Counter: It highly promotes the behaviour, doesn't it? With enough newspaper push it could potentially be viable for anyone who sleeps with a celebrity.Do you have any numbers on how often that *actually* happens? And, by contrast, how many go unreported precisely because they're afraid of not being believed? And, for that matter, how many get reported but never get anywhere?
Don't smear the majority because of the acts of the minority.
I totally agree with you: a floozy cries rape, because she wants to bring a bloke down, and the poor sod is blamed, shunned, stoned...on what grounds? Where is the evidence?+1 to that, Nebulous.
The bit that gets me, is when some woman cries rape against a wealthy individual claiming it was 30 years ago and with zero evidence. Other women may then jump on the bandwagon when it's reported widely, all making similar, unsubstantiated, allegations. Then, there is some show trial, the defendent found "guilty" and their life ruined... all without any damned evidence. How is that justice? And it can happen to ordinary people too by vindictive women who want to bring a man down.
Where did you get your statistic of: 1 in 4 women get sexually assaulted as an adult at some point in their lives?OK, here's why I'm countering this, because I think you misunderstand the situation.
1 in 4 women get sexually assaulted as an adult at some point in their lives. 1 out of every 4 women you've ever met will have been sexually assaulted. Just think about that for a moment, how many people that must actually be. And how many of them said nothing. 1 in 2 are unlucky enough for it to have happened more than once.
September 2022, UK police recorded details of 70,633 rape cases. Which resulted in a total of 2,616 charges. That's quite an improvement, sadly, compared to 2021, where only 1 in 100 cases even got as far as being charged. Neither of these numbers is 'convictions', note, just as far as someone actually being charged with a sexual assault crime. And that's the cases that are *reported*. Some estimates put it as high as 5 in 6 don't even get reported - which means that something like 1 in 35 women are assaulted each year. That means you probably know someone who was sexually assaulted in the last year, but you probably don't know that it happened.
And yet all we talk about are the times someone claims a false rape. We don't talk about all the actual cases that are going on. And given that men are overwhelmingly the abusers, it's not hard to see why societally we don't want to talk about it. It's also not hard to realise why we as men don't realise there's a problem - because it doesn't happen to us - and why we need to raise awareness of it and call out the issues when we see them.
So true. I can't stand it when do-gooders and feminists rant about how women are the underdog of our Male Dominated Society. What a lot of rubbish!If you are going to prison for a crime you didn't commit, it will most likely be due to a false allegation of abuse, sexual or otherwise.
Male therapists, stepfathers, and the like are, as a group, both potential abusers and potential victims of false reporting.
Schopenhauer was overly pessimistic about the human condition (his own father died by suicide), but I share some of his pessimism about the world at large. People going to prison for crimes they did not commit is maddening to me, just as maddening as people repeating their crimes without consequence.
I'm glad you brought up Schopenhauer. I've been reading quotes because he's the best post-idealist philosopher regarding men and society - it's similar to nowadays as conflict still occurs regardless of politicians. His quotes are largely the best counter argument to modern cancel culture.Schopenhauer was overly pessimistic about the human condition (his own father died by suicide), but I share some of his pessimism about the world at large. People going to prison for crimes they did not commit is maddening to me, just as maddening as people repeating their crimes without consequence.
Three men tried to take their own lives after being falsely accused of rape and trafficking, a court has heard.
Eleanor Williams accused the men of attacking her and posted on Facebook in May 2020 that she was the victim of an Asian grooming gang.
The 22-year-old of Barrow-in-Furness was found guilty of perverting the course of justice in January.
During a sentencing hearing at Preston Crown Court, Mohammed Ramzan, said the lies had made his life "hell on earth".
Mr Ramzan said two weeks after he was arrested following Williams' claims, he attempted to take his own life.
He said: "I still bear the scars to this day."
A man has been jailed for attacking and raping a woman in a west London park almost 19 years ago, after his DNA was linked following another sexual assault investigation.
That is how it should always be, find the evidence first, before throwing accusations.Here's a case where there's hard evidence for a historical rape 19 years ago and the man rightly went down for it.
Man jailed for 2004 rape in west London after DNA breakthroughAdrian Satchwell’s ‘incredibly brave’ victim remained ‘stoic over the past 19 years’, police sayuk.news.yahoo.com