Rape consequences are not what they used to be:
In our modern technological world with abortion, DNA testing and birth control, rape does no more lead to unavoidable offspring, uncertain paternity, and loss of all-important virginity.
Rape prevalence is not what it used to be:
Statistics show that forcible rape is on the decline (probably due to the availability of pornography).
Rape is not what it used to be:
Many of the modern 20 different types of rape are non-violent, not forcible and often even start out consensual, or are entirely consensual (were it not for the newly changed modern definition of "consent"). The utter linguistic and legal confusion in the watered down rape definition makes discussion of rape almost impossible. In spite of Vice president’s Biden’s claim (shared by feminists) that all rapes are the same, we still are not convinced that forcibly raping a 17 year old is exactly the same rape as consensual love making with the same 17 year old.
Rape is over-rated.
It is time to stop rape hysteria, to re-think the length of sentencing for rape, to stem the ever growing number of non-violent and even consensual types of rape, to reinstitute due process and constitutional rights for the accused. Rape has ceased to be a special crime (see (1)), we should treat rape like any other crime. This is not "rape apology", it is down to earth "rape realism". Rape is bad. Rape is wrong. But we believe it is 100 times worse to be paralyzed for life or have large part of our body burned and scarred for life then to suffer a gentle consented-but-drunk-date-rape for half an hour.
Read with open mind. Read first, judge later. Question your moral convictions.
We were brought up with feminist credo, reinforced by politically correct colleges. It took us effort to overcome our brain washing. It required reading articles and books to see the mistakes, the misleading wrong logic, the cruel consequences of feminist and religious dogma. We were not born nor indoctrinated to be "anti-feminists" (a label we can accept), nor "rape apologists" or "misogynists" (labels that we will reject as unjustified).
We have been warned of the dangers of challenging the central tenet of feminist rape culture belief
We are afraid most people will read this with closed mind. Knee jerk reactions and inner convictions warp people’s logic so as to confirm their long held belief. We are attacking rape, the central tenet of feminism, even holier then harassment.
This is far worse then Galileo Galilei’s disrespect of some peripheral topic in the Bible regarding planetary motion. It is like doubting God’s existence.
We have been warned that this irreverent post might lead to vigilante persecution of the authors, with trumped-up false accusations, with Interpol hunting us down for our dangerous politically incorrect ideas.
We have an irrational and probably unwarranted trust that dissenting people could discuss this article on its merit and try to disprove it with arguments and logic. Unfortunately, logic can be very manipulative and confusing because of misleading and confusing terminology (see (3) above).
Men are violently averse to rape, even more so then women
We are very aware then most good men are extremely averse to rape, "All men are rapists" is as unwarranted and unjust as saying "all women are gold digging cheating paternity fraudsters".
Men, as a class, loathe and detest rape more than women do.[…]
[President] Roosevelt declared without equivocation (and without explanation) that rape is a crime "even worse than murder" that deserves the death penalty.
That might strike modern readers as astonishing, but during the oral argument of the Kennedy v. Louisiana, 2008 U.S. LEXIS 5262 (June 25, 2008), Justice Ginsburg offered an explanation. Ginsburg noted that the historical imposition of the death penalty in rape cases stems from a tradition "when a woman was regarded as as good as dead once she was raped; and the crime was thought to be an offense against her husband or her father as much as it was to her." Treating rape as akin to murder, and thus warranting the death penalty, did "no kindness to women" she noted.
The "legal" executions of men for rape, and the illegal lynchings for rape that President Theodore Roosevelt decried, were carried out almost exclusively by men. Against men. Indeed, as we relate on this site, the killings, the beatings, and virtually all the other physical atrocities perpetrated against men falsely accused of rape are carried out by men. The False Rape Society: There is no ‘rape culture.’ Period.
This is probably why man-hating feminists use female superior verbal manipulation skills to ever expand the definitions of "rape" and "non-consent", to con women-loving good men into joining the lynch mob against consenting-but-drunk-girl-rapists, consenting-underage-girl-rapists, and, falsely-accused-but-presumed-guilty-rapists. From there it is only one step to lynch the mean "rape apologist" authors at Human-Stupidity.com.
[Roosevelt] also warned: "’The mob which lynches a negro charged with rape will in a little while lynch a white man suspected of crime.’
Roosevelt could have never imagined that nowadays US colleges and the US legal system itself lynch white or black men alike.
1) Rape consequences are not what they used to be
Rape was terrible: reproductive and social impact of rape
Why rape was as serious a crime as murder
In the distant past, virginity at marriage was the only guarantee for a husband to be sure that the offspring was his. There was no DNA testing. There also was no birth control, nor abortion. A raped virgin woman lost all her value on the marriage market, and, virgin or not, was at great risk to bear a child from her rapist.
In some cultures, rape victims get shunned, stoned or killed. Real victim blaming! Because the woman lost her virginity, her marriageability was destroyed. She lost her "freshness seal". No decent man would marry her. Even less so if she actually became pregnant. One salvation would be a shotgun marriage, where the girl’s family would force the rapist to marry the "damaged good", the raped girl.
Shocking? These were drastic solutions to solve a terrible problem.
This is a similar moral dilemma a lioness has after a new lion took over the pride and killed all her cubs. A lioness with the moral principles, who would reject the only suitor and remain chaste would have no offspring. So a lioness does everything to protect her cubs from being killed. But, once they are killed she becomes fertile and consorts with a killer off her babies.
Rape was life destructing. The entire reproductive value, reproductive success, female mate choice were destroyed by rape. Devastating. Rape was really comparable to murder.
If the woman was already married, then similar damage would be done. The husband would lose his paternal certainty. The next baby could be the rapists’. Terrible for a husband, and thus terrible for the woman.
This explains why, historically, rape has been considered an extremely serious grave offense, similar to murder.
Evolutionary biology of rape
Rape ("forced copulation") is frequent in ducks, geese, bottlenose dolphins and chimpanzees.
Duck being violently raped | YouTube
More video: Duck Breeding Behavior of Unpaired Males
Rape, terrible no more: modern technological progress alleviates most consequences of rape
Like virginity, rape should be taken less seriously today: abortion, DNA testing eases the consequences of rape
We do not claim that rape is inoffensive and harmless. Rather, our point is that the advent of birth control, abortion, and DNA testing changed the consequences (described above) of sexual behavior. Just as virginity became almost irrelevant, rape has lost most of its terrible life changing consequences:
- Rape does no more make a women unmarriageable
- Rape does no more force a woman to give birth to an unwanted baby fathered by the rapist (there is always abortion)
- Rape does no more leave the actual or future husband unsure about paternity, if he is the father (DNA testing) nor put a husband at special risk of having a wife pregnant from a rapist (abortion, birth control)
Rape perceived as terrible due to irrational rape hysteria
Of course, constant feminist brainwashing, how terrible rape is, takes its toll. Constantly suggesting victims how terrible their ordeal was, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy: Victim: Courts did more harm than Polanski – Sexual harassment is in the eye of the beholder. No fright, no distress
Rape ceased to be as serious as murder
Rape is certainly still a crime and is a very unpleasant experience. But it does no more deserve the special distinction as an extremely serious crime, comparable only to murder.
Now that technology has taken away the reproductive and social consequences of rape (as described above), rape alone, in itself, has no long term physical consequences. (For the purpose of our discussion here: if there are injuries during rape, then we define these injuries are separate crimes in addition to the rape. If the penetration caused injuries, then the injury still is a separate crime.)
Rape: less serious consequences then face-disfiguring injuries
Penetrative rape certainly has less serious consequences then penetration with a knife, or a bullet, anywhere in the body
Rape seems to have less serious long term consequences then burns in the face, punches that break front teeth or cause multiple breaks in facial bones
Without the reproductive and social consequences of rape described above, then b
Being a rape victim seems to be comparable to crimes like
- dunked into a toilet,
- violently held or tied down,
- Being choked out in a fight,
- force-fed disgusting items.
Such crimes are perpetrated against men and women all the time by bullies and other criminals.
We will not go as far as to claim that heterosexual rape is a positive experience, though that argument could be made by logical deductions from (false) feminist premise that both genders are equal:
by the feminist argument that female sexuality is the same as that of males. Any man who truly believed that would be unsympathetic towards a woman who had been raped, because the chances are that he would regard the idea of being raped by women as a positive fantasy. Glenn Wilson on Rape
2) Rape prevalence is not what it used to be
US rape statistics show that after a maximum in 1992, the frequency of forcible rape declined in spite of increased population. There never was as much rape as feminist propaganda would want to make us believe:
- One-in-Four’ Rape Lie demolished: it is "One-in-One-Thousand-Eight-Hundred-Seventy-Seven"
- Rape underreporting lie
There also is the entire false rape accusation industry. False rape accusations always existed but multiplied because feminist laws made rape accusations so much easier and postulated the lie that "women don’t lie about rape".
Rape allegations frequently serve as a cover-up for mistakes or misdeeds. Girls who drink themselves into a alcoholic stupor blame Date-rape drug drink spiking. Forensics show that most claims of Rohypnol spiking are false.
3) Rape is not what it used to be
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent. Wikipedia
50 years ago the words consent and rape still had their original meanings.
- Victim dupes man into raping her. How can you rape without knowing you are raping?
- Republicans re-re-define rape: to the original definition rape had for 2000 years before re-definition 30 years ago
- Definition of "Rape": When a "Rape" is not a Rape!
Feminists are adamant that all types of rape are the same, be it the tipsy-girl-consented-but-retracted-next-morning-rape, the 5-second-rape or forcibly-dragged-into-the-woods-rape.
- Some "rapes" are less serious then others. Of course, Mr. Kenneth Clarke is right!
- Yes means No! Forcibly raping a 17 year old is the same rape as consensual love making
- "Rape is rape is rape" is a lie, Joe Biden! 20 different types of rape!
4) Rape is over-rated
Male on male rape, like in prison, has never been given special attention. Though prison rape deserves more attention, nobody would suggest removal of due process and inversion of the burden of proof. Now that male on female rape has no major reproductive consequences, it should not be accorded more seriousness then male on male rape.
We believe that 95% new rape legislation of the last 50 years should be unceremoniously scrapped. We made a point that during the last 50 years rape has become less relevant and less damaging then during prior human history.
Rape is a crime, but due to modern technological advances in abortion and DNA testing, it is no different from battery, forcible robbery, and other "normal" crimes.
Thus penalties could be lessened, not increased. (No, we don’t say real forcible rape should go unpunished).
Certainly, there is no reason for creating a police state that inverts the burden of proof for rape prosecutions, takes away presumption of innocence. Certainly colleges should not be required to use "preponderance of the evidence" for disciplinary action against male students accused of rape
- Due process has to be re-instituted in rape legislation. It is our legal tradition that rather 10 guilty go free then one innocent be convicted. Due process violations are more egregious in date rape and other modern rape inventions. If it can not be proven, too bad. Bullies and known Mafia goons also escape conviction because of due process. Prosecution of true forcible violent stranger rape is less impeded if bound by due process.
- The rape of our language has to end. We should return to clear vocabulary. Consent is consent, illicit sex with a consenting minor is just that, and not non-consensual rape. 17 year olds are no children, rather only those under 14 or under 12.
- Statutory rape and age of consent should be analyzed by honest scientists unimpeded by US senate and US congress vote interference in scientific research (Rind study)
- We suggest that those concerned about underage adolescents use other protection then blanket draconian punishments. Parental consent, mandatory counseling before sexual relation with a minor, notary declaration of intent, etc.