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What really mystifies me is how fast men are so willing to jump on the lets torture and rape the rapist band wagon .
originally posted by: ketsuko
On the cases where it's a woman doing the accusing, I'm not very quick to jump in. Duke Lacrosse taught me a thing or two as did the recent Rolling Stone rape story.
However, what about those times when we are talking about a raped child? Like the recent case with the toddler raped literally to death?
originally posted by: Midnightstar1365
Many people now see every man as a potential rapist if we haven't done it we probably will .
we are assumed to be guilty even when all the evidence says we are not.
Texthe conviction rate for rape is 58%. That bears repeating. The conviction rate for rape, is 58%. The conviction rate for reportable crimes of all types is 57%.
originally posted by: Midnightstar1365 The the WORST thing is now woman use this to commit crimes just as devastating to a man as a accutal rape would
have been to them . And even when proven the woman Lied about a rape she rarely even gets a charge of filing false
report . and yet the man can be jailed for years decades even . And again the woman who lie about rape don't even get a smak on the wrist .
Only about 2% of all rape and related sex charges are determined to be false, the same percentage as for other felonies (FBI). So while they do happen, and they are very problematic when they do, people claim that allegations are false far more frequently than they are and far more frequently than for other crimes.
originally posted by: Midnightstar1365 What really mystifies me is how fast men are so willing to jump on the lets torture and rape the rapist band wagon .
You're right that is an awful thing to do. Even if someone did rape someone two wrongs don't make a right, and further if there is a chance (and with out current justice system there is always a chance) that someone is wrongly convicted then we are brutally punishing an innocent. It's deplorable. People get increasingly hysterical sometimes when they're in a mob.
originally posted by: Midnightstar1365 And as if every man must be guilty .
Certainly not every man. Not even most. However, there is a significant enough risk that I would be foolish to not at least be somewhat suspicious of men that I don't know.
Nearly one in three college men admit they might rape a woman if they knew no one would find out and they wouldn’t face any consequences, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Dakota.
Not to mention, my personal experience tells me that rape occurs often enough that I have experienced two attempted rapes (that I was lucky enough to thwart) and one successful rape (not so lucky). But... I should just go ahead and not be suspicious of men because it might make them feel kind of bad...? Please. If I did that anyway, just going blithely along like rape doesn't happen, then if it does happen, it will be MY fault because I put myself "at risk". See how this works? It's a tough world cupcake. I'm not going to risk a sexual assault just because I might hurt someone's feelings.
originally posted by: Midnightstar1365 Ps This is personal to me .
I'm sorry that happened to you and I'm glad that she was caught out in the lie, and I hope that it hasn't had too many negative repercussions for you. This is personal to me too, from both ends of it having been a victim of a gang rape and having the potential for a false accusation impact me personally (long story that would completely hijack your thread, so I'll leave it). I think many people have a personal stake in this though.
We need to think it through and presenting a story that doesn't really have anything to do with women lying about rape and using it as some sort of stepping stone and tacit "proof" that women lie about rape is disingenuous and highly immoral.
edit on 23-11-2015 by redhorse because: (no reason given)