> than 90% of rapes go unreported
> than 90% of prosecutions fail
In Great Britain , the former Director of Public Prosecutions- Sir Kier Starmer – commissioned a number gathering exercise over two years , concluding that false accusations are rare , that false accusations of rape number no more than those of any other crime . The office of DPP is hardly a hotbed of radical feminism , as it’s current incumbent amply proves .
I’m using loose stats because this will vary , country to country . Do not ask fo citations or argue the toss , the figures are out there .
Aha , you ask , what’s the point to this ? Well , when people use words such as “sanity” , one can only assume that they are insinuating that the opposite behaviour to which they refer , is “insane” . Lacking in sanity .
Now , I’m not opining on the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh , nor – indeed – have I ever . I’m going to report what we have all seen , and what is demonstrably true . When questioned – UNDER OATH – Judge Kavanaugh became hysterical . And LIED . Men who knew him in his youth – MEN – were quick to refute his protestations of virginal sobriety in college , and his misrepresentations of group sexual practiced , as “drinking games” . These are MEN with NO AGENDA . Indeed , another cohort not known for its rabid radical feminism . Middle aged , politically conservative , middle class , white , men .
I can partly understand his demeanour , nobody likes being accused of anything . But to LIE UNDER OATH , puce faced and spluttering , whilst claiming to be capable of holding an office that requires qualities , and which he indeed said he possessed – of probity , impartiality , and unimpeachable honesty – thus requiring people to completely ignore the contrast with said between claims and behaviour , is quite remarkable .
This may be immaterial , but Jesuits do not make political moves . They did NOT drop their support because he was republican – remember they endorsed him – but because of what his behaviour under pressure revealed . Quite apart from anything , when a candidate holds views also held by your faith , there can be no hint whatsoever that that candidate’s opinions , treatment of – and morals toward – women , are anything less than benign . Because – hello – that would then suggest the pro life veiews are – indeed – anti woman.
Contrast with Doctor Ford . If anyone’s still confused as to why women don’t report such crimes , look at the tsunami of hate thrown at her . Look how this was tacitly endorsed by POTUS – A SELF CONFESSED SEXUAL PREDATOR – when he dismissed her as a liar . Not once did she collapse into anger – lies , recriminations and temper tantrums – not once did she lose her cool . In the face of all that , while the president himself called her a liar , she stood , exemplifying all the qualities Kavanaugh claimed to posses , yet failed to demonstrate. And yet we still dismiss her , and those who stand with her , as hysterics.
This is why women don’t report . Rape is essentially legal , and reporting such – especially if high profile – requires the acceptance of the crash hot certainty of reprisals , sometimes severe . These reprisals ensure that women veer cautious of reporting the sexual crimes of men against them , and thus men can continue in the belief that – no report = no rape .
In short , don’t report = liar /do report = liar .
When you traduce the sanity of the reactions of women to such events – and opine that there are “real world” situations that more appropriately require their energies – you are not only dismissing their potential loss of their rights to choose , taken by (allegations of sexual misconduct aside ) men who clearly do NOT respect women , you are revealing yourself to be little better .You are telling every woman that ever knew you that she cannot trust you to believe her , or even stand with her to uphold her rights .
You are telling them they are not human .