The Facts about Male Discrimination

 

 

 

Precious little discussion happens around issues that affect men, this is especially true in “gender” (aka women’s) studies courses in college. For the few men who already know about these issues, this will be an excellent page to link to in order to debunk the idea that men have it so good compared to women. And for those, who are open-minded (no feminists, that is not you), but don’t know the issues then this list will hopefully be a wake up call for you to, in the words of Men’s Rights advocates, “take the red pill.”

Warning: This is a very long list, over 22,000 words had to be dedicated to this mens issue page to adequately cover most of the issues. If you are an open-minded person, one who believes in equality for both genders and not just women, read through it all and send me your thoughts on our contact page…or if you are a feminist, feel free to send me your rage letter.

Rape Laws and Policies

· The April 4th “Dear Colleague” letter issued by the OCR to all colleges that receive federal funding, reduces the standard of proof required to convict a male student of rape all the way down to “preponderance of evidence” (anything above 50%) and “strongly discourages” male students being given the right to question their accuser. The directive also requires all universities to allow alleged victims of rape to appeal the results of college disciplinary hearings, subjecting the accused to “double jeopardy” (which isn’t allowed in US courts).

http://www.thefire.org/frequently-asked-questions-ocrs-april-4-dear-colleague-guidance-letter/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903596904576516232905230642.html

Click to see victims of this policy

· U.S. Military, Washington State and the District of Columbia put the burden on the accused to show consent. http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/2011/09/us-military-dc-and-washington-state-now.html

· Federal Rule of Evidence 413 allows rape defendants’ prior sexual assault misconduct to be admitted as evidence in federal rape trials. This infringes on defendants’ constitutional equal protection and due process rights. Rule 413 departs from long- standing legal tradition prohibiting admissions of a defendants’ uncharged misconduct evidence to prove criminal propensities. This makes it so men who are accused of rape, are afforded less protections than any other crime.

http://law-journals-books.vlex.com/vid/federal-rule-evidence-dangerous-frontier-53568721 http://blogs.cuit.columbia.edu/culr/2012/11/28/repeal-rule-413-of-the-federal-rules-of-evidence/

· Military charges more men with bogus rape claims to show that it takes sexual assault seriously. http://www.islandpacket.com/2011/11/29/1879908/military-rape-charges-lead-to.html

· Rape Shield Law – prevents the alleged victim of a sexual assault from having her past sexual behavior an issue in court. Cathy Young, writing for reason magazine, highlights the problems of such a law.

– In 1998, Jovanovic was convicted of attacking Barnard College student Jamie Rzucek (whose name has been disclosed by some media outlets after the case was dismissed) and was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison. Rzucek claimed that Jovanovic held her captive in his apartment for 20 hours and subjected her to torture and sexual abuse. The defense argued that there was no torture — Rzucek’s claim that Jovanovic forcibly sodomized her was disputed by medical evidence, and the jury returned a not-guilty verdict on the counts pertaining to this act — and that the bondage was consensual.

This argument was crippled by Judge William Wetzel’s decision to exclude portions of the e-mail correspondence between Jovanovic and Rzucek in which she discussed her adventures in sadomasochism, including her sadomasochistic relationship with another man. The messages, the judge held, were inadmissible under New York State’s rape shield law because they had to do with the accuser’s sexual conduct.

In late 1999, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, by a 3-to-1 vote, set aside the conviction on the grounds that Judge Wetzel had applied the rape shield law improperly and left the jury with a “distorted view of the evidence.” The case was sent down for retrial, but Rzucek proved reluctant to testify a second time, and prosecutors eventually sought a dismissal “in the interests of justice.” Jovanovic’s vindication came at a high price: as much as $500,000 in legal fees, not to mention 20 months spent in state penitentiaries.

– In Wisconsin in 1993, 18-year-old Charles Steadman was convicted of raping his 22-year-old foster sister Jessica in a he said/she said case in which physical evidence of force was absent and the defendant claimed that the sex was consensual. What the jury didn’t know was that when Jessica filed the complaint, she herself was facing criminal charges of having sex with minors. (She eventually received probation with mandatory psychiatric treatment.) Clearly, this gave her a reason to lie — particularly since she had had sexual relations with Steadman when he was underage. She might have thought that being a victim would improve her legal situation as a defendant, or she might have worried that if her encounter with Steadman became known, she would get in more trouble with the law. None of these possible motives could be introduced at Steadman’s trial, since Jessica’s legal problems were related to her past sexual activities and hence inadmissible. http://reason.com/archives/2002/02/01/excluded-evidence

False Rape:

· The infamous Eugene Kanin study found a 41% false rape figure in a small metropolitan community. A follow up study, found

50% of rape allegations in college to be false. Among the false charges, 53% of the women admitted they filed the false claim as an alibi for something as slight as a missed assignment deadline!

http://falserapearchives.blogspot.com/2009/06/archives-of-sexual-behavior-feb-1994.html http://www.archive.org/details/FalseRapeAllegations

· US Air force study confirms 60% of rapes to be false, a full 27% of the allegations were confirmed to be false because the woman admitted to making them up.

http://www.ipt-forensics.com/journal/volume6/j6_2_4.htm

The above link comes from a Forensic website, not a biased feminist one, and concludes the following:

Empirical evidence does not support the widespread belief that women are extremely unlikely to make false accusations of male sexual misconduct.  Rather the research on accusations of rape, sexual harassment, incest, and child sexual abuse indicates that false accusations have become a serious problem.  The motivations involved in making a false report are widely varied and include confusion, outside influence from therapists and others, habitual lying, advantages in custody disputes, financial gain, and the political ideology of radical feminism.

From report:

The McDowell recruited independent reviewers who were given 25 criteria derived from the profiles of the women who openly admitted making a false allegation. If all three reviewers agreed that the rape allegation was false, it was then listed by that description. The result: 60% of the accusations were identified as false. McDowell also took his study outside the military by examining police files from a major Midwestern and a southwestern city. He found that the finding of 60% held

· Also here is a Q and A with Mcdowell:

In an interview in the June 1985 issue of Chicago Lawyer, McDowell told Rob Warden, the editor. Q: How was the model developed? A: It is based on a study of 1,218 cases that were initially investigated as rapes. Of those, 460 were proven rapes,

212 were disproved allegations, and 546 cases remain unresolved.

Q: What were your criteria for classifying a rape accusation as disproved? A: There was just one criterion. In each case, the victim ultimately admitted that the allegation was a hoax.

Q: All 212 of those cases are now admitted to have been false allegations? A: Yes. That’s the reason that we have a leftover category of 546 cases. My personal opinion, based on the evidence, is that many of those also are false allegations. But they are not admitted hoaxes, and we have not classified them as disproved. We have been extremely conservative in classifying an allegation as false for purposes of the study.

Q: What were your criteria for classifying an allegation as proved? Are these all convictions? A: They’re not all convictions. Some are, but the remainder is cases in which the overwhelming preponderance of the evidence supports the allegation so strongly that there really is no other logical conclusion.

Q: Then your standard for classifying an allegation is false? A: Definitely. If there was a margin for error, if there was any area in which we gave the benefit of any doubt, it was in favor of a rape.”

http://www.falserape.net/falserapeafa.htm

· Colorado’s Craig Silverman – a rape prosecutor – said the following about false reports:

“During my time as a prosecutor who made case filing decisions, I was amazed to see all the false rape allegations that were made to the Denver Police Department. It was remarkable and surprising to me. You would have to see it to believe it. Any honest veteran sex assault investigator will tell you that rape is one of the most falsely reported crimes that there is. A command officer in the Denver police sex assaults unit recently told me he placed the false rape numbers at approximately 45 percent.”

http://glennsacks.com/blog/?p=573

· “Every year since 1989, in about 25 percent of the sexual assault cases referred to the FBI where results could be obtained, the primary suspect has been excluded by forensic DNA testing. Specifically, FBI officials report that out of roughly 10,000 sexual assault cases since 1989, about 2,000 tests have been inconclusive, about 2,000 tests have excluded the primary suspect, and about 6,000 have “matched” or included the primary suspect.”

The authors continued, “These percentages have remained constant for 7 years, and the National Institute of Justice’s informal survey of private laboratories reveals a strikingly similar 26 percent exclusion rate.”

“If the foregoing results can be extrapolated, then the rate of false reports is roughly between 20 (if DNA excludes an accused) to 40 percent (if inconclusive DNA is added). The relatively low estimate of 25 to 26 percent is probably accurate, especially since it is supported by other sources.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,194032,00.html

· In addition the SAVE survey reveals false accusations (of all kinds) to be a real problem.

“A full 11% of respondents reported that they themselves had been falsely accused of some type of intimate partner or child abuse, and that they had been to some extent or another sanctioned for behavior that they never engaged in.”

Over eight of ten (81%) who said that they knew someone falsely accused answered that the falsely accused party was male. Nearly seven in ten (69.9%) of those falsely accusing were female. These results indicate very strongly that false accusations and their aftermath loom very large in the landscape of men’s lives. And while there are falsely accused females out there, the issue is one that can be fairly identified as generally an act of aggression against men

Here are the results:

1. Have you ever heard of anyone falsely accused of abuse? Yes – 51.6% No – 48.4%

2. Has anyone you know ever been falsely accused of abuse? Yes – 15.5% No – 84.5%

3. Was this person falsely accused of child abuse?* Yes – 74.0% No – 26.0%

4. Was this person falsely accused of domestic violence?* Yes – 28.9% No – 71.1%

5. Was this person falsely accused of sexual abuse?* Yes – 48.5% No – 51.5%

6. Was this person falsely accused in the last year? Yes – 17.7% N0 – 82.3%

7. Was the falsely accused person a male? Yes – 81.0% No – 19.0%

8. Was the accuser a female? Yes – 69.9% No – 30.1%

9. Was the accusation made as part of a child custody dispute? Yes – 25.8% No – 74.2%

10. Have you been falsely accused? Yes – 11.0% No – 89.0%

http://www.saveservices.org/falsely-accused/survey/

The Innocence project reveals false accusations of rape to be the most common form of false imprisonment. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

Rape allegations, that are proven to be false, account for 17% of all allegations in the military. Note that the majority of rape cases fall into a “grey” area, where the could be true or false, so the 17% number is likely higher. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/12/false-reports-outpace-sex-assaults-in-the-military/

Click above to see some examples of what false rape allegations can do to a man.

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