So in the wake of a massive public spotlight on rape, the priority apparently is to protect the reputations of the tiny % of men falsely accused of rape

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FastidiaBlueberry Sun 17-Feb-13 00:18:58

FFS FFS FFS

Is it very cynical of me to think that this new demand to enable anonymity for men accused of rape (most of whom are guilty, but get off anyway) is a psychological need to re-establish what is most important to these woman-haters?

Stop talking about the mountain of rape victims who never get justice and FGS start talking about the anthill of men who get falsely accused.

Enough of Steubenville, Delhi, Frances Andrade, Jimmy Savile's victims, the 1 in 4 women who are raped or sexually assaulted.

Let's get back to talking about the really important issues - the miniscule number of men who will be falsely accused of rape or who will be the victim of mistaken identity. Fools, don't you know they're more important than all those rape vicitms? That that's a much bigger issue? So what 25% of women are subjected to rape or sexual assault? So what if 85-90% of rape victims don't report? So what that of those who do, only 6% get a guilty verdict even though only between 2-6% are lying or mistaken? Let's get some perspective on this - men matter more than women, stop imagining they don't.

Fuming but off to bed.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Mon 25-Feb-13 07:18:42

<works on coughing technique>

IlianaDupree Sun 24-Feb-13 23:52:43

I've had a cough since christmas, it hurts, I'm a wimp and make half arsed attempts to cough, t'is funny.

<whittles away>

MechanicalTheatre Sun 24-Feb-13 23:13:15

I'd love a go at whittling.

Come on Doctrine, keep it up. You can be coughing and wheezing and hawking well into spring.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sun 24-Feb-13 23:11:25

Ah, you have beaten me MT, I've only had mine since 1 feb or so.

FastidiaBlueberry Sun 24-Feb-13 23:10:31

Or whittling perhaps.

grin

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sun 24-Feb-13 23:08:59

Wood turning? That always sounds like a mellow, contemplative hobby.

FastidiaBlueberry Sun 24-Feb-13 23:00:49

Arf.

What on earth does he think he'll achieve by that?

This person would have had a proper hobby in the old days.

I blame the internet.

kim147 Sun 24-Feb-13 22:46:15

WTF is going on at the moment? Is there a clan somewhere?
Your NN is offensive - why don't you look at the websites for domestic violence and rape support?

MechanicalTheatre Sun 24-Feb-13 22:45:46

I had a persistent phlegmy cough from the 19th of December until the 20th of February.

Do I get a phlegmy prize?

FastidiaTheLiar Sun 24-Feb-13 22:42:44

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FastidiaTheLiar Sun 24-Feb-13 22:42:13

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TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sun 24-Feb-13 22:39:54

ODFO.

FastidiaTheLiar Sun 24-Feb-13 22:38:33

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TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sun 24-Feb-13 22:38:13

So is this yucky phlegmy cough I've got, running.

FastidiaTheLiar Sun 24-Feb-13 22:37:39

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runningforthebusinheels Sun 24-Feb-13 22:28:29

Well he's persistent, I'll give him that.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sun 24-Feb-13 22:26:44

thanks MNHQ

FastidiaBlueberry Sun 24-Feb-13 22:24:38

Oh right, he's been deleted, sorry, I'll stop talking to him.

FastidiaBlueberry Sun 24-Feb-13 22:24:07

Oh well done, you found one.

What percentage of attacks on males do you think that females attacking males account for?

The same percentage as false allegations of rape?

See here's the thing: let's repeat again for the trolls, the MRA's, the inattentive and those who have just stumbled upon the thread and can't be bothered to read the whole thing (nothing wrong with that):

a quarter of all women get raped or sexually assaulted.

Most do not report - 85-90%.

Of those who do, only 2% ish are actually lying about it, but only 6% get to see their rapist jailed.

Which would most reasonable people see as the priority?

The Mount Everest of sexual assault, or the anthill of false allegations?

If you hate women, obviously the anthill is your first priority.

If you don't, it's not.

HTH.

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FastidiaBlueberry Sun 24-Feb-13 22:12:32

Yes by other men.

Have you thought of campaigning against male violence?

That way, all the rapists you're so worried about, might be safe.

I note that the woman was in the company of men. Funnily enough, women on their own or in a group, don't beat up men. (Unless they're that kickass group in India who beat up domestic violence abusers, whose name escapes me right now).

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