A prisoner is under the control and mercy of gangs of violent felons, all day long, unable to escape.  Under the guardianship and responsibility of government. Feminist anti-rape activists are not concerned about the grave injustice of prison rape, which is on-going long term year-long power, humiliation, and sexual violence. Prison rape accusations get ignored. Even "voluntary" sex in prison is often rape, due to power differential and serious consequences of saying "no". Why this deafening silence of the feminists regarding prison rape? Only Human-Stupidity points out that prison rape epidemic is only the tip of the iceberg: has a hidden prison-rape-by-intimidation part larger then the know forcible rape cases.

compare: Stop Prison Rape! Legalize Corporal Punishment (Whipping) 

The following article shows a light at the end of the tunnel. US authorities are starting to take the prison rape epidemic more seriously.

Raped and extorted by a prison gang, Scott Howard was called a "drama queen" by corrections officials 

This is a lengthy 8 page report. Read it all, don’t get stuck on the first page only

I served time in the Colorado Department of Corrections, and it was there that I was repeatedly raped, assaulted and extorted by members of a large, notorious gang." [...]

"I spent well over a year trying to get protection by writing to officials," he said. "My efforts to report were mostly fruitless — and often put me at greater risk. Because I am openly gay, officials blamed me for the attacks. They said as a homosexual I should expect to be targeted by one gang or another."

Howard didn’t tell the whole squalid story. He didn’t mention the evidence of staff involvement with the gang that made his efforts to seek protection even dicier. He didn’t go into how, once he finally started "naming names," as prison investigators demanded, they accused him of crying rape to cover up his own criminal activities. He barely referred to his last day as a Colorado prisoner, when, he says, he was put in a cell with one of the gang leaders and sexually assaulted again. Despite being a bare summary, the statement was still graphic — and powerful. At times his voice choked up, but Howard kept reading.

 

Human-Stupidity Analysis

Prison rape is comparable to being locked for years in Mr. Fritzl’s rape dungeon. Years under the power of rapists with nowhere to escape. Prison rape is aggravated because

  • the victim is under the threat of violence and repeated rape for hours, days, weeks, months, and years. No escape possible
  • At all times, while sleeping, while in the shower. The threat is always there
  • gangs gang up on him. No chance to resist.
  • The perpetrators continuously have power over the victim. It is not a "one shot crime". It is constant and repeated.
  • Many many prison rape victims are never seen as rape victims. They probably don’t even see themselves as rape victims. Many just give in and become long term sex slaves in order to avoid gang rapes and gang beatings.
    • females that suffer the slightest, barely noticeable, coercion, are rape victims
    • I have never heard of "voluntary" sex slaves in prison being called "rape victims". By feminist rape standards, a prisoner is unable to consent to sex, because he has no safe option to say "no". Unless he is willing to fight to death, is a member of a gang, etc, his "no" just puts him into more danger
  • the victim is under the power and protection of the state. The government is locking him together with felons, the government is responsible for his safety
  • There is a popular misconception: "he is a criminal, he deserves to get ass-raped". Problems
    • this is cruel and unusual punishment through the back door.
    • If you think people deserve corporal punishment, be honest and adopt the Sharia or something similar.Stop Prison Rape! Legalize Corporal Punishment (Whipping) 
    • In the case of legalized flogging, the corporal punishment follows due process and does not transmit Aids.
    • Usually the serious criminal gangs prey upon the first time light criminal (drug users, people who did not pay their parking tickets). So the wrong ones get punished

 

Clearly double standards for female and male rape victims

  • a female only needs to allege rape once and is believed. This would be a good rule to introduce in jails. In the case of jail, a rape allegation should at least suffice to get the alleged victim into a secure cell of his choice.  
  • Even if she got herself drunk out of her own will, the guilt is 100% the male’s
  • The slightest perceived power potential makes totally consensual male on female sex "rape". If he is the boss, if she is slightly incapacitated, if she is an adolescent minor, any slightest power differential makes consensual sex rape. What about being a young cute artistic non-fighting white boy in a prison dominated by black and hispanic gangs of tough boys. That automatically should make any consensual sex act "rape"
  • As a possible solution: Human-Stupidity would suggest that in such cases a counselling session followed by a notarized declaration would be necessary to declare that sex is voluntary. Human-Stupidity has been proposing such a declaration to avoid potential victimization and thus rape charges in many of the teacher-student, boss-secretary, or adult-adolescent consensual sex relationship. This is just to show potential alternatives to the way things are handled now. It certainly deserves further analysis.
  • following quote show the desperate situation of a person threatened by a big gang. It is quite obvious, that others can fold easily and just become obedient sex slaves, with no complaints. Very strange. Feminists complain about the lack in rape reporting among females. The lack of rape reporting among male prison inmates has not even become an issue yet.

 

In mid-February 2005, Howard made up an excuse to see his case manager, Jerry Morris. Terrified of being labeled a snitch and what Ghost might do to him, he didn’t say anything to Morris about the assaults. [...]

Howard’s journey through Colorado’s prisons points to another problem the commission report scarcely mentions: the utter indifference of many staffers. Howard met with several case managers and supervisors at Sterling and filed grievances over his placement there. The officials have divergent stories about what happened in those meetings and how explicit Howard was about his plight. But their tendency to downplay his complaints and insist that he "name names" helps to explain why the system’s number of reported assaults is so low.[...]

"He was also informed if he did have problems he would be asked to go on tape as to who was threatening him…He stated he would never do this and would pay them off first. He then left my office." [...]

In a written response denying the grievance, Clarkson acknowledged that Backer had been mistaken about requiring a taped statement. But Howard would have to identify who was bothering him before any action could be taken.

"We do have to have names," Clarkson wrote. "We cannot keep you away from all 211 members. We do not place inmates in administrative segregation to protect them from other inmates, so that is not an option, either."

But naming names, Howard insisted, would only expose him to more trouble. [...]

Howard understood. "My family had never done anything to anybody," he says. "To know they could reach out and touch my parents — that was a big move on their part."[...]

"Even after naming all the names, they just sent me back to my cell," Howard says now. "I told a captain these people were going to kill me if I didn’t come up with $300,000 by March. Her response was, ‘Let’s see what happens in March.’"

Reluctantly, it seems, administrators made note of Howard’s "custody issues," listing a couple dozen inmates he should not be housed with, and shipped him off to the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility. He stayed there for several months, filing a blizzard of grievances and complaining about sightings of gang members who might retaliate against him. One grievance challenged DOC’s unwritten rule of making cell assignments by race; Howard figured he would be better off with a Hispanic or African-American cellie than a white one who might be in touch with the 211 Crew.

But word of his snitching at Sterling eventually drifted into Arkansas Valley, and Howard was transferred again. This time he was sent to one of the most violent prisons in the state.

"I was sent to Limon, God knows why," he says. "It was already all over the compound that 211 was going to kill me."

He was at Buena Vista only a few days when a 211 member from Sterling who’d been directly involved in the threats against Howard was moved into the same unit. That night he was subjected to a torrent of screams and taunts from neighboring cells. "They were calling me a snitch and a whore and a fag," he says. "They were making arrangements to sell me to the black dudes on the tier. The officer station is right there. They could hear it, but they didn’t react at all."
Raped and extorted by a prison gang, Scott Howard was called a "drama queen" by corrections officials 

 

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  1. the antifeminist says:

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    Great article.

    I remember reading a claim that the number of men raped in prison each year in the USA is greater than the entire number of women raped.

  2. Daniel says:

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    Hi, it’s Daniel. I think my Skype isn’t working right – have sent you messages but got no replies, and some of the messages end up displaying a little yellow triangle symbol next to them, so I don’t think they’re working. Could you try messaging me or maybe send me an email if you have my address? Thanks.

  3. Laura says:

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    * a female only needs to allege rape once and is believed. This would be a good rule to introduce in jails.

    this obviously isn’t true but it would be good if all people who say they have been raped were taken seriously. the prison thing sounds like a good idea.

    * Even if she got herself drunk out of her own will, the guilt is 100% the male’s

    yep, and so should the rule go for men in and outside of prison.

    * The slightest perceived power potential makes totally consensual male on female sex “rape”.

    wow, i guess my current sex life involves a whole lot of ‘rape’ then. haha. eroticism doesn’t even exist without power play.

    * As a possible solution: Human-Stupidity would suggest that in such cases a counselling session followed by a notarized declaration would be necessary to declare that sex is voluntary.

    totally. that or we could, you know, fuck the people who want to fuck us and no one else?

    * Feminists complain about the lack in rape reporting among females. The lack of rape reporting among male prison inmates has not even become an issue yet.

    it is a huge issue and prison rape is just as disgusting and wrong as any other kind of rape. you make many good points about the atrocities of prison rape and how it is treated, yet you don’t confirm how ‘feminists rape laws’ apply to this. do you think feminists created rape laws? are you aware of current laws concerning rape? have you heard about hr3? what about the police estimate concerning false rape accusations?

    some feminists have said horrible things about male rape victims. here is a great article about why all rapes are rape: http://thecurvature.com/2010/06/11/rape-male-victims-and-why-we-need-to-care/

  4. admin says:

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    totally. that or we could, you know, fuck the people who want to fuck us and no one else?

    Yes, and men should not f/ck a woman who consents and who is sorry later on, or is angry and wants to take revenge and thus lies that they did not consent at the time.

    I would rather have laws that protect men against the whims of female mood swings. Laws that obey old constitutional principles like “innocent until proven guilty” “in dubio pro reo” (in doubt in favor of the accused). Instead of being at the mercy of women, because they were so amazingly skillet at distorting our entire justice system.

    Or do you mean men have to prove they want to only f/ck you and nobody else?

  5. Rape and murder of males deemed irrelevant | Human Stupidity: Irrationality, Self Deception says:

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    [...] Feminist rape laws don’t apply to male prison rape victims [...]

  6. Joska says:

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    I’m pretty sure such horrible things do happen in women’s prisons too. (Becouse, as you like to emphasise it too, they’re not angels – that’s why they got in there after all!) And it seems nobody gives a damn about that either. Not even feminist and human rights groups. I dare to assume that in this particular situation women really got it thougher becouse of the so small attention given to the female inmates. Even this article does not mention a single word about them as if they didn’t exist at all! Male inmates at least get some attention.
    So it seems to me that this time it’s not really the usual double standards, but rather the general ignoreing of prison abuse. (Btw I think “prison abuse” is a better term than “prison rape” becouse – as this article mentions it too – it’s much more than “just” rape.)

  7. Joska says:

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    I just read this: http://human-stupidity.com/stupid-dogma/mens-rights-feminism/conservative-backbencher-philip-davies-thoroughly-debunks-feminist-politicians-politically-correct-nonsense/comment-page-1#comment-503900
    So I’d like to make it clear, that by this: “I dare to assume that in this particular situation women really got it thougher becouse of the so small attention given to the female inmates.” I didn’t refer at all on the prison conditions – wich are probably better – only the prison abuse.

  8. David says:

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    With almost 3 million men between 18 and 60 in jail in the US alone, that doesn’t sound entirely implausible to me.

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