One of the personal benefits of the end of the Kobe Bryant trial for me is the end of a long and seemingly endless stream of emails from a psychotic woman who has been emailing me nonstop ever since I mentioned the well-established fact that women constantly lie about being raped. With literally every twist-and-turn of the case, she would email me the latest update, always punctuated with the usual idiot’s commentary of the all-dismissive “LOL” and whatnot.
I had no opinion about Kobe one way or the other, but after months of these stupid emails – I finally nuked her after a while, but I checked my killfile a few weeks ago and they were still coming – I found myself ready to pop open a bottle of champagne myself when the prosecution dropped the charges. The knowledge that somewhere out there, this pest is completely beside herself, choking with helpless outrage, doesn’t quite make me laugh out loud, but my lips may have twitched a little.
The female tendency to lie about rape is quite easy to establish, as one has only to compare the percentage difference between arrests and convictions for rape with those of other crimes. The fact that it’s easier to convict someone when the victim is actually dead and cannot possibly, short of courtroom necromancy, testify, demonstrates the extent of the problem.
According to a nine-year study conducted by former Purdue sociologist Eugene J. Kanin, in over 40 percent of the cases reviewed, the complainants eventually admitted that no rape had occurred (Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1994). Kanin also studied rape allegations in two large Midwestern universities and found that 50 percent of the allegations were recanted by the accuser.
Kanin found that most of the false accusers were motivated by a need for an alibi or a desire for revenge. Kanin was once well known and lauded by the feminist movement for his groundbreaking research on male sexual aggression. His studies on false rape accusations, however, received very little attention.
Kanin’s findings are hardly unique. In 1985 the Air Force conducted a study of 556 rape accusations. Over one quarter of the accusers admitted, either just before they took a lie detector test of after they had failed it, that no rape occurred. A further investigation by independent reviewers found that 60 percent of the original rape allegations were false.
Girls crying rape will continue to be a problem until intentionally making a false allegation of a crime is punished as severely as committing the crime itself. No doubt the fastest way to reduce the incidence of American “rape” will be to lock up a few of these lying hussies as an example to the Sisterhood. Then arm the rest of the girls against the real rapists.
But, as Fred has so eloquently said, America isn’t actually interested in solving its problems.