Every year both men and women and girls and boys are raped. Rape is never OK. There is also a very significant and growing incidence of people falsely accusing others of rape. To knowingly falsely accuse someone of rape is also never OK.
Such false claims can destroy the lives of the accused, and more importantly diminish and demean the validity of those who have actually been victims of rape. To make matters worse, the US Government is now requiring university campuses to undertake hearings and pass judgement on those accused of sexual assault even before the police become involved. This matter is discussed here and in many other recent articles.
The coverage, by feminists, of the issue of rape is often both exaggerated and distorted, for example through the use of ridiculously broad definitions of what actions constitute ‘sexual assault’. The discussion of rape, by feminists, is also incredibly one-sided … addressing the rape of females is of paramount importance whilst the rape of males (by both men and women) is inconsequential.
The linked resources below explore a number of aspects of this important issue:
Justice warriors in the dock, by Bettina Arndt (30 July 2022)
Shameful Star Chambers (26 June 2022) A Bettina Arndt video about events taking place at Australian universities
Sexism and sexual abuse, by Dr David C Thorp (undated) Australia
Bettina Arndt: The rape conviction rate – a scandalous deceit of parliament and the public (19 January 2022) Recommended reading
The Kangaroo Justice of Sexual Assault Cases (2 October 2021) Australia
Sexual assault against boys is a crisis (22 February 2021) USA
Can we talk about sex please? (September 2020) Interesting broader coverage of the situation on US campuses
Why today’s young men are terrified of sex (11 January 2020)
When women sexually assault men (28 October 2019)
Can a Woman Rape a Man and Why Does It Matter? | SpringerLink (8 November 2018)
Rethinking Gender, Sexuality and Violence (25 October 2017) by Gideon Scopes
http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com.au/search/label/sexual%20assault (A collection of very good blog posts on the subject – highly recommended)
http://glosswatch.com/2012/08/26/feminists-how-about-shutting-up-in-the-name-of-free-speech/ (Mod: This pro-feminist piece drips with sarcasm in discussing mens concerns about being shut out of the rape debate, but have a look at the readers comments for incisive comments from Mike Buchanan)
How one young feminist reacts angrily to being provided with a perspective on unwanted sexual advances that differs from her own (see first reader’s comment and her subsequent posts … she even calls him a “rape culture apologist”)
Some interesting comments about rape and related convictions by a retired female police officer and there is a similar discussion thread here
The flyers pictured below were distributed on USA college campuses … why not the same for both genders? Unless of course the underlying belief set was one of men bad/women good.
On the sexual assault of men/youth
UCLA Shock Study: Women Have Raped 3.6 Million American Men (4 August 2017)
Male victims of sexual violence are being ignored by the government (21 December 2016) UK
Female sex predators: Why there are more of them than you think (1 December 2016)
It’s Not ‘Just a Women’s Issue.’ Men Are Survivors Too (7 March 2016) USA
Female prison guard rapes male inmate and the “legalization” of the rape of men by women (14 February 2016) Reddit mensrights discussion thread with linked papers
Britain needs to wake up to female sex offenders (22 August 2015)
Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women (11 June 2015) The New England Journal of Medicine. See related Tweet by Bettina Arndt here.
Shia LaBeouf Was ‘Raped’? You Must Be Kidding… (1 December 2014)
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Think About It by Dean Esmay (14 November 2014)
What we aren’t talking about when we talk about #beenrapedneverreported (6 November 2014)
Megan Davis Hoelting charged with sexual assault of man in Texas (31 October 2014)
When women sexually assault men (9 October 2014)
http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/1vv6zn/it_is_inappropriate_to_consider_as_a_rape_victim/ (But women can’t be rapists, silly!)
Men and boys get raped too (27 April 2014)
When men are raped (29 April 2014)
It is generally recognised that males have a generally higher predisposition towards under-reporting incidents of sexual assault. This issue is discussed in the following two part blog post:
A reddit discussion thread at http://www.reddit.com/r/
http://tamenwrote.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/fbi-clarifies-definition-of-rape/ (Concerning the FBI definition of rape)
Other sources concerning sexual assault and unwanted sex
Regarding rape, roofies and alcohol-induced amnesia (8 February 2019)
Mixing alcohol and sex is a dangerous cocktail (4 October 2018)
Hysteria Over Date Rape Drugs (15 June 2017)
Stanford releases survey results indicating 1.9% of all students experience sexual assault; receives protests (23 April 2016) USA. Reddit discussion thread
We need to fix our toxic rape laws before the names of more innocent men are trashed, by Alex Proud (18 April 2016) UK
Memphis woman charged with aggravated rape (24 June 2014)
The startling facts on female sexual aggression, by Ally Fogg (4 September 2013)
On jury nullification and rape by Paul Elam (1 August 2010)
Iggy Azalea wants fans to stop trying to finger her (23 April 2014) and women are the worst offenders. Here is a related video and related discussion thread.
http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-governance-feminism/legally-obscene/ (When do minors who are victims of sexual assault pay their attackers? When they are male!)
http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/ncfm-letter-concerning-female-only-self-defense-classes-causes-media-sensation/ and http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/28/mens-rights-group-claims-free-self-defense-classes-for-women-are-sexist/ (Government-funded self-defence classes for women only – why?)
And finally the graphic shown below was sourced from this site.
Other related posts within this blog
A case-study of feminism in action – The Mercier Affair
On the feminist myth of ‘rape culture’
Domestic violence is not a gendered issue – So why the sexist bias against men?
More invisible male victims of rape
Paedophilia and underage sex
On the issue of traveler safety
On the issue of false allegations of sexual assault