A Dubious Rape Case in Oregon
From the circumstances narrated in the e-mail, and in its accompanying web links, this looks like another slam-dunk episode of false accusation. Those cases keep rolling in and piling up and up with nauseating regularity . . . don't they?
A growing light of incipient awareness dawns upon me. Somewhere in my dim, feeble, inchoate excuse for an intellect, something almost like a suspicion is bestirring and forming itself.
What do you think? Is false accusation of rape a "myth"? Or is it a real thing that really happens to real people in the real world? And is it just possibly a thing that happens fairly often . . . even too often? And just how often is too often? The feminist Susan Brownmiller thinks it happens in one case out of fifty. Is one case out of fifty "too" often? No? And supposing you, or somebody you cared about, were that one in fifty? Would THAT make it "too" often?
Or do you wonder if Two-Percent Sue fibbed to us, or didn't know what the hell she was talking about? Do you dimly suspect that the frequency of false rape accusation is a mite HIGHER than 2%? Do you suspect that certain feminist innovations in the legal system have encouraged reporting of rape in a way that makes false reporting much easier to get away with, and therefore much more likely to happen?
And in those quiet moments late at night when the world is still, has the thought occurred to you that NO estimated percentage of false rape reporting— not even zero percent—would ever justify a double standard of protection, weighted against men, in the criminal justice system? Have you given this any thought?
And has it somehow crossed your mind, that the present state of the legal system with regard to rape prosecution has made the world a much more dangerous and poisonous place in which to be male? Have you pondered the ramifications of all this with regard to how men and women will get along with each other in the future, and how it might warp the state of their relationships in general?
Has it occurred to you that men will learn to regard women—not only strange women in bars, but ALL women—with a grain or four of suspicion? And does it sound like a policy of rational self-preservation, that men should adopt such a state of mind? And do you feel that as a result of all this, the thing called "misogyny" which feminists are forever screaming about, will gradually fade away? OR: do you feel that it will grow and grow? And do you suspect that because of a possibly worsening male attitude toward women, women will just possibly reciprocate, and start hating men more and more? And after that, do you feel that men will turn around and up the ante once again? And do you feel virtually certain, that the feminists will blame men for all these things, just as they always do?
And is it possible that feminism has sparkling clean hands in all of this? Do you feel that feminism is innocent like unto a spring lamb? Pure like unto a lily-of-the-valley? Untainted like unto the driven snow?
Oh, don't mind me! Don't listen to a word I say. I'm just a scumbag MRA who secretly admires that George Sodini guy, right? RIGHT? Go on, say it. You know you want to! Whatever you need to tell yourself; whatever helps you to duck the issue!
Anyhow . . . here is the main part of yesterday's e-mail. Caveat lector. Think for thine own selves, my fellow workers in the vineyard: weed it and reap!
I’m afraid you may be unaware of a great injustice currently happening in Deschutes County. Local prosecutor Jody Vaughan is currently pursuing false rape charges against a local man. Her tactics are less than ethical and has built “evidence” she knows to be based on lies.The evidence against the alleged “victim”, proving SHE is a repeat liar and crier of wolf is incredible and hard to overlook; unfortunately that is exactly what the Deschutes County District Attorney’s office is doing.
As a woman, a mother and a victim of rape and sexual assault, it is extremely important to me for a woman to feel safe to report sexual abuse of any kind. I know firsthand the personal power that is regained when looking an offender in the eye and sending them to prison. Regrettably I have also learned that it is far too common for women to hide behind the claim of rape in order to avoid taking personal responsibility for their own actions. The classic he said she said is almost always swayed to the woman’s side, requiring little proof on her end of the alleged events; leaving the accused to fight for their life with little help due to the Rape Shield Law. My concern is that Kevin is not going to receive a fair trial due to the protections this “victim” has on behalf of the DA’s office. This isn’t the first time she has cried rape falsely and without your help it certainly will not be her last. Please, take the time to follow the link and read the story of Kevin Driscoll (http://tinyurl.com/yhp44sp) and Videos posted at http://bendobserver.com The time is now for something to be done, before another innocent life is ruined. Kevin’s trial begins November 3rd, 2009. Please feel free to contact me for further information regarding this horrifying case and these ridiculous charges.