review of reviews’ concluded that no clear impact of DVPPs has been identified, and that effects on further victimisation have been small.”

To stop domestic violence, we need to change perpetrators’ behaviour (5 October 2016) This article in pro-feminist The Conversation completely ignores the reality of female abusers and the lack of counselling services for them.

It’s time to admit the truth about domestic violence, by David Leyonhjelm (27 September 2016) Australia

Force game-changer: Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam on a mission to end violence against women (23 September 2016) Australia

BBC & Notts Police Chief publicise non-existent “hate crimes” against women whilst ignoring fatal domestic violence against men (22 September 2016) UK

Why does the CPS report on violence against women include men in the stats? by Ally Fogg (7 September 2016)

Denying female domestic violence, by Augusto Zimmermann (28 August 2016)

Douglas Todd: B.C.’s domestic-violence programs based on ‘false’ theory (21 August 2016)

Always beating up on men, by Bettina Arndt (20 August 2016) Recommended reading

Gulags for New Zealand men (18 August 2016)

This is one of countless examples of how feminist DV advocacy groups seek to minimise both women’s role in perpetrating abusive behaviours, and its degree of impact on male victims.

Study findings on domestic violent present ‘challenging picture’  (16 June 2016) New Zealand

“The findings of an in-depth domestic violence study, which showed violent conduct almost evenly split between the genders, are potentially cause for concern, a senior police officer says.”

The gender of domestic violence (8 June 2016) NZ video concerning the difficulty experienced by researchers whose findings showed that women were equally likely to abuse.

Violent Parents – Calling for the End to Child Contact at Any Cost, by Jess Phillips MP (20 April 2016) UK. Article by well-known staunch feminist who implies all abusive parents are men, which as some readers point out is grossly misleading.

ABC’s Q&A program proves that ignorance is still rife about domestic violence, by Anne Summers (15 April 2016) Feminists get so angry when people dare to suggest that misogyny/gender inequality is not THE penultimate cause of domestic violence. I read this piece and think ‘pot-kettle-black’

My province’s government instructs police officers to treat domestic violence with a “gendered lens” and assume that men are perpetrators. How can this be changed? (19 April 2016) Reddit discussion thread with linked reference material. Note that male victims of DV are much more likely to report being “very dissatisfied” by their treatment at the hands of police. Is it any wonder?

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence needs to think about her own family history, by Bettina Arndt (1 April 2016) Australia

A female voice for ‘demonised’ men (16 March 2016) Australia

Changing attitudes towards domestic abuse against men (16 March 2016) UK

Why female violence against men is society’s last great taboo, by Martin Daubney (15 March 2016) UK

The Melbourne suburbs where a parent is most likely to murder their child (12 March 2016) Australia

The scandal of women’s violence towards men, by Melanie Phillips (11 March 2016) To read the full article seems to require a subscription to The Times.

Women Who Emotionally Abuse Men (29 February 2016)

Spain gender laws: A country against men (18 February 2016)

Australians are being told that gender inequality is the root cause of domestic violence. But is it?, by Gay Alcorn (19 February 2016)

Dad domestic violence victim fears courts being used as a weapon (22 January 2016) Australia

The solutions: ‘We can make it better’ | Behind Closed Doors (31 December 2015) NZ

For Nelson Women’s Refuge manager Katie O’Donnell, the solution to New Zealand’s domestic violence problem is more straightforward. “People say it’s a really complex issue. Well, it is a complex issue but also it isn’t – guys just have to stop doing it”

Vera Baird, a British regional ‘Police Commissioner’, disseminates a Christmas message implying that men who budget their finances carefully do so in order to “economically abuse” their partners (25 December 2015)

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Dear Daddy: Viral video highlights how sexist jokes contribute to culture of violence against women (16 December 2015) Australia. Same old stuff, demonising men and putting full responsibility on them to ‘fix’ domestic violence whilst ignoring female perpetration of violence.

Blindfolded with a White Ribbon, by Geoffrey Luck (27 November 2015) Australia

Silent Victims, by Bettina Arndt (14 November 2015) Australia

A simple solution to domestic violence, a video by Janet Bloomfield (15 October 2015)

The surprisingly common reason John hits his partner (14 October 2015) Of course a male batterer is profiled, but watch the fur fly when someone suggests a contributing factor that doesn’t fit the feminist Duluth Model.

The cause of both domestic violence and terrorism is angry men (6 October 2015)

Turnbull’s response to domestic violence ignores the evidence (6 October 2015)

Miranda Devine: Demonising men won’t stop domestic violence (27 September 2015) Australia – with an example of the predictable feminist reaction here. Miranda responded to her feminist critics firstly with this article, and then this one.

Domestic violence package: A great start, but it will only get us so far (25 September 2015) Australia

Domestic violence called “Violence against Women” (21 September 2015) A Reddit Australia discussion thread that followed an ill-informed comment by newly-installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Men’s anti-Domestic Violence advocate says scourge “is a male problem” (13 September 2015) Plenty of readers comments that are highly critical of the White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador quoted in the article

The Hidden Politics of Family Violence (8 August 2015) Australia

Why men feel aggrieved in family court interventions (11 August 2015) Australia

To change attitudes to family violence, we need a shift in gender views (22 July 2015) Disgracefully biased article from The Conversation wherein the feminist author laments Australians growing realisation that DV is not a gendered issue, dismissing this as a “misunderstanding”.

Domestic Abuse: ‘It is not a women’s issue and it is not a men’s issue. It’s a human problem’ (14 July 2015) Ireland

Lawrence Ben Eliezer on Institutionalized Feminism within the Criminal Justice System (14 July 2015) Canadian video

Retiring magistrate Ron Kilner says domestic violence laws have been exploited (11 July 2015) Australia. Interesting how politicians, judges, etc, only begin speaking freely and honestly about gender-related issues upon their retirement. (see my post on this theme here)

Family violence: the focus should be on support, not mandatory reporting (3 July 2015) This links to an article in the ABC web site, but the same article was also published in The Conversation. Feminist authors remains true to type by ignoring male victims and abusive women. Australia

Rosie Batty – The Opposite Case (28 June 2015) Australia

Patriarchy vs Facts: Domestic Violence (PART I) (23 June 2015) Video

Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence have higher incidence of mental health problems (20 May 2015)

Domestic violence a ‘silent epidemic’ in gay relationships (30 May 2015) Australia

Mark Latham on why Labor can’t get it right on domestic violence (16 May 2015) and the obligatory feminist bite-back (this one being one of the milder responses)

$16m for dom violence but $1.2b for terrorism (14 May 2015) Australia

UK article about the high level of violence amongst lesbian couples (7 May 2015)

Miranda Devine: The brutal truth about domestic violence (5 April 2015)

Dating violence protections empowering for young men, women (2 April 2015) USA

Violence against women should mean the end of any high profile career (30 March 2015) See great reader’s comment contributed by Mark Dent

Reddit TIL discussion thread about recent CDC research claiming more men are victims of partner abuse (23 March 2015) USA and related mensrights discussion thread

Tara Moss: ‘We can’t let trolls hijack the domestic violence conversation’ (5 March 2015) Australia. This is the feminist concept of a “conversation” – we talk & you shut-up. If you try to join our conversation then you are a troll. And, as is becoming increasingly common of late, no reader’s comments were permitted on this article.

Men forgotten in violence debate‘ by Tanveer Ahmed (9 February 2015), with follow-up article, Feminism in crisis as male supporter expresses view of his own (9 February 2015)

Domestic Violence: How taboos veil the truth‘ by Don Edgar (27 January 2015) Australia

Can domestic abusers be rehabilitated? (1 February 2015) Gynocentric/pro-feminist bias but worth reading in conjunction with the comments contributed by readers

When it comes to Domestic Violence, she says she wants equality – however when faced with a discussion of male victims – she labels it a failure and bitches about statistics #oneistoomany (25 January 2015)

Cutting off unfaithful penises, apparently justified and hilarious (15 January 2015)

Telstra introduces domestic violence leave (13 January 2015) Australia. Article implies only women are victims of domestic violence and leaves us guessing as to whether the company policy is sexist/discriminatory – or just the journalism

Domestic Violence – Donald Dutton Debunks The Gender Paradigm (25 November 2014) Youtube video

Domestic Violence Against Men: Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Vulnerable Males (6 November 2014)

5 Facts about domestic violence to consider this November (and every other month too) by Janet Bloomfield (28 October 2014)

This feminist writer has the gall to attack men’s rights groups on the basis that they are uncaring about the plight of male victims of domestic violence (21 October 2014) Be sure to peruse the readers comments

Our submission to the Home Office consultation on the strengthening of the law on domestic abuse (15 October 2014) Mike Buchanan rails against the rampant anti-male bias evident within both the UK government agencies responsible for dealing with domestic abuse, and within the advocacy groups upon which the agencies confer and rely.

Stefan Molyneux video entitled ‘Domestic violence symposium’ (16 June 2014)

Why don’t we speak up when we see signs of domestic violence? (1 October 2014) This article in a pro-feminist web site provides a stereotypical feminist perspective on the subject. What was notable was that almost all the readers comments attacked the author’s obvious anti-male bias. This article forms the focus of this blog post.

Do we give female domestic violence abusers a pass? (1 October 2014)

In this article a feminist writer, Amanda Hess, attempts to rationalise why domestic violence by a female sports star should be addressed differently than in the case of a male sports star (22 September 2014) Most of the 600+ readers  comments that followed disagreed and told her so in no uncertain terms.

Woman as aggressor: The unspoken truth of domestic violence (19 September 2014)

Trivialising and excusing violence against women (17 September 2014) Author pushes a feminist perspective but there are almost 300 reader’s comments

Women more likely to commit domestic violence, studies show (16 September 2014)

Welsh gender politics putting male and female victims at risk says men’s charity (10 September 2014)

New study of domestic violence: “Women significantly more likely to be physically aggressive” (7 July 2014)

In the US a decline in domestic violence (26 August 2014)

Children most often killed by their mothers (25 September 2012) NZ. This article covers a range of issues other than just filicide.

Is that a frying pan, or are you just unhappy to see me? (2 March 2008)

Men Are More Likely Than Women To Be Victims In Dating Violence, UNH Expert Says (19 May 2006)

http://www.thecitizen.org.au/features/what-about-men-lies-statistics-and-peddling-myths-about-violence-against-women A pro-feminist article that tries to appear even-handed, but it’s worth reading by virtue of the level of detail provided with additional info provided in readers comments.

‘Lollies at a childrens party and other myths: Violence, protection orders and fathers rights groups’ by Miranda Kaye and Julia Tomie (1998). Another detailed but flawed paper in support of the feminist position on DV. Its main line of attack is that available statistics don’t support claims made by men’s rights advocates. It conveniently ignores the fact that most Australian DV research is undertaken by feminists and biased towards finding ‘evidence’ to support a pre-determined conclusion. Thus the accuracy and impartiality of the research is the real issue, rather than the credibility of the whistle-blowers.

The paper also misinterprets and/or takes out of context, many of the comments it attributes to fathers groups in an attempt to portray them as irrational or unreasonable. Finally the authors attack specific statements put forward by fathers groups despite the same arguments having been used (at other times) by feminists in support of their own (feminist) perspective. The authors of this paper, for example, want to jump from one camp to the other (and back again) in relation to the issue of whether behaviour other than physical violence should be included in the definition of domestic violence.

The Modern Day Ducking Stool: Domestic Abuse Programs and Man Shaming (16 August 2014)

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help (27 July 2014)

The Domestic Violence Method (January 2015) Australia

50 domestic violence myths (27 December 2013) USA

Are men really victims of intimate partner violence? (2011) Australia

Women are more violent says study (12 November 2000)

Researcher says women’s initiation of domestic violence predicts risks to women (6 July 2009)

More than 40% domestic violence victims are male, report reveals (5 September 2010) with related discussion thread here (worth reading)

The Gender Paradigm in domestic violence research and theory (2005) Includes coverage of the claim that women engage in violence mainly due to self-defence.

Intimate partner abuse of men (Edith Cowan University, 2010)

Domestic violence: Women abusers on the rise (23 June 2009) Australia

Violent women by Lynette Haas (appeared in the Sunday Mail, 28 March 1999)

Husband abuse: Fact or Fiction by Dr Sotirios Sarantakos (Australia)

Deconstructing Self-Defence in Wife-to-Husband Violence by Dr Sotirios Sarantakos (Australia)

Domestic Violence and the Male Victim by  Anne Lewis & Dr Sotirios Sarantakos (Australia)

Wikipedia entry on domestic violence against men

Domestic abuse community punishments ban planned by Labour (27 July 2014) And unsurprisingly, no mention of male victims.

Sorry for being a man (NZ politician) Youtube video

We need to show it’s just not manly to hit out (9 July 2014) Nonsense article dripping with white knight bias … “The idea that the woman may be equally to blame, even if she is also violent and even the initiator of the violence, is simply not acceptable”

Society’s acceptance of domestic violence? (12 March 2013)

Youtube video interview on DV with Erin Pizzey, Senator Anne Cools & Dr. Martin Fiebert

http://time.com/2921491/hope-solo-women-violence/ (25 June 2014) with related discussion at http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/2942ji/double_standards_that_cause_womens_violence/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Christina Hoff Sommers on violence against women (Youtube video)

Women ‘more likely to hit their partners’ (25 June 2014), ‘Rise of female relationship terrorists: Study finds women are more controlling’ (26 June 2014), ‘Relationship terrorists study‘ (25 June 2014), Women are more controlling and aggressive than men (26 June 2014), ‘Women more likely to be aggressive in relationships‘, and ‘Confessions of an intimate terrorist‘ Reddit discussion thread and linked article (27 June 2014)

Mothers ‘faking domestic violence’ to keep their children, inquiry told (24 June 2014) Yes, Therese (Edwards), domestic violence IS under-reported, especially those incidents involving female perpetrators – but I doubt that your National Council has expressed any concerns about that issue. By way of background, this article concerns submissions to an Australian government Inquiry into Child Support.

More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, report reveals (22 June 2014)

When a woman hits a man it’s justified (21 June 2014)

The fallacious stereotype of ‘male violence’ and why it’s being sold to you (11 June 2014) Good Australian article by Adam Blanch. This attracted a spiteful, biased and misleading rebuttal from a feminist by the name of Caitlin Roper. Caitlin herself had earlier published her own item about domestic violence, a response to which was subsequently penned by Australian MRA Greg Canning.

Senator Anne Cools at Toronto conference on domestic violence (2014, video)

Daisy Kler lying to the public by Diana Davison and John Hembling (26 May 2014)

Shifting the gender bias (19 April 2014) An example of one of the all-too-few media articles that recognise and are sympathetic to male victims of DV

VAWA: The American Feminists’ Abuse Industry by Hunter Brooks

The silence of domestic violence

A reddit discussion thread about the anti-male bias evident in the web site of an American domestic violence centre’s web site. Unfortunately such bias (i.e. stating or implying that all men accessing the site are abusers and that all women are victims) is also common in domestic violence centres in Australia.

Male victims of DV who call the police are more likely to be arrested than the female perpetrator (A discussion thread on reddit/mensrights) and then see this article

Solange and Jay-Z: It’s simply not the same if a man is hit by a woman (18 May 2014)

She punched him but he is bigger, so he is deemed the “primary aggressor” (6 May 2014)

http://judgybitch.com/tag/have-you-ever-beat-up-a-boyfriend/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10752232/Our-attitude-to-violence-against-men-is-out-of-date.html

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/brand-what-do-you-do-when-a-girl-hits-you/

Invisible victims: When men are abused

Signs of an abuser apply to women as well as men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gekyg7yy4Dc&feature=plcp (a ‘Girl Writes What’ video)

http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=38186#.U0zOOlWSySo (This article has an anti-male bias but there are some good references cited within the readers comments)

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2014-04-07/instances-of-male-domestic-abuse-increases-in-wales/#men-reporting-domestic-abuse-rises-across-wales_346689

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10815810/Nagging-could-cost-the-lives-of-hundreds-of-men.html

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/sep/05/men-victims-domestic-violence

http://www.oneinthree.com.au/malevictims/

http://whatmenthinkofwomen.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/dr-greg-canning-on-domestic-violence.html

http://www.drceli.com.au/blogs/elizabeth-celi-blog/2011/11/19/male-victims-of-domestic-abuse—an-under-served-group-of-men

http://twnow.com/tech-founder-in-shocking-domestic-abuse-case/ (29 April 2014)

http://www.batteredmen.com/

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/vera-bairds-response-to-our-recent-public-challenge-concerning-domestic-violence/

http://www.australianmensrights.com/Domestic_Violence_Statistics-Child_Abuse_Australia/National_Times_Really-Women_Bash_Men-Violent_Women_Australia-Study_Kim_Halford_08MAR2011.aspx

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