Women who lie about rape need help, not prosecution
Right, never mind the falsely accused men. They will just learn from the experience of going to jail for a good number of years.
Calls for help, not charges
by Abigail Caspari firstname.lastname@example.org
Women who make false rape allegations need help not prosecution, says a rape victim counsellor.
Doctor Kim McGregor, director of New Zealand’s Rape Prevention Education, said international research showed 2-3 per cent of all sexual abuse allegations made were false.
Of more concern was the number of sexual abuse assaults not reported to police, with only 9 per cent of sexual assault cases reported…. Full Story (That link no longer functions but here is another article on the topic, mentioning Doctor Kim McGregor’s stance.)
F4L: After holding women not accountable for lying and instead treating them as victims and helping them, the logical progression is to reward them for lying. New Zealand has in fact done that with a program for paying women who made rape allegations, thereby to encourage them to lie. If I recall that correctly, women receive a reward of about $10,000 for making a rape allegation, and that has had a fine effect in driving the numbers of rape allegations to heights never seen before.
Here is another report on a plan for a similar financial incentive for women to lie about having been raped:
….a proposal in India would provide actual monetary incentive for women to lie about rape. According to Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury, the proposal under consideration is this: Women who claim to be rape victims will get Rs.200,000 as a “relief and rehabilitation package.” That works out to close to $4,700 — a tremendous sum of money in a poor, largely rural country….(Full Story)
The article from India that reports on that proposal calls it a “Relief and rehabilitation package for rape victims.” In fact, it is impossible not to conclude that the proposal is “A financial incentive for women who wish to lie about having been raped.”
False Rape Society
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The preceding article at dads & things provides information that debunks the false assertion by Doctor Kim McGregor, director of New Zealand’s Rape Prevention Education, namely that “international research showed 2-3 per cent of all sexual abuse allegations made were false.”