Men's Rights are Human Rights
The following e-mail reached me today, from the False Rape Society:
"Gentlemen:My immediate response is: "Count me in!". Below, I am posting (I should say mirroring?) the FRS post which he refers to (which was included in the e-mail):
"Below this note is a post that will run on False Rape Society early Tuesday morning. I believe that this issue is one that absolutely demands our advocacy, but I need your help. I am thinking of a petition drive with a short, simple message that is quickly accessible to all concerned about human rights, even when those human rights affect men. I would like for us to try to involve all the other prominent men's rights bloggers. John and Snark would know better about the approach, and I greatly value Fidelbogen's ideas, and of course, Steve's.
"Can I count on your help?"
"This is the most important issue the false rape community has encountered, and possibly the most important issue the men's movement has before it right now. It cries out for intense, fierce, and smart advocacy. It can't be handled in a single blog post. I intend to do whatever I am capable of doing to help, but I need help: the issue is a UK issue, and my familiarity with the UK is limited.Very well. If you haven't yet done so, please have a look at the "Rights of Man" blog linked above. In fact, here is the link again:
"The issue is the opposition by a significant number of MPs to the new UK government's plan for anonymity for the presumptively innocent accused of rape.
"John Kimble, writing for one of my favorite blogs, The Rights of Man, has written a brilliant piece that lists the names of the 53 MPs opposing the proposal to give anonymity to those accused of rape. Among his points is this dead-on refutation of the motion's assertion that "the Government has put forward the proposal without any research, evidence or examination of these issues; and calls on the Government to withdraw its proposal." Mr. Kimble counters: "This last point is the most valid aspect of the motion. There is something of a lack of research on this issues, yet you'll notice that the vast majority of this listed below who signed the motion are member of the Labour Party and have therefore been in power for the last 13 years. These politicians had all that time to conduct this research yet they've refused to even discuss the issue of innocent people having their lives completely ruined by false accusers. In fact it's worse than this, the Labour government created and nurtured a hysterical gender feminist climate in which the issue became almost completely taboo, so it's little wonder we're lacking in decent research on the issue. This is quite clearly a problem of their own making so it's quite pathetic to bring up such a point now."
"I am writing to Mr. Kimble, Snark, Fidelbogen, and Steve, of course, because we need to come up with a battle plan. I invite all our readers to brainstorm."
I'll be damned if I'm going to do nothing while the well-organized feminist machine destroys the most humane plan we've seen for the innocent lambs falsely accused of rape.
Next, you ought to look at the False Rape Society post in its native habitat, since you will want to read the comments—28 at latest count:
All right, so far I have just barely gotten my feet wet in this. But I am posting this now in order to launch it into the psychic airwaves.
In case you haven't heard, political forces are now in motion in England, to grant anonymity to male defendants in rape trials. I guess I should have posted about this earlier, but here is a link to the UK Daily Mail Online which will get you up to speed:
So. . the Labour Party got ousted in the recent elections, and England is now under a coalition government divided between Conservatives and Liberals. ("Coalition government" is a concept unknown to most Americans, since we haven't got a parliamentary system.)
And . . as I have gathered for quite some time, the Labour party is the principle source of the many potent evils that have been spreading cancerously through Great Britain in recent years. Labour, its seems, had to go. And now they are gone (or at least banished to the back row), and that, I am informed, is a sea change.
The 53 MPs who object to the proposed measure are almost all Labour MPs, and 41 of these are women. I will let that speak for itself!
All right, what about action?
Well, those Labour MPs must be be-laboured, clearly. Some commenters have remarked that this faction probably won't win, given that they are merely 53 out of (roughly) 650 MPs in total. But personally, I think this is a great opportunity to make a splash and show some MRA political muscle. A showing of international male solidarity on a matter of such key importance surely makes a statement and sends a message, and bumps us higher on the global radar screen. . . don't you think?
I shall be brainstorming with "the crew" in the next day or two, and I will post more on this subject. In the interim, think "distributed e-mail bombardment". (That is what I am thinking, you know. . ! ;)