Rape Culture Hysteria

Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women
Author: Wendy McElroy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533629401
Category:
Page: 276
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Rape Culture Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women offers a comprehensive overview and debunking of the "rape culture" myth that has devastated campuses and is spilling into Main Street America. An ideological madness is grotesquely distorting North America's view of sexuality. The book applies sanity to the claims that men are natural rapists and our culture encourages sexual violence. Written by a libertarian feminist and rape survivor, Rape Culture Hysteria opens with a highly personal appeal to depoliticize rape and treat it instead as a crime. Victims need to heal. Politicizing their pain and rage is a callous political maneuver that harms victims, women and men. Chapter One: The Fiction of the Rape Culture defines the "rape culture" and explains why it does not exist in North America. It glances back at how the fiction became embedded into society, especially in academia. Then it looks forward to an emerging rape culture trend that will deeply impact daily life: microaggressions. Chapter Two: Intellectual Framework and Myth History of Rape Culture. The myth did not arise in an intellectual vacuum. In a straight-forward manner, Chapter Two explains the theories upon which the rape culture is based, including social construction, gender, patriarchy, post-Marxism, and social justice. It rejects three of the rape culture's founding beliefs: rape is facilitated by society; men have created a mass psychology of rape; and, rape is a part of normal life. Chapter Three: Dynamics of the Hysteria and Psychology of Rape Culture True Believers. The dynamics of rape culture politics are exposed through the behavior of its social justice warriors. A recent travesty is used to showcase those dynamics. On November 19, 2014, Rolling Stone accused members of a University of Virginia fraternity of gang-raping a female student. The accusation was quickly revealed as untrue. The unraveling at U-Va. is a perfect vehicle to illustrate how rape culture dogma is maintained even when it is revealed to be untrue. The chapter discusses effective tactics with which to handle social justice warriors. Chapter Four: Data, False and True. The rape culture myth is based on untrue and unfounded "facts," which have been repeatedly refuted. Yet they lumber on as zombie stats, kept alive by those to whom the lies are useful and so are repeated like a mantra that drowns out contradicting evidence. This chapter examines of some of the more prevalent zombie stats such as "one in every 4 or 5 women will be raped in their lifetimes." Where did the faux "facts" originate? What evidence, if any, supports them? Which stats better reflect reality? Chapter Five: Comparative Studies and Surveys. This chapter compares and contrasts four of the most important, frequently cited studies and surveys on rape: National Crime Victimization Survey; National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey; Campus Sexual Assault Study; and, Uniform Crime Reporting Program. They are analyzed independently but also compared to each other, including major strengths and weaknesses. Lesser studies are also analyzed in passing. Chapter Six: Harms of the Rape Culture. The gender war must end. Chapter Six offers in-depth analysis of the extreme damage it inflicts on innocent people, with emphasis on the damage done to victims of rape. Victims are a focus because rape culture adherents claim to be their greatest champions; the opposite is true. Chapter Seven: Solutions to Rape Culture Hysteria. Moving Toward Sanity. We can fix this. This is the ultimate message of the book. Undoing the damage is not only possible but also within reach. The solutions offered range from radical suggestions, such as abolishing the Department of Education, to more modest ones, such as recognizing rape as a criminal matter to be handled by police. Defend yourself and your children against rape culture zealots. Demand sanity.

Sexual Correctness

The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women
Author: Wendy McElroy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786411443
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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As feminist and women-positive ideas and ideals exploded in the 1960s and 1970s, a sexual revolution was forged, allowing women a variety of lifestyle choices. Many current feminists, called "gender feminists" by some, too often are fighting to limit the sexual options of women. They view women as victims of patriarchy whom must be protected from making incorrect sexual choices, such as choosing to work in pornography or prostitution. As a movement, author McElroy believes, feminism is in danger of drifting from sexual liberation to sexual correctness. This work gives a critical overview of the ideological shift among many feminists. The issues of sexual correctness are examined in detail, showing how the changing ideology is destroying the principle of "a woman's body, a woman's right" and endangering women's right to choose. On each issue, this work presents alternatives in the individualist traditions that defined the feminism movement for many years.

Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth

From Steubenville to Ched Evans
Author: Luke Gittos
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845408861
Category: Political Science
Page: 146
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Today it is often said that we live in a 'rape culture'. Panicked headlines tell us that rape is on the increase and that the police are failing to deal with it. Our courts are said to be incapable of delivering justice in rape cases, with the rate of convictions remaining consistently low. Sexism and misogyny in wider society have created a culture in which rape is pervasive, under-reported and often ignored by an uncaring public. But these claims are built on myths and misunderstandings. This book argues that the belief in a 'rape culture' is seriously distorting our discussion of sexual violence. It explains how the laws around rape have expanded significantly in recent decades, giving the state a far greater say in the most intimate areas of our lives. The drive to prosecute more and more people has damaging implications for our legal rights and basic freedoms - and our ability to live intimately with one another. If we are to have a serious discussion about rape, it's time to dispel the dangerous myth of rape culture.

Rape Cultures and Survivors: An International Perspective [2 volumes]


Author: Tuba Inal,Merril D. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144085307X
Category: Social Science
Page: 557
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An in-depth treatment in two volumes of the historical and cultural contexts of rape and rape culture, this set discusses both victims and perpetrators internationally during war and peace times and examines the treatment of survivors. • Includes case studies on a variety of sexual assault survivors in a environments ranging from college campuses to war zones • Integrates the expertise of contributors, who include both academics and activists on sexual violence in different parts of the world • Represents, through case studies, incidents of rape in countries from Africa to Europe and from Asia to the United States • Compares "rape cultures" across the world

The Reasonable Woman

A Guide to Intellectual Survival
Author: Wendy McElroy
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615925201
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Have you, as a woman, ever felt frustrated while engaged in a discussion on some important topic? Do you feel constrained when attempting to express your ideas and views to others? Do you find yourself at a loss for words? Have you been labeled unreasonable by the men in your life? Have you been told you are too emotional or that women just tend to be that way? Well, help is on the way!Wendy McElroy has broken through the wall of sexual stereotyping to offer the perfect guide to help women recognize their mental power, learn to reason effectively, and use this resource to succeed in love, work, and life. Designed for all women who want to explode the label of being unreasonable, this volume outlines the tools needed for readers to realize their intellectual potential. McElroy's delightful and informative book will help you win arguments; rise above intimidation; and successfully express yourself in private or in public, even in the face of hostility. This valuable self-help and women's studies guide includes the psychological dimensions of reasoning, emotional barriers, how to break the fear of error, and arguing to win.Wendy McElroy (Collingwood, Ontario) has written on women's and related issues for the National Review, Penthouse, Liberty, and Reason.

The Campus Rape Frenzy

The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities
Author: KC Johnson,Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039887
Category: Education
Page: 384
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In recent years, politicians led by President Obama and prominent senators and governors have teamed with extremists on campus to portray our nation’s campuses as awash in a violent crime wave—and to suggest (preposterously) that university leaders, professors, and students are indifferent to female sexual assault victims in their midst. Neither of these claims has any bearing in reality. But they have achieved widespread acceptance, thanks in part to misleading alarums from the Obama administration and biased media coverage led by the New York Times. The frenzy about campus rape has helped stimulate—and has been fanned by—ideologically skewed campus sexual assault policies and lawless commands issued by federal bureaucrats to force the nation’s all-too-compliant colleges and universities essentially to presume the guilt of accused students. The result has been a widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair play. This book uses hard facts to set the record straight. It explores, among other things, about two dozen of the many cases since 2010 in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex criminals and expelled or otherwise punished by their colleges. And it shows why all students—and, eventually, society as a whole—are harmed when our nation’s universities abandon pursuit of truth and seek instead to accommodate the passions of the mob.

Women vs Feminism

Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars
Author: Joanna Williams
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787144755
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Statistics tell us there has never been a better time to be a woman but feminists are quick to point out that women are still victims of everyday sexism. This title explores what life is like for women today. It’s time to ditch a feminism that appears remote from the concerns of most women and, worse, pitches men and women against each other.

The Language Police

How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428850
Category: Education
Page: 288
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If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary! Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

False Accusations of Rape

Lynching in the 21st Century
Author: John Davis BA JD LLM
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508971931
Category:
Page: 202
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This controversial book explores the comparisons between the over 10,000 lynchings during the "Jim Crow" era in the United States, and, contemporary rape hysteria in modern times. This book shows how the government is openly sponsoring, and financing, a lynch mob mentality that not only leads to the death and assault of innocent men, but, affects large segments of our demographics. As an example, Mr. Davis explores the current rape hysteria that is prevalent on U.S. campuses, and, how that rape hysteria has created a hostile environment for men (with the consequence that the number of male graduates from U.S. colleges and universities is plummeting). Mr. Davis shows how our culture, and our judicial system, have been corrupted to insure the conviction of innocent men who are accused of rape, and, to encourage women to make false accusations of rape. He explains, in this book, how the government actually pays women to make false accusations of rape. Through citations to scholarly articles, and real case studies, Mr. Davis shows how the real rate of false accusations of rape is almost 60%, and, how our culture is promoting violence against innocent men merely to fulfill and obsession that is identical to the obsession that lead to lynchings at the turn of the 20th century. Finally, Mr. Davis explores the necessary steps we must take to prevent rape hysteria from undermining our culture and our justice system. The book includes many graphics illustrating, in simple terms, complex concepts regarding false accusations of rape. It also contains various draft legislation pieces for addressing, and appropriately punishing, women who falsely accuse men of rape.

The Reasonable Woman

A Guide to Intellectual Survival
Author: Wendy McElroy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781573922081
Category: Psychology
Page: 313
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Have you, as a woman, ever felt frustrated while engaged in a discussion on some important topic? Do you feel constrained when attempting to express your ideas and views to others? Do you find yourself at a loss for words? Have you been labeled "unreasonable" by the men in your life? Have you been told you are too emotional or that women just tend to be that way? Well, help is on the way! Wendy McElroy has broken through the wall of sexual stereotyping to offer the perfect guide to help women recognize their mental power, learn to reason effectively, and use this resource to succeed in love, work, and life. Designed for all women who want to explode the label of being "unreasonable," this volume outlines the tools needed for readers to realize their intellectual potential. McElroy's delightful and informative book will help you win arguments; rise above intimidation; and successfully express yourself in private or in public, even in the face of hostility. This valuable self-help and women's studies guide includes the psychological dimensions of reasoning, emotional "barriers," how to break the fear of error, and arguing to win.

A False Report

A True Story of Rape in America
Author: T. Christian Miller,Ken Armstrong
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 1524759937
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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"This is an expanded version of 'An unbelievable story of rape' ... originally published on ProPublica (propublica.org) and co-published with the Marshall Project on December 15, 2015"--Title page verso.

Queen Silver

The Godless Girl
Author: Wendy McElroy
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615926534
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 291
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This riveting, well-researched book brings to light the dramatic life of a passionate free-speech champion. . . . I couldn't put down this remarkable book. - Nadine Strossen, ACLU PresidentWhen she was just eight-years-old, a little girl with the odd name of Queen Silver stunned citizens and scholars alike in pre-1920s Los Angeles by hosting six remarkable public lectures on Darwin and Einstein, sponsored by the London Society of Science. A child prodigy and the daughter of famed socialist activist Grace Vern Silver, founder of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Queen Silver was the subject of Cecil B. De Mille's film The Godless Girl. She matured to become an international feminist, atheist, and socialist, living a remarkable and inspiring life, of which few feminists today are aware.Queen Silver: The Godless Girl is a fiery and profound biography of one of America's most amazing feminist thinkers, a woman who remained an active advocate of intellectual independence to the moment of her death in 1998 at the age of 86. Prolific feminist writer Wendy McElroy sympathetically chronicles the life of Queen Silver from personal interviews with her friends, published reports, letters, and a vast library of the family's personal papers. What emerges is a life like none other. A well-known thinker by the time she was 11-years-old, giving speeches titled Pioneers of Freethought, The Rights of Children, and Science and the Workers, Queen challenged three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan to a debate on evolution (he declined); organized an atheist group at her high school; and left home at 15 to marry a doctor three-times her age, which later became the source of a highly publicized divorce.As a teenager, Queen once served as a defense lawyer for her mother and won. She founded the scholarly and well-reviewed Queen Silver Magazine, and overcame personal tragedy and political persecution during World War I's red scare. Queen worked as an extra in movies directed by D.W. Griffith, attended violent and controversial meetings of the IWW, and went into hiding at the advent of McCarthyism. In her later years, Queen received many freethought awards, remained active in the American Civil Liberties Union, and campaigned hard for public libraries.McElroy tells a complete story by profiling Queen's mother, lecturer and feminist writer Grace Vern Silver, whose struggles for justice in the IWW found her running for Congress, and whose personal education motivated her to inspire the genius in her daughter.Wendy McElroy (Collingwood, Ontario) has written on women's and related issues for the National Review, Penthouse, Liberty, and Reason.

Men Explain Things to Me


Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608464571
Category: Social Science
Page: 130
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In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note— because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, “He’s trying to kill me!” This book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf ’s embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including the books Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, both also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.

Liberty for women

freedom and feminism in the twenty-first century
Author: Wendy McElroy
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 353
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The contributors to this important new collection offer a vision of contemporary feminism that runs counter to and goes beyond the dominant attitudes of the feminist orthodoxy. Basing their arguments on individual rights and personal responsibility, the contributors offer surprising views on a wide range of issues that confront modern woman. Published in association with The Independent Institute.

Making Sex

Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud
Author: Thomas Walter Laqueur
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674543553
Category: Psychology
Page: 313
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History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.

Alongside Night


Author: J. Neil Schulman
Publisher: Pulpless.Com
ISBN: 9781584451204
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The brilliant teen son of a missing Nobel-prizewinning economist and his friends are caught up in the events of the final two weeks of the United States of America.

Who Stole Feminism?

How Women Have Betrayed Women
Author: Christina Hoff Sommers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684801566
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Reviewers of this book have praised Christina Hoff Sommer's well-reasoned argument against many feminists' reliance on misleading, politically motivated 'facts' about how women are victimised.

The Wretched of the Earth


Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.