A local woman had reported that she'd been raped by some of the miners and Pili was arrested as a suspect."When the police came the men who did the rape said, 'This is the man who did it,' and I was taken to the police station," Pili says.
I agree it's very troubling that this could have ended in a far greater tragedy if she had been a man. But looking at the facts- it wasn't the woman's fault but rather the guilty miners who tried to confuse the issue and deflect suspicion by accusing the wrong person. And it doesn't necessarily mean that it would automatically result in conviction. There is still due process and a proper investigation to find out the truth of who is really guilty.I would think that theoretically the police would have had to do more digging and there is indeed the very real threat that the wrong person could've been arrested and convicted. Which is why I agree that there should be just as strict requirements in place to prove rape as with any other crime where it becomes the word of one person or group against another. That's where other physical evidence comes in.
Are getting off on being this angry about strawmen?
The point is, the feminist narrative says this kind of thing is extremely rare. You'll find many feminists that say that any man accused of rape should be thrown in prison without a trial, because as they claim, the rates of being falsely accused it extremely low. Rebeca Watson says it's as high as 8% (still lower than other claims, but extremely high compared to other feminists), but that it's still acceptable just to throw them in jail without a trial.
The point is, the feminist narrative says this kind of thing is extremely rare.
...No, it actually says the exact opposite. The feminist narrative pretty blatantly states that a rapist will lie in order to get out of trouble, which is exactly what happened in this case.
Of course criminals will lie. That is not in dispute. I was talking about an innocent man being arrested.
NOPE. Feminists say we shouldn't have trials or investigations.
Feminists are gonna have a hard decision to make here. Either they admit that people are falsely accused of rape or they brag about this story of a woman who was just as good, if not better, as the men she worked with.
Quote from: : (Hidden) on May 17, 2017, 08:24:45 amNOPE. Feminists say we shouldn't have trials or investigations.[CITATION NEEDED](I'm guessing this is going to go to an anonymous tumblr post)
Quote from: : (Hidden) on May 15, 2017, 12:50:16 pmFeminists are gonna have a hard decision to make here. Either they admit that people are falsely accused of rape or they brag about this story of a woman who was just as good, if not better, as the men she worked with. The story says that the men who did the rape were the ones who accused her, not the person who got raped.You should not be assuming that a feminist will have to abide by the two options you state here. They could also use this as a way to enlighten people to the fact that not all rape victims are women and not all rapists are men. They could remind people that in a male dominated society, it is usually the men who's word is trusted first and women second. Or to remind people that it's not really okay to blame the victim of a crime. Or even praise law enforcement for taking her rape seriously enough to actually do something about it and even discovering that this lady was falsely accused and continue the investigation.Also, you cannot hold an entire demographic of people responsible for the actions of an individual person who may not even be a member of that demographic. Statements like this are pretty much the same thing as saying that a straight white male who molested a little girl can be blamed on the entire LGBT community because 'the gays' are child molesters. The raped and the accused may not even be feminists. And I think It's safe to assume that the real rapist(s) is/are definitely not feminist(s).
Quote from: : (Hidden) on May 25, 2017, 09:31:51 pmQuote from: : (Hidden) on May 17, 2017, 08:24:45 amNOPE. Feminists say we shouldn't have trials or investigations.[CITATION NEEDED](I'm guessing this is going to go to an anonymous tumblr post)Actually, it goes much further than that. It's pretty much the same situation we are seeing on college campuses, thanks to the Obama administration sending the "Dear Colleges" letter. Rebecca Watson says that false rape claims are 8% (compared to most feminists who say 2%), but she goes on to justify sending these innocent men to prison without a trial so real rape victims don't have to go through a trial.