A Link Between Sex-Negative Culture and the Number of Sex Offenders?

“I started my career as a child psychologist. The development perspective today still lies at the bottom. My claim is that kids require a relational and sexual development that doesn’t lead to them turning into sex offenders. Today, we know a lot more than before about what creates good sexual health. Children need a good relationship with their caretakers and a positive relationship to their sexuality. The parents must be psychologically there for their kids. And child’s sexuality must be allowed to develop, whether a child is homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual. Or else things can go terribly wrong. There is a clear correlation between a sex negative culture and the number of sex offenders.”

“In the 1970s, I got a grant from The Research Council of Norway to interview kids, adolescents and adults about their sexual development. I asked the parents for permission before I asked questions to the kids, and that time it was not hard to get an affirmative answer. Today some parents would likely perceive such a request as a little suspicious.”

These are quotes from the Norwegian sexologist Thore Langfeldt, translated from Norwegian to English (crappily and hastily by me), with the original found in the book “Psykologi: Inngangsporten”, by Pål Johan Karlsen. I’m not sure I trust any psychologist just because he’s a psychologist, but what he said fit with what I’ve learned from before. I find the quote very interesting. Can a sex-negative culture the feminists are fostering lead to more of what they hate (rape)? Or does a sex-negative culture lead to more rapists simply by criminalizing more and more normal behavior and calling it “rape”? Or does the number of rapists lead to a sex-negative culture (unlikely, but can’t exclude it you know)? A quick look at this page http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voldtekt shows that the number of reported rapes did climb in Norway between 90s and today. I don’t know what that means. If anyone has contributions, feel free to add them 😉

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12 Responses to A Link Between Sex-Negative Culture and the Number of Sex Offenders?

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  2. Liz says:

    I think it’s about impossible to determine when the term rape has become so fluid.
    The vast majority of rape cases aren’t “traditional” (attack victim) rapes. In the military, for instance, those cases are so rare that when they get one it is really startling. But you’d think there’s blood and semen all over every wall and corner in every building on base by the Congressional hubballoo.

    • emmatheemo says:

      You seem to know military through your husband. I always wondered if there really is a rape/sexual harassment epidemic in there. What have you personally seen? (Of course it won’t provide a final answer about military everywhere, but I’m curious)

      • Liz says:

        I’ve seen too many false cases to even mention, Emma. I’ve never seen a “real” one. IN the past two years there were three cases at this base. One involved the city police department CSI team. The woman had not only fabricated an attack, she was found to have done so on several other occasions at different military bases. And she’s a pilot, btw. I could write a book on this (unfortunately, I can’t even mention names or much detail.
        Keep in mind the military system of justice is different from civilian. Due to the differences in legal systems in a court martial a servicemember is more likely to get convicted than by a civilian jury. Majority vote decides, it doesn’t have to be unanimous. Furthermore, every officer on the courts martial board has his/her own career to think about…it’s in their interest to be severe. My husband sat on one of those boards for a rape case long ago (he was the lowest ranking guy at the time). It was a rape case, the man was convicted. My husband voted against the conviction and debated heatedly with everyone, but it didn’t matter. The highest ranking member decided he didn’t want to go easy on rape because it would make the base paper and reflect poorly on him. Everyone else was subordinate and wanted to make a good impression for the Colonel so they agreed with him (exception, my husband).

        The facts for that case were the following: 18 year old guy, 19 year old girl. They’d had sex before. He went to a party in the dorm and ran into her there. She had been drinking. She asked him to take her to his room and they were kissing and grabbing, ect. When she got to the room she took off her pants, but then, when he started according to him “she didn’t seem very into it”. So he only penetrated about an inch and then pulled out and stopped. That counts as penitration, and since she had been drinking according to military law her consent didn’t matter because it is considered to be impaired judgement. She left, and then screwed a couple of other guys (whom she also accused of rape, I’m not aware of the details of those cases, they were separate). The Colonel wanted to send the guy to prison for the maximum limit (fifteen years or something), my husband talked him down to two, that was as much as he could do. That guy had no crimal history and a long list of character witnesses testifying on his behalf. He’s probably a criminal now though. If that had happened to me I’d hate the entire world. Keep in mind he was put in prison and a convicted felon for life with a rape charge…not a lot of people are willing to hire someone with that background.

      • Liz says:

        I should add that the findings of a court-martial are not final until the commander approves them. By law, the commander must personally review the sentence before it can take legal effect (a built-in Congressional safeguard attempt to protect the rights of soldiers due to the inherent problems I mentioned above). So occasionally the soldier is convicted but the evidence to convict him so spurious (or absent) and the conviction so obviously politically motivated the conviction might be overturned by the commander. Those are the cases you read about and make international headline news…the Lt Colonel Wilkerson trial, for instance, whose conviction was overturned because there was no evidence whatsoever beyond the drunken testimony of the ostensible victim.
        And much evidence that countered her claims.

      • Liz says:

        While I’m using your blog as a verbal palette I’ll add a bit more. Hope you don’t find this troll-y, but it’s topic related, tangentially.
        Some folks might wonder at the motivation for faux sexual assault charges, and lift an eyebrow at my claims. There are several reasons beyond simple coitus regretus and/or making the whole thing up to get at boss/co-worker/ex-boyfriend.
        One: a cover when the husband/boyfriend find out. “It wasn’t consentual!”

        Two: the woman is actually certifiably nuts (this happens a lot).

        Three: Once a charge is made, the servicewoman is untouchable. She can put in no work whatsoever, to the point of being an actual hazard to her unit, and still claim benefits and pay. Any measures to hold her accountable for ineptitude are poison for the person making the attempt, they’re punishing her for “exposing the truth” you see, even if the charges are dropped because there is no support for the claims whatsoever and reality differs from the claims, her government-funded employment is safe for years.

  3. Liz says:

    To give you an idea of how absurd things have become, my husband recently received some returned OPRs (performance reports) that had to be modified because he used terminology that is now considered unacceptable as a job description. The term was “wingman”. Wingman cannot be used in an Airforce OPR job description for an actual wingman anymore. It can only be used when refering to each and everyone in the context of sexual assault prevention.

  4. jo says:

    Les rapporten voldtekt i den globale byen. Den har noen deler der den går igjennom uttalelser fra kvinner i intervjuer med forskerne som viser at de har begynt å rapportere ting som overhodet ikke er voldtekt som voldtekt bare fordi de følte det ble feil. Selv ting de selv har tatt initiativet til.

  5. I believe that anything that’s repressed has a tendency to manifest in a darker form. A sex-negative, sexually repressive culture yields more sex offenders, female teacher scandals, widespread infidelity, BDSM, etc.

  6. tteclod says:

    Regarding your Norway data, correlate to non-Western immigration rates, filter out identified non-Western assailants, then reassess your data to determine if the hypothesis, feminist anti-rape culture encourages rape, still has basis. My suspicion from a brief evaluation is that the data will prove that Norwegian men are no more likely to rape Norwegian women as before. Non-Norwegian men account for the increased rate of sexual assaults.

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