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Author Topic: Wrongful Accusations of Rape  (Read 1995 times)
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« on: February 07, 2010, 07:10:31 PM »

I found this via Google.  I have no idea if the figures reported below are accurate.  Unless the woman actually recants, it is nearly impossible to tell how many false accusations really do happen.  For instance below a figure of 4,000 reports of rape in New york is stated,  and the District Attorney is quoted as saying 1/2 of these are a sham.  By what measure does she consider them a sham?  Did the accuser recant?  Or is it that she just found 1/2 of them did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute?  But one thing is clear, it does happen.

As for stiffer penalties for false rape accusations, this is a two edged sword.  While it might decrease false rape accusations, it would also make it less likely the woman would recant should she later have a change of heart. ~ Emily

False Allegations:  Wrongful Accusations of Rape


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So much oppression in our culture is based on shame about sex: the oppression of women, of cultural minorities, oppression in the name of the (presumably asexual) family, oppression of sexual minorities. We are all oppressed. We have all been taught, one way or another, that our desires, our bodies, our sexualities, are shameful. What better way to defeat oppression than to get together in communities and celebrate the wonders of sex?
The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities
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