Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Barbara Kay Takes Aim at "Rape Culture" Mania

"In 1841 Scottish journalist Charles Mackay published a history of popular folly called Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, a rather sensationalistic overview of the irrationality that occasionally seizes an entire society or nation.  Most famous are his economic examples, like the 1840s “Railway Mania,” as well as the notorious South Sea Bubble (1711-20) and the Dutch “tulip mania” of the early 17thcentury.
Common to all the delusions Mackay cited was the enormous disparity between the confident enthusiasm these commodities evoked as the path to wealth and the lack of reliable evidence to support such an assumption. 
If Mackay were living today, he would doubtless add “rape culture” to his long list of popular delusions. . . ."
If that snippet intrigues you (and it should), then you will certainly want to read the entire article, published in the Canadian "National Post" online journal:



Blogger Geo Gri said...

Unfortunately, fake rape hysteria is an enormously powerful and broadly useful tool for feminists. They know how to generate it -- they just cook up a survey that expands the definition or rape beyond all bounds of reason. And if that isn't enough to get the result they want, they simply administer the survey to a carefully targeted audience. And voila! They have a fake rape epidemic. They have been in the rape hysteria business for DECADES! Examples include the bogus 1985 MS. Magazine survey that generated the 1-in-4 raped on campus lie, the recent horribly biased questionnaire that helped them invented a fake military sexual assault "epidemic", and now this latest politically-drive CDC piece of garbage.

The problem is that feminists effectively use fake rape hysteria to dupe politicians into creating biased, anti-male laws and policies, such as VAWA, MJIA and the "Dear Colleague" letters.

The worst part of all this is that no one seems to be able to figure out how to stop this dishonest but highly effective feminist tactic.

Good luck Barbara Kay!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...


The problem is that the opposition to all of that stuff is scattered and unorganized.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Geo Gri said...

I agree. Though I think there are other factors at work too. For one thing, it just seems to be an element of human nature to have a powerful, visceral, irrational reaction to fake rape stats, rather than a thoughtful, rational response. It's difficult to counter that type of hysteria with logic. Feminists and other dishonest people know this, and they make full use of it. The media, for example, intentionally fuels rape hysteria for its own purposes.

In your view, how would we go about getting honest people organized to fight fake rape hysteria? Do you think it's even possible to counter it?

1:24 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

I would focus mainly on reforming the criminal justice system, so that equal protection of the law is rigorously enforced. I would demand that strict rules of evidence be upheld in the courtroom.

This, in my view, is the most logical chokepoint that would kill the "beast" in question.

A carefully packaged public education campaign could be helpful for such a cause.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Geo Gri said...

I agree that a well-crafted public education campaign could help reduce the hysteria surrounding bogus rape statistics. In fact, we need a campaign like that on a variety of issues, ranging from the Wage Gap lie to the unfair plight of boys in the school system.

I guess the question is; how can the men’s movement get something like that going? It would have to be privately initiated and funded, because the current U.S. administration would aggressively oppose it, since they depend upon both rape hysteria and domestic violence hysteria to propel a wide range of their pet projects, including VAWA, MJIA, "Dear Colleague" letters, and gun control. In fact, it appears the current administration is now one of the primary creators of fake rape statistics. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmr-64XyTw&list=FLMhhviZTXN2w5VB-FWaTH5w

10:32 AM  

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