Can We Believe The Rape Statistics Touted By Advocates And Popular Media?

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    It’s been noted that false rape claims damage and dishonor real rape victims. Much the same can be said about false or faulty claims about rape promoted by advocacy groups. Please note that she doesn’t deny that rape is a problem that must be addressed, only that hysteria doesn’t help and that the risk of rape among college girls is likely far lower than the touted statistics seem to say, and that actually women NOT in college are actually at higher risk.

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    #9183

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    There was a time when we knew what a rape was. It was a forcibly having sex with a terrorized and unwilling (or frightened into compliance) women. If rape seems to be on the rise, how do we factor in the lowering of the bar which has been going on? Two people get drunk and have sex. A lot of women’s advocates elevate this to rape or at least a sexual assault, gleefully tossing the female’s role out the window, implying that in such situations only males are responsible agents. Having sex with a man after hearing a false promise is regarded as a form of sexual assault by many. Are women idiots who can’t be trusted to factor in the possibility that a man might mislead a woman in order to get sex?

    One of the unintended consequences of women’s advocacy is the implication that men are more responsible than women and so when something untoward happens, it must be the male’s responsibility. Victims are by definitions people who can’t take care of themselves, and so need someone else to speak on their behalf.

    Let’s give women their responsibility back so they can be truly equal with men.

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    I think redefining our understanding of what the term “consent” means would help. It has been a major topic of discussion in Ireland for over a year and a new legal definition of consent is on the statute books. I was surprised about how uninformed many teenagers (and many adults) were about it and how little or no discussions were had on the topic in schools.

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    I think redefining our understanding of what the term “consent” means would help. It has been a major topic of discussion in Ireland for over a year and a new legal definition of consent is on the statute books. I was surprised about how uninformed many teenagers (and many adults) were about it and how little or no discussions were had on the topic in schools.

    What counts as consent in Ireland, according to the law.

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    What counts as consent in Ireland, according to the law.

    – maybe that sounds a little bit rapey, like saying, “how far can you push it, and it’s still consent?” which isn’t very nice.

    Maybe it’s better to ask, what counts as non-consent.

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    From a link within the link provided above:

    A person consents to a sexual act if he or she freely and voluntarily agrees to engage in that act.

     

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