False accusations: Men and boys are presumed guilty
Research shows that false allegations of rape are common. According to a nine-year study conducted by former Purdue sociologist Eugene Kanin, in over 40 percent of the cases reviewed, the complainants eventually admitted that no rape had occurred. Kanin also studied rape allegations at two large Midwestern universities and found that 50 percent of the allegations were recanted by the accusers. Kanin found that most of the false accusers were motivated by a need for an alibi or a desire for revenge. Until relatively recently our criminal laws typically required some form of corroborative evidence to prove rape. A few decades ago, the lone accusation of a woman or a girl was not enough to charge or convict for rape. Starting in the 1970s, rape laws underwent sweeping reforms to make it easier to convict men and boys. The requirement of corroboration was among the first casualties of the old laws. Due to these changes in the law, it is now possible to charge and convict men and boys of rape solely on the word of a lone accuser. Men and boys, for the first time, face the possibility of having their lives destroyed if a false accuser is a good enough actress. When the laws requiring corroboration were repealed, the power of a lone accuser was greatly enhanced. She can send her rapist to prison for many years. Unfortunately, she can also send an innocent man or boy to prison for many years. Women and girls do lie about rape. The fact that we have given women and girls the power to destroy men and boys means that we need to hold them accountable for misusing that power. Currently, they are not being held accountable. We need to amend our criminal statutes to impose greater penalties for false reporting of rape and sexual assault. Only then will false accusers be deterred. Only then will they be punished justly. And only then will we treat the victimization of our sons with the same seriousness with which we treat the victimization of our daughters.
- False rape accusations occur substantially more often than false reports of other crimes.
- Reasons why women lie about rape
- Why we should protect those accused of rape
- Those accused of college rape have rights too.
- The rape of Caleb Warner
- Rape suspects should receive anonymity.
- The rape ‘epidemic’ doesn’t actually exist.
- Sexual violence against women declined 64% from 1995 to 2005, then remained unchanged from 2005 to 2010.
- Crying rape
- College rape accusations and the presumption of male guilt
- Guilty until proven innocent
- Again, guilty until proven innocent
- The hyped campus rape that wasn’t
- Rape cases should be handled by the criminal justice system, not by universities and colleges.
- Protect yourself from a false allegation.
- How rape laws remove the presumption of innocence
- Falsely accused college men are filing discrimination lawsuits against colleges.
- Don’t forget victims of false rape accusations.
- Women can and do lie about rape, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse.
- Half of rape allegations are false.
- False rape allegations and the major reasons for them — Kanin’s study
- The truth behind the myth of ‘only 2% false rape claims’
- The rape of a name is also rape.
- The widening reach and the unintended consequences of rape shield laws
- False rape allegations: A 120-year tradition
- Carroll, Iowa woman tries to blame a man for her actions while drunk.
- Vinton, Iowa woman charged with making false rape claim.
- Fitchburg, Wisconsin woman admits making false rape claim.
- Two false rape claims in three weeks in Houghton
- Saint Paul woman’s false rape claim sets off police manhunt for innocent man.
- Minneapolis woman convicted for making false rape claim.
- Lakeville girl makes false accusation to persuade men to brutally beat a disabled man.
- University of Northern Iowa student charged with making false rape claim.
- University of Iowa student claims that she was raped, but asks police not to investigate.
- Alleged rape at MSU-Mankato dorm: Police say no evidence of rape, prosecutors say no charges will be filed.
- Alleged rape at University of Minnesota fraternity: Police say not sufficient evidence that a rape occurred.
- Palisade woman’s charges of abuse, including rape, shown to be false; woman has history of unfounded rape allegations.
- Saint Paul man is the victim of false accusation by girl who made previous false rape claims.
- Oakdale man’s life destroyed by false rape accusation; charges dropped, but newspaper still protects false accuser by not publishing her name.
- Michigan woman sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison for falsely accusing two men of rape.
- How due process was dismantled in rape accusations
- False rape accusations blog
- Does asking a woman for consent turn her off?
- Do most women want men to be aggressive?
- False allegations of domestic violence
- How do domestic violence laws encourage false allegations?
- Avoiding or surviving a false allegation of domestic violence
- How a false accusation of domestic violence ruined the career of a Minnesota Timberwolves player
- Saint Paul woman admits making false accusation of domestic assault against her husband.
- Charges dismissed for ex-lawyer accused of setting his girlfriend on fire.
- Frivolous claims of abuse are common.
- False accusations for immigration fraud in Minnesota
- False allegations and the marriage visa racket
- VAWA-funded immigration fraud
- Immigration marriage fraud: One man’s story
- Pennsylvania woman tries to frame her husband by putting images on their computer.
Choice: For women, not for men
1.5 million American women legally walk away from motherhood every year through adoption, abortion, or abandonment. A mother can completely opt out of motherhood simply by returning an unwanted newborn to the hospital, or by calling 911 to have an ambulance come and take the baby within seven days of birth. Men cannot legally walk away from an order to pay child support. If men are told that they should help protect a woman’s right to choose a safe, affordable, and legal medical procedure to abort her maternity, where are the women who will help protect a man’s right to choose a safe and affordable legal procedure to terminate his paternity?
- Is forced fatherhood fair?
- Respect a man’s choice.
- Choice for Men position paper
- Vasectomy: The only choice left for men?
- American men have no reproductive rights.
- Men’s lack of reproductive rights and women’s lack of responsibility
Child support, legal child abandonment,
and parental responsibility
The government goes to great lengths to hold a father to his parental responsibility to financially support his child. Judges rarely lower a father’s child support obligation, even when the father’s pay is cut or he loses his job. Even when the mother prevents the father from seeing his child (in violation of the court’s order on visitation), the judge usually does nothing to help the father see his child, or to punish the mother for her interference, or to lower the father’s child support obligation. Noncustodial fathers greatly outnumber noncustodial mothers, and contrary to the myth of the “deadbeat dad”, noncustodial fathers meet their child support obligations more often than noncustodial mothers do. Meanwhile, under state law, a mother can leave her baby at a hospital within seven days of birth, or she can call 911 and have an ambulance come and take her baby — legally abandoning her child and walking away from her parental responsibility to financially support her child. The mother can abandon her baby anonymously (the hospital or ambulance service must not ask for her name) — thus the child will grow up not knowing who their parents are, or their family medical history. This law makes it simpler for a mother to return her baby to the hospital than it is to return a cell phone to the store, and makes it simpler for a mother to have her baby removed from her home and her life than it is to have the trash picked up.
- We should reform child support.
- Minnesota Supreme Court rules that child support is not just about money.
- Minnesota Supreme Court says that a father who cared for his children cannot be forced to pay child support.
- Minnesota law regarding women’s parental avoidance
- Safe haven laws trample due process for fathers.
If a man marries, the odds are 50% that his marriage will end in divorce. The odds are 70% that the divorce will be initiated by his wife. The odds are 80% that his wife will get custody of the children, plus child support, the house, much of his property, and possibly alimony too. If his wages are not withheld and he fails to pay child support, the state will garnish his pay, put liens on his property, intercept his tax refunds, report him to credit agencies, revoke his driver’s license, suspend his professional and business permits, deny him food stamps, hold him in contempt of court, put his face on a wanted poster, and throw him in jail. But if his ex-wife spends the child support money on herself instead of the children, the state will do…nothing. His child support payments will be based not on what his children need, not on what he earns, but on what the court decides he could earn. If his ex-wife interferes with his court-ordered parenting time with his children, the court will do…nothing.
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- 8 reasons why men don’t want to get married
- Narcissism epidemic spreading among young women.
- Most single women prefer to date attached men.
- A very predictable pattern of many women’s behavior after commitment
- Dating and men’s response to the changing behavior of women
- Men giving up on women
- A rational opting out from marriage by men who have had enough
- The exploitation of men as financial utilities
- The government, divorce, and the war on fatherhood: A critical civil rights struggle
- The divorce machinery: The most predatory and repressive sector of government ever created in the U.S.
- Family court injustices against men
- Why do divorce laws marginalize men?
- At least two-thirds of divorces are filed by women, usually with no legal grounds.
Often a man is led to believe that the children his wife or girlfriend gave birth to are his, and he accepts responsibility for supporting the children, but discovers later that the children are not his — and courts force the man to continue paying child support for those children.
- A man can be forced to pay child support for another man’s child.
- One of the most indefensible civil rights violations in America
- The innocent third party: Victims of paternity fraud
- Citizens Against Paternity Fraud
- Prevent paternity fraud with DNA testing.
- Paternity fraud DNA testing
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year women experience about 4.8 million domestic-violence-related physical assaults, while men experience about 2.9 million — thus, men comprise about 37% of domestic violence victims. Also, over 200 scholarly studies have shown that women are about as likely as men to initiate domestic violence.
- Disabusing the definition of domestic abuse: How women batter men, and the role of the feminist state
- When he’s violent to her, it’s a felony. When she stabs him, it’s a mental health issue.
- A man attacked by his wife: No one believed him.
- What happens when abused men call the police?
- If a man is being battered and trying to protect the kids, and he calls 911, all too frequently he is the one who ends up being arrested.
- What happens when abused men call domestic violence hotlines and shelters?
- It’s time to tell the truth about partner abuse.
- Domestic violence laws violate Americans’ civil rights in ten ways.
- The Violence Against Women Act must be rewritten.
- Professor attacked for teaching the truth about domestic violence.
- Domestic homicide of male spouses by females
- Is domestic violence ever excusable?
- Fact sheet on domestic violence
- Information for and about male victims of domestic abuse
- Common myths about intimate partner violence against men
- Common questions about domestic abuse against men
- Research about domestic violence against men
- Survey finds that many men are victims of domestic violence.
- Debunking the myth of Super Bowl Sunday
- Fifty domestic violence myths
- The expanding definition of domestic violence
- Bibliography of scholarly studies showing that women are as physically aggressive as men
- Innocence is no excuse.
- Nevada legislator stabs her husband; rival candidate refuses to criticize her ‘personal habits’.
- California Legislature’s discrimination against battered men is struck down.
- What the Clothesline Project doesn’t tell you
- Domestic abuse against men — it happens.
- Abuse of men draws little sympathy or funding for services.
- Emotional abuse against men
- Is your girlfriend or wife a professional victim?
- Ten signs your girlfriend or wife is an emotional bully
- Domestic violence industry promotes itself while ignoring the problem of domestic violence.
- Former NFL star Steve McNair: A domestic violence victim
- Winona woman arrested for yanking and tearing her boyfriend’s genitals.
- Mankato woman charged with arranging the beating of her husband.
- Eagan woman charged with shooting her father in Woodbury.
- Bloomington woman charged with stabbing her stepson.
- Lakeville woman attacks her estranged husband’s girlfriend with a baseball bat.
- Fridley woman charged with hitting her boyfriend in the face with scissors.
- Highland Park Junior High School student stabbed by his ex-girlfriend.
- Minneapolis woman charged with attempted murder of her boyfriend in Saint Paul.
- Cloquet area woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend.
- Eau Claire woman stabbed her boyfriend in the leg – and got probation.
- Brooklyn Center woman charged with stabbing her ex-boyfriend in Columbia Heights.
- Rhinelander, Wisconsin woman charged with trying to kill her ex-boyfriend.
- Woman stalked her ex-husband across the country, then killed him in Davenport, Iowa.
- Woman convicted for killing her ex-boyfriend in Tomah, Wisconsin.
- Saint Paul woman convicted for killing her ex-boyfriend.
- Minneapolis woman charged with killing her boyfriend in Richfield.
- Kelliher woman convicted for killing her boyfriend.
- Lake Crystal woman sentenced for killing her husband.
- Woman sentenced for killing her husband in Remer.
- Cold Spring woman admitted killing her ex-husband in Sauk Rapids.
- Eden Valley woman with a history of committing domestic abuse admitted killing her ex-boyfriend in Brooklyn Center.
- Saint Paul woman charged with running over and killing her boyfriend.
- Shorewood woman charged with killing her boyfriend.
- Duluth woman charged with helping Shorewood woman hide her boyfriend’s body.
- Saint Paul woman charged with arranging her husband’s murder.
- Rosemount woman kills her husband, then kills herself.
- Richfield woman charged with killing her husband.
Restraining orders / orders for protection:
Easily misused at the expense of men
Courts are easily manipulated by those pretending to seek protection from abuse because the political climate reinforces the belief that men are abusers, and there is no penalty for false claims. Thus, they embolden applicants to use restraining orders for ulterior motives, such as to gain an advantage in divorce, to get custody of children easily without a family court hearing, as a quick eviction process, or for revenge.
- Restraining orders as weapons
- Abuse of orders for protection
- Police officer is tired of seeing restraining orders used as a weapon against good men.
- Police officer says restraining orders based on false accusations are an everyday thing.
- Restraining orders out of control
- The use and abuse of domestic restraining orders
- Letterman case shows problems with restraining orders.
- Man arrested for violating restraining order — by attending his own wedding.
- Restraining order issued against a man — because he talked to a girl.
- Restraining orders can be straitjackets on justice.
- Presuming men guilty until proven innocent
Children’s crisis created by government
The worsening problem of fatherlessness of children is driven partly by middle-class, middle-aged women choosing fatherlessness for their children, and partly by federal rules governing child support collections. People think that child support enforcement benefits children, but it does not. When welfare agencies collect child support, the money actually goes to the government to reimburse it for welfare payments already made to mothers. Each state collects child support money and deposits it in a state fund, but the federal government dictates the way the system operates. Federal taxpayers subsidize state government operations through child support. While officials claim their perennial crackdowns on “deadbeat dads” increase collections, the increase is achieved not by collecting arrearages of low-income fathers already in the system, but simply by pulling in more middle-class fathers. These fathers have not abandoned their children. Most were actively involved with them, and many clamor for more time with them. Yet for the state to collect its funding, fathers willing and able to care for their children must be designated as “absent”. Divorce courts are pressured to cut children off from their fathers to conform to the welfare model of “custodial” and “noncustodial”. The perverse incentives further criminalize fathers by impelling states to make child support levels as onerous as possible. This also creates a windfall for middle-class divorcing women and an incentive to create more fatherless children. This leads to the destruction of families by creating financial incentives to divorce, and the prevention of families by creating financial incentives not to marry upon conceiving a child. The state must then devise programs to deal with the social costs of millions of fatherless children.
- Federal incentives to make children fatherless
- Encouraging fatherlessness and criminalizing fathers
- Minnesota social programs did harm by creating financial incentives to raise children without fathers.
- Fathers are essential.
- A child needs a father.
- A child is owed a father.
- Where’s Dad?
- Mom might be the reason why Dad is absent.
- Fathers bear the brunt of gender bias in family court.
- Fathers get a bad rap.
- Lousy moms outnumber deadbeat dads 3 to 1.
- Girls choosing fatherlessness for their children
- The State of Minnesota holds some child support payments up to six months.
- Governor Dayton’s veto of the shared parenting bill thwarted the will of the people.
- Iowa Department of Human Services asks Legislature to speed up child support modification following loss of income.
- Laying the foundation for a custody battle
- Distraught father’s courthouse suicide highlights America’s male suicide epidemic.
The public schools:
A system that works for girls, but not for boys
Many modern educational practices are counterproductive for boys. Success in school is tightly correlated with the ability to sit still, be quiet, and complete paperwork. Many young boys are bodily kinesthetic learners who respond to hands-on lessons. The educational establishment finds this inconvenient, and thus largely ignores it. The trend against competition and the promotion of cooperative learning strategies run counter to boys’ natural competitiveness and individual initiative. Lessons in which there are no right or wrong answers, and from which solid conclusions cannot be drawn, tend to frustrate boys, who often view them as pointless. Many healthy, energetic, and intelligent boys are branded as behavior problems as soon as they begin school, and are punished and put on Ritalin or other drugs so they will sit still. Because schools and classrooms do not fit their educational needs, many boys disengage from school long before they reach high school. Fewer and fewer of them ever reach college.
- The myth that schools shortchange girls
- School has become hostile to boys.
- 22 school practices that may harm boys
- Stop penalizing boys for not being able to sit still at school.
- How to make school better for boys
- What schools can do to help boys succeed
- Teaching Boys: A Global Study of Effective Practices
- Why a boy’s school in the 21st Century?
- The Boys Initiative
- A third of boys do not graduate from high school.
- Taking the boy crisis in education seriously
- America’s schools are being feminized.
- Where are the boys?
- Lost boys
- The War Against Boys
- The War Against Boys (revised and updated edition)
- What about helping boys?
- Shafting boys
- It’s tough to be a boy in American schools.
- Absurd zero-tolerance policies are especially harmful to boys.
- All-boys charter high school (with many male teachers) sends all of its graduates to college.
- Enhancing the teaching and learning of minority boys in single-sex classrooms
- Helping boys do their best in school and life
- Preschool and boys
- Are today’s kindergartens anti-boy?
- Boys and elementary school
- Boys in middle school and high school
- Reduce rules and structure to free the minds of boys.
- Dropping the sit-still-and-be-quiet rule can greatly benefit boys.
- Boys adrift
- What boys are reading
- Helping underachieving boys read well and often
- Engaging young boys in active literacy
- Big Guy Books
- JM Cremp’s — the boys adventure store
- JM Cremp’s Adventure for Boys Blog
- For every 100 girls…
- Start of school is very different for parents of boys, parents of girls.
- The dilemma of parents of boys
- Boys: The new underclass in American schools
- New study of youth shows it’s boys who are in crisis.
- Resolving the boy crisis in American schools
- Boy crisis in schools is real, despite denial of some.
- Those who deny the boy crisis in schools are contradicted by their own data.
- Education bureaucracy looks the other way as schools fail to meet the needs of boys.
- Stop avoiding the issue of the boy crisis.
- Gender double standard in school discipline
- Gender double standard in punishing art depicting violence
- A critical shortage of male teachers
- Shortage of male teachers is hindering boys’ ability to learn.
- Number of male teachers is at a 40-year low.
- Men are needed in class.
- Is it any wonder why few men go into teaching?
- Is it any wonder why many men avoid volunteering at schools?
- Saving the lost boys of higher education
- New kind of desk that might benefit boys
- Desk where a student can sit or stand
- How understanding boys’ development and learning styles can help them achieve
- Boys in crisis: How boys are falling behind academically
- Career technical education linked to boys’ high school survival.
- Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Strategies That Work – and Why
- Boyhood is not a mental illness.
- A Voice for Male Students
Medical research shows that infant male circumcision reduces penis sensitivity significantly and permanently, and the procedure is medically unnecessary to begin with. Federal and state laws prohibit any medically unnecessary genital cutting of girls — but boys are denied the equal protection of these laws.
- Circumcision reduces penis sensitivity significantly and permanently.
- Medical study says circumcision removes the most sensitive parts.
- See what circumcision really is, and how a baby boy reacts.
- It’s a crime to do it to a girl. How can it be all right to do it to a boy?
- Circumcision does not prevent HIV infection.
- Circumcision and the Christian parent
- Catholic teachings on circumcision
- Jews against circumcision
- Dr. Dean Edell, America’s Doctor, strongly opposes infant male circumcision.
- Massachusetts considers banning circumcision of boys.
- No right-thinking person would ever endorse the involuntary circumcision of adult males. Why should the case of an infant male be any different?
- Answers to questions about your baby’s foreskin
- Answers to questions about foreskin retraction
- Reasons for not circumcising a boy
- 10 reasons not to circumcise your baby boy
- 11 reasons not to circumcise your baby boy
- What is lost to circumcision
- The facts behind circumcision
- The pain and trauma of male circumcision
- Long-term psychological effects of circumcision
- Circumcision deaths
- Rosebud, South Dakota: Parents sue over baby boy’s death caused by circumcision.
- Intact Minnesota
- Minnesota N.I.C.E. – Newborn Infant Circumcision Education
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul Circumcision Resources
Unequal justice: The gender double standard
A study done by the Pennsylvania commission on racial and gender discrimination in the courts concluded that gender is by far the greatest indicator of sentencing disparity — Men are much more likely than women to be sentenced to prison for committing the same crime, and men receive significantly longer sentences than women who do go to prison for committing the same crime.
- Gender is by far the greatest indicator of sentencing disparity.
- The female sentencing discount
- Mother starves her daughter to death, but won’t go to prison.
- Woman kills her husband, gets 67 days.
- Mother commits outrageous child abuse, but gets no jail time.
- Does it get any clearer than this?
- Selective prosecution of a boy while excusing girls
- Male defendants are assessed significantly higher fees and fines than female defendants.
- Excusing women, blaming men
- Excusing and undercharging women who commit crimes against men
- Society seeks to understand bad women, but to condemn bad men.
- Maplewood woman sentenced to only 30 days for defrauding husband serving in Iraq.
- La Crosse County decides that jail should be for men only.
- Online book: Arrest-Proof Yourself (Read Chapter 22.)
- Has our society given women the right to kill men?
College: Often a hostile environment for men
Sensationalized but discredited statistics, drastically exaggerating the occurrence of date rape and domestic violence, are often an integral part of campus culture. Also, the U.S. college-age population is 51% male / 49% female, but college undergraduates are 43% male / 57% female. The percentage of male students continues to decrease. Colleges and universities are doing little or nothing to correct this worsening gender disparity.
- The chilly world of the campus male
- Why men don’t go to college
- The Duke rape case and the culture of misandry on college campuses
- Men: the new second-class citizens
- A hostile environment for student defendants: Title Nine and sexual assault on college campuses
- Feminist orthodoxy on campus and Title Nine have obliterated men’s presumption of innocence.
- The Obama administration’s attack on free speech on campus: an unsuccessful request for a date could now be prosecuted as sexual harassment.
- The Education Department creates a hostile environment on campus for any man requesting a date.
- The Education and Justice Departments attempt to censor and punish sexually themed speech on campus.
- Widespread condemnation of the Education Department for presuming men guilty and censoring free speech
- Obama continues pushing colleges and universities to violate the due process rights of male students and reinforce anti-male prejudice.
- Where are the men? Not on campus
- Where the boys aren’t
- Where are the men?
- Percentages of men students at Minnesota colleges
- Percentages of men students at Wisconsin colleges
- Gender disparities that Title Nine doesn’t touch
- Men underrepresented in seven of eleven grad school fields.
- The crisis of the disappearing educated male
- Some things for college students to think about
- Why serious students shouldn’t take women’s studies
- Dating violence against men
- Director of campus violence prevention program at University of California – Davis grossly inflated the number of sex crimes on campus.
- The date-rape crisis: Epidemic or feminist myth?
- The campus rape myth
- A thought experiment on campus rape
- An investigation of feminist claims about rape
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Take Back the Lies.
- The most anti-male college in America?
- Discrimination against men in college athletic scholarships
- Title Nine tied our hands at the Olympics.
- As colleges cut athletics, Title Nine does an injustice to men.
- Alternatives in Title Nine enforcement
- Obama ignores the boy crisis in schools and the gender disparity in college enrollment, but plans to use Title Nine to impose gender parity on college science, engineering, and math.
- Men: The second sex in American higher education
- A Voice for Male Students
When the government says rights for all,
but responsibility for men only
All young men must register with Selective Service for a possible military draft. Even physically or mentally handicapped young men must register. Penalties for failing to register include five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and permanent ineligibility for government benefits, such as student financial aid. Women are exempt from registration for a military draft. Even women who are Olympic athletes are exempt from registration, simply because they are women. The government goes to great lengths to guarantee that women have all the rights that men have — but when it comes to the possibility of a future military draft, the government insists that only men must bear responsibility. Women’s guaranteed rights with exemption from responsibility is privilege — the opposite of equality.
- Guaranteed rights with exemption from responsibility is privilege.
- How can we have equal opportunity without equal responsibility?
- The indefensible discrimination of draft registration
- Selective Service, selective sexism
- Selective Service, selective tyranny
- Obama said women should be required to register with Selective Service — but he did nothing to change the law.
- Judge rules that Congress violated the Constitution by punishing, without trial, men who did not register.
Laws intended to stop coercive or abusive sexual behavior in the workplace have been drastically expanded to eliminate any overt manifestations of male sexuality that might upset some women. Women are seen as powerless in interactions with men; distinctions between trivial and severe offenses are erased; and once a man is accused, he is presumed guilty.
- Sexual harassment, sexual power, and sexual powerlessness
- Women’s dating passivity and indirectness lead to men risking rejection and charges of harassment.
- Sexual McCarthyism and the sexual harassment industry
- Expanding the definition of sexual harassment as a tool of censorship
- The sham of sexual harassment training
- Professor fired for pointing out flaw in college sexual harassment policy.
- Girls exposed to feminism are more likely to interpret innocuous behavior as sexual harassment.
- Sexual harassment hysteria turns kindergarten boys into criminals.
- Schools label kindergarten boys as sex offenders.
Sex offender registry laws go to extremes
at the expense of men and boys
Most states require anyone convicted of a sex crime (not just rape or other physical assaults, but anything that violates the loosely worded sexual contact laws) to register as a sex offender for life. These laws can be used (and often are used) to convict an individual when another individual feels they were unable to give consent. Prosecutors can get a longer sentence if they can find a way to link a crime with the sexual contact laws — which creates an incentive to expand the categories of people who have to be listed on the registry. As a result, many people listed on sex offender registries are not rapists, not pedophiles, not violent, and not a threat to anyone — but once the sex offender label is applied, society views them as violent sex criminals.
- Men beware: You don’t have to be a rapist or a pedophile to be put on a sex offender registry.
- Almost anything can be labeled a sex crime.
- Credit card thief charged as a sex offender.
- Accidental download, immediately deleted, but he will have to register as a sex offender.
- False accusation of child sexual abuse, father’s plea bargain to spare his children embarrassment, father must register as a sex offender for life.
- 16-year-old boy must register as a sex offender for life after having sex with his girlfriend.
- Man labeled a sex offender for life for having consensual sex with his girlfriend, then 15, now his wife.
- We’re all just one accusation away from the sex offender registry.
The problem of homelessness is essentially a problem of single men. Far more men than women, and far more single adults than families, end up homeless. Until we understand how and why that happens, nothing we try to do about homelessness will have much of an impact. Unless we confront our prejudices and oppressive practices in relation to men in general and homeless men in particular, nothing is going to change.
- Jill gets welfare – Jack becomes homeless.
- Single men comprise 51% of the homeless population; single women comprise 17%.
80% of suicide victims in the U.S. are men or boys. Boys commit 86% of all adolescent suicides. Why aren’t we asking what’s wrong with a culture that drives boys, much more than girls, to take their own lives? If men and boys supposedly have power and privilege, why do far more of them kill themselves than do women and girls?
The wage gap: A result of women’s choices
Women are less likely than men to choose to work longer hours at more demanding and hazardous jobs (which pay more); less likely to choose to travel, relocate, or have long commutes for jobs which pay more; and less likely to have more years and more consecutive years of experience, because women are more likely to work part time or take years off of work to care for their children. Given these factors, it would be very hard for men to not earn considerably more than women. When men and women with the same qualifications are working in the same job, women earn as much as men do.
- The gender wage gap is a myth.
- The wage gap myth
- The gender wage gap is feminist fiction.
- The wage gap is women’s choice.
- The pay gap: Not about male power, but about male obligation and female privilege
- Is talk of glass ceilings a form of male-bashing?
- The wage gap: Nothing to correct
- Is the U.S. Department of Labor hiding the truth about the pay gap?
- The report that the Department of Labor doesn’t want you to read
- How feminist groups skewed the stimulus plan towards women’s jobs
- The other side of the wage gap: The death gap
- The other side of Equal Pay Day: Equal Occupational Fatality Day
The gender gap in health care
There are glaring disparities in awareness, funding, media coverage, and research between prostate cancer and breast cancer, even though the incidence rate per 100,000 people is 135.2 for breast cancer and 172.3 for prostate cancer (about 27.5% higher for prostate cancer), and the death rate per 100,000 people is 27 for breast cancer and 32 for prostate cancer (about 18.5% higher for prostate cancer). Also, men die younger than women (about 5.2 years younger), and more men develop cancer and die from it than women, and they do so at younger ages. In spite of this, there are several federal offices for women’s health, but not even one federal office for men’s health.
- Breast cancer gets much more funding and attention than prostate cancer.
- Gender inequality in cancer research funding favors women 6.5 to 1.
- A tale of two diseases
- Boys are much more likely than girls to die from accidental injury — even before the first birthday.
- Autism affects 1 in 54 boys.
- Obamacare will double average individual health insurance premiums for men.