About a month ago, one Norwegian newspaper wrote about an anonymous person who claimed to have been raped by two women.
Eivind Berge wrote about it, saying it’s most likely a feminist sock-puppet, not a real 19 year old man (http://eivindberge.blogspot.no/2013/08/rape-hoax-in-aftenposten.html ). The reason for the conclusion was the markedly feminist language the writer was using, and the fact that his “rape” would not have been a real rape even if he was female. Here’s the translated text (translated by me).
“I was forced to have sex. I was raped [Read his experience and see for yourself, reader – EE]. It happened one weekend night, and I drank some. In the evening, we ended up in a bedroom.”We talked and I fell asleep. When I woke up, there was one who was almost lying on me, while the other one tampered with my genitals. I tried to twist away, but got nowhere. And then I sort of disappeared. I could only observe what was happening – totally paralyzed. My body was locked. Then they were gone, and I was found sleeping in the room the next early morning [Summary: it wasn’t a rape. He wasn’t forced, threatened with violence, didn’t resist for some reason, the “rapists” probably didn’t know they were “raping”… – EE].
When I came home to my own bed, I finally realized what happened. And I lay the rest of the weekend and wondered why I didn’t scream, after all they couldn’t have known I didn’t want it, if I didn’t scream. Maybe I was too indistinct. It was probably a misunderstanding. What it was, is not important [It’s important enough, if you already defined it as a rape – EE]. But what’s important, is that I haven’t drunk since then, and I haven’t had sex with anyone. I don’t want to. I can’t stand the thought.
And it made me unpopular among women. I’m a man who’s scared of sex. Those two girls ruined my sexuality that evening. I tried to “come out” with the experience, but people laughed. After all, all boys dream about being forced into sex? [I dunno about you, but I never heard anyone speak that way outside of feminist or trollish manosophere circles. “Dream of being forced into sex”? – EE] No, I don’t think boys do that. I think boys laugh and joke about it to cover a real fear. Fear to be “emasculated” [This also seems like a big feminist talking point. “This makes men feel emasculated, that makes men feel emasculated, men do almost everything we don’t like because they’re fitting their behavior to an unhealthy masculinity ideal”. – EE]. And then there is a question: If I went to a center, would they have taken me seriously [Hmm, I dunno, the last guy who accused a woman of rape was taken very seriously – EE]?
Word vs word
To report a rape is mostly word against word, because the sex would have happened. The question is whether both parties consented or not. This is why it’s difficult for the justice system to convict the abusers. And doubt is supposed to help the accused. And doubt is always present in such cases. This is a strength of the justice system, but can feel like the opposite is these types of cases. This is why rape is difficult.
War between the sexes
The problem is that the debate is turned into some sort of war of the sexes. Where women fight for the right to walk around dressed as they like, and men fight to avoid being grouped with rapists. They should in theory be on the same side – not opponents. Recently I had the experience of having girls sneer at my story, that it was surely as it should be, that I as a man, was raped. My story was humor. A woman’s story could be a tragedy.
But what happens with me? Sex is now out of the picture, and no women will be with a man who doesn’t want sex.
Too bad I’m not a woman, then I could have just put my granny panties on and turned my back. [If anyone knows what the writer meant by that, please let me know. – EE].”
So what do you think, readers? Is this written by a woman? Or the writer is a guy speaking the truth? Either way, I don’t think I care, as he/she defines themselves as “raped” when they really weren’t. They follow the modern feminist definition of rape rather blatantly and then ask that this type of thing should be taken seriously for men, too. They even pretty much say “Men, feminists, we should be on the same side!..”. That side should, obviously, follow the feminist expanded definition of rape, where explicit consent has to be given, or else it’s rape. AND it was printed in one of the biggest newspapers in Norway! Is this a trick to get men to drop their guard and accept feminist laws against themselves more readily? It could very well be.
The other possibility is that this is a real guy, but he was always a feminist. Perhaps he feels raped (some men can be sensitive, what can I say), or perhaps he’s brainwashed. In any case, his behavior during and after the “rape” are rather unusual.
This is someone many skeptics, “free thinkers” and MRAs would really love to defend against our skepticism, but laugh at the same story if it featured a female. With false rape accusation awareness, they will treat a female accuser with much needed skepticism and demand proof (AND a reasonable rape definition), but when it’s a man, they suddenly turn on the religious fervor and faith. Frankly I’m not into it. I don’t like when real victims get mixed up in this kind of BS.