NCFM Member John Davis, Esq.,How Many Rape Accusations are False?
By John Davis, Esq.
“Feminism has produced a popular definition of rape that can be expressed as: “Rape occurs anytime a woman has a physical, auditory or visual contact with a man, and, the woman is unhappy, before, during or after the contact.” – John Davis
The lust for the power to accuse, falsely or otherwise, is what is behind the epidemic of rape hysteria and false accusations of rape in Western cultures.
Of all the statistics in our contemporary culture, none remain more elusive than statistics about rape.
There are a number of reasons that the statistics on false accusations are elusive. The crime of “rape” is a hyper-emotional concept in our culture. Men, as well as women, revile at the idea of “rape.”
The mass media is obsessed with “rape” and sexual crimes, and, disseminates extraordinary amounts of myths, propaganda, false information and stereotypes about “rape.” Rape is so emotional, that a mere accusation of rape is sufficient to invoke hostility and violence. These factors combine to distort most people’s views about rape.
We need to evaluate accusations of rape and sexual assault based upon law and science, rather than mass media driven hysteria.
First, we have to define a “false accusation of rape.”
Feminism has produced a popular definition of rape that can be expressed as: “Rape occurs anytime a woman has a physical, auditory or visual contact with a man, and, the woman is unhappy, before, during or after the contact.
Under the feminist definition of rape, which is completely subjective and arbitrary, there can be no such thing as a “false accusation of rape.”
False accusations of rape are a “gender specific crime.” Women not only rape men at about the same rate as men rape women, but, women also commit all of the false accusations of rape against men, while, female rapists go unreported and unpunished in most instances.
After thousands of years, and, for thousands of years, our civilization has, however, developed a much better definition of rape.
Civilization’s legal definition of rape is that if a person has intercourse or sodomy with another person, and, knows that the other person does not consent to the intercourse, then, the intercourse is rape.
Under civilization’s definition of “rape,” very few contacts between people are “rape.”
The late 1980’s and early 1990’s saw some serious studies conducted by the U.S. Air Force, Purdue University, and other institutions, into measuring the rate of false accusations of rape.
These studies employed an unimpeachable method of recording a rape accusation as false, only if the accuser admitted that it was false.
These serious studies concluded that between 40% and 60% of accusations of rape were false (based upon the admissions of the accusers).
These conclusions, based upon the admissions of the accusers, that 40–60% of rape accusations were false, has been relentlessly protested by the feminist media and narratives. Nevertheless, they remain as the only credible scientific studies done on the phenomenon of false accusations of rape. Shortly after these studies were published, rape accuser advocates had “rape shield laws” passed in all states that prohibited further scientific research and study of the phenomenon.
More recent studies indicate that the number of false accusations of rape has drastically increased since the 1990’s.
We quote from a recent paper of a rape accuser advocate that, contrary to popular belief, the police determine that about 86% of rape claims are unfounded.
“This is the very first step in the criminal justice system. On average, 86 percent of the reported sexual assaults never went any further than the police. The vast majority of these cases were never referred by the police on to the prosecutors.” Rebecca Campbell , Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University, National Institute of Justice Transcript, December 3, 2012
Commentators such as Campbell, who advocate for rape accusers, are of the opinion that the high rate of unfounded rape accusations, as determined by the police, is a result of a lack of “training” of the police.
Such commentators, however, overlook the fact that the police are far more expert in resolving and detecting crime, and, far more objective than any rape accuser advocates.
Men are not only the victims of women who rape them, but, men are also the victims of women who falsely accuse them.
It seems obvious that we need to put a stop to the rape hysteria promoted by rape accuser advocates, and, the mass media. The best way to do so is by confronting actual facts, instead of rape hysteria theories now promoted by the media and junk science.
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