(… even if you don’t know it)
Barbara Kay, National Post
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Unless you swore off newspapers and TV between April 12 and 19 in Quebec, you were exposed to a carpet-bombing of “sensibilisation” ads on sexual assault against women, sponsored by the Ministere de la Culture, Communications et la Condition feminine du Quebec.
The TV ad featured a fresh-faced woman with flowing tresses framing an angelic face — she could be 17 or 25, hard to say — staring gravely into the camera. Calmly, she intones: “One out of every three women in Quebec will be the victim of a sexual assault during her lifetime.” Pregnant pause, then: “I’m one of them.” Cut. …(Full Story)
Perhaps you wonder why the victimization of women is a men’s issue. It is that for two reasons.
Firstly, as Barbara Kay illustrates in her article, the statistic identified by the Minister de la Culture, Communications et la Condition feminine du Quebec, Christine St. Pierre, is cooked, manufactured and not true. She alleges that “1.5 million Quebec women “will” (not “may”) become victims of sexual assault.”
Secondly, the government-sponsored anti-male hate-propaganda campaign labels as many as 1.5 Quebec men as rapists. That is quite an accusation by a minister who was surely elected not only by women but by many of the more than a million Quebec men whom she falsely accuses of being and assuredly becoming rapists.
Christine St. Pierre will most likely never admit that she deliberately lies, even though the sexual assault figures she sponsors and promotes are without a doubt deliberate lies in the eyes of anyone still possessing a modicum of common sense.
Many of Barbara Kay’s articles are pro-family, pro-male and pro-fathers. She has done a lot during her career as a journalist to oppose feminist propaganda and to debunk feminist statistics. However, even she appears to have been taken in somewhat by the decades-long, all-pervasive anti-male propaganda campaign that reigns throughout all developed nations. She states: ” The U.S. National Institute for Justice puts the lifetime risk of sexual assault for women at 14.8%, less than half [of] Mme. St. Pierre’s figure of 33%. Quebec women don’t live more than twice as long as American women. Whence the disparity?”
The problem with even that U.S. statistic is that it is bunk and from a feminist-dominated and -controlled source (as now virtually all government institutions and departments are).
Here are more reasonable calculations of rape-incidents statistics:
- Advocacy information: 1-in-4 of college women are raped annually A review of Oklahoma University enrolment data and information supplied by campus police yielded the estimate that the annualized rape risk for 1996 freshmen women at OU was 1 chance in 476. [Source: Deflating the Date Rape Scare: A Look At Campus Police Records by Michael P. Wright, Scientific Social Research, Norman, Oklahoma]BJS report NCJ-151658 notes that there are 2 rapes or attempted rapes reported per 1,000 US citizens, which is 530,000 reports of rape per year. There are 15,000 rape convictions annually. Based on new DNA tests, a third of those convictions are now found to be false. Therefore, there are potentially 520,000 false rape allegations a year. (Debunking Domestic Violence Statistics, by Eeva Sodhi)
- FBI Rape Statistics and DNA Testing “…consider that the FBI program of DNA testing of rapists didn’t begin until 1989, and that therefore it is very likely that about 25 or perhaps as many as 40 percent of men convicted before 1989 of and serving time for rape are innocent.” (Full Story)
- False Allegations of Rape In the US, there are an estimated 520,000 false rape allegations a year 98.1% of all reported cases. Eeva Sodhi, Debunking Domestic Violence Statistics; Rape
So, let’s do what Barbara Kay did, measure the false allegation by Mme. Christine St. Pierre, Minister de la Culture, Communications et la Condition feminine du Quebec, by the standards of U.S. reality. 98.1 percent of rape allegations are false. That adjusts Christine St. Pierre’s exaggerated assertion of 1.5 million rape victims down to a mere 28,500, which is still substantially more than the Canadian total number of rapes over the average life time of women.
Over the years there were on average in the order of 100 rape conviction per year in all of Canada. That works out to 8,000 rape convictions over an 82-year interval. That was until about 1972, when Canadian rape statistics became so absurd that they lost virtually all meaning.
So, how come that Christine St. Pierre can use tax revenues (about 70 percent of those come from men) to promote her monstrous lie? Why does any man still bother to vote for her and her party? If a man were to engage in propaganda tactics like those used by Christine St. Pierre, those would be considered hate crimes and sexual harassment. He would assuredly be hauled into court, and he would without a doubt be convicted of a hate crime.
Things weren’t always so. They became that way in about 1972, when feminist jurisprudence became reality in Canada and in many (now all) developed nations.
Within feminist jurisprudence, the boundaries between sexual harassment and sexual assault became blurred and largely obscured.
…”rape statistics” in Canada now encompass uncorroborated allegations of – including criminal convictions for – offences that range from uncorroborated charges of leering at a woman in a public swimming pool to rape with aggravated assault and murder. That had a fine effect. It raised statistics for incidents of “rape” to dizzying heights, all the more so because feminists in non-government organization and in government make no distinction between reports of rape or of sexual assault (allegations of crimes – innocent until proven guilty) and rape or sexual assault convictions (the alleged offender is being found guilty and sentenced accordingly in about 1.9 percent of allegations).
That is then taken by feminist activists in non-government and government positions alike as a permission to exaggerate and grossly distort statistics relating to criminal offences of a sexual nature – of course, only in relation to offenses against women.
The reality of sexual assaults in Quebec is that an allegation is overwhelmingly often false and is not admissible evidence that a criminal offence did take place, unless the alleged offender is found guilty in a criminal court, and that the number 1.5-million victims of sexual assault allegations by far exceeds the Canadian total convictions for sexual assaults for perpetrators of both sexes. The average of such convictions in the 1994 – 2002 interval in Canada was 1,828 per year, of which Quebec’s share would have been in the order of no more than 460 a year. The vast majority of the convictions would have been for minor offences, such as unwanted sexual touching (e. g.: pinching a waitress, or a student snapping the bra of his peer).
This is not a trivial problem, as the following comment and quoted link show:
Woman Who Made Five False Rape Allegations Walks Free
A woman who made a string of false rape claims, leading to the arrest of five different men and wasting massive amounts of police time, has walked free from court.
Note that these demonstrably false allegations will be called ‘rapes’ by the police and the Home Office when they compile and publicise their various bogus statistics. And that these five false allegations will also be multiplied upwards by a factor of somewhere between 5 and 20 when ‘working out’ how many women allegedly failed to report their ‘rapes’ to the police. (Source: Angry Harry)
According to Statistics Canada:
Sexual offences defined
The term sexual offences encompasses a wide range of criminal acts in the Criminal Code of Canada. Such conduct ranges from unwanted sexual touching to sexual violence resulting in serious physical injury or disfigurement to the victim. It also includes special categories of offences designed to protect children from sexual abuse.
In this Juristat, the term sexual assault includes the following Criminal Code offences:
(a) Sexual assault level 1 (s. 271) – an assault committed in circumstances of a sexual nature such that the sexual integrity of the victim is violated. Level 1 involves minor physical injuries or no injuries to the victim. This is a hybrid offence and may be prosecuted as an indictable offence (with a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment) or by way of summary conviction (with a maximum sentence of 18 months imprisonment or $2,000 fine) 3
(b) Sexual assault level 2 (s. 272) – sexual assault with a weapon, threats or causing bodily harm. Level 2 is an Indictable offence carrying a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment. A mandatory minimum sentence of 4 years In prison is imposed If a firearm is used.
(c) Aggravated sexual assault (level 3) – sexual assault that results In wounding, maiming, disfiguring or endangering the life of the victim. Level 3 is an indictable offence carrying a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. A mandatory minimum sentence of 4 years in prison is Imposed if a firearm is used.
As per those definitions allegations of sexual offences reported by police and “guilty” decision by Canadian Courts in the 1994 – 2002 interval were as follows:
Source: Source: Statistics Canada, Juristat, Sexual Offences in Canada; Cat no. 85-002-XIE, Vol. 23, no. 6
Note that the court decisions for a given judicial year do not necessarily correlate exactly to the number of reported allegations of sexual offences in a related calendar year (an allegation may not result in a trial and a finding of guilty until more than a year has gone by). For the purposes of the argument presented here, the conviction rates for the averages worked out from the totals of the eight-year interval are held to be reasonably close to reality.