I'm seeing more and more false accusations of sexual crime and/or misconduct. Some of them are well-documented, particularly the non-existent 'campus rape epidemic' which seldom produces evidence that will stand up in court. However, I'm seeing lots of cases where women are claiming they've been raped when, in fact, nothing of the sort has happened.
Two cases caught my eye over the past week.
- A British man spent three weeks in custody on a falsified rape charge. The case against him fell apart in court - but his life has still been ruined, he says.
- A US woman staged a rape scene, called the police and reported the 'crime' - only to be charged herself when police proved she'd made up the whole thing.
I've heard claims, particularly from feminist circles, that the women in such cases shouldn't be blamed because they're mentally ill, or under stress, or whatever. Sorry, but I can't believe that mental illness or stress is an acceptable excuse for lying to the police, ruining someone else's life, or getting one's fifteen minutes of fame. Some campus rape policies even prohibit any questioning of whether or not the charge is genuine or false, because they give the benefit of the doubt wholly to the self-alleged 'victim'. Where's the fairness and even-handedness in that?
Why do they do it? Why are they allowed to destroy a man's life with virtual impunity? Does anyone have any answers? If so, I'd love to hear them.