I think all of us agree that the ‘1 in 6′ women have been raped statistic is a lie based upon feminist junk science, false reporting, and obscenely inflated definitions of rape/assault.
Yet at the same time it seems that a lot of MRAs actually do believe the ‘1 in 6′ men/boys statistic is true and ‘proudly’ trumpet it as a fact that is all too sadly ignored by society.
I assume the rationale is that at the moment extreme positions are taken on female and male victims of ‘assault’ (one is taken excessively seriously, the other not at all) and that if MRAs push both (seemingly contradictory) viewpoints, society might take a more balanced position (i.e. both men and women are victims at a much more realistic rate – 1 in 25 or whatever).
However, it does seem that a lot of MRAs genuinely do believe the 1 in 6 figure when it comes to male abuse victims.
Whether this statistic is genuinely believed or not, do MRAs recognise that promoting such a statistic could be dangerous in the context of the current feminist sex hysteria and legislative creep which is leading to prisons overcrowding with (male) ‘sex offenders’? Do MRAs recognise that, even if it is not the intention, pushing the 1 in 6 males abused figure might simply validate the feminist 1 in 6 females abused figure?
For example, British men will soon have to ‘prove’ that a woman they had sex with consented, otherwise they could be convicted of rape.
How exactly does promoting the view that sex abuse and rape is rampant in society put an end to such feminist legislative creep or the number of men being put in prison?
The danger is especially real given that sites like AVoiceforMen take in donations on the back of campaigns to ‘promote awareness’ of ‘male abuse victims’ using the 1 in 6 statistic. MRAs such as AngryHarry have correctly identified the financial profit driven greed that lies at the heart of the feminist abuse industry : http://www.angryharry.com/esFeedingTheAbuseIndustry.htm
It is also important that all MRAs who promote the 1 in 6 statistic on male sex abuse victims should be aware that it comes itself from feminist junk science which included definitions of ‘non-contact’ sexual abuse. The feminist ‘researchers’ were actually trying to link ‘masculinity’ with sexual abuse. Furthermore, the promoter of the statistic through the much celebrated website http://1in6.org – Jim Hopper – himself is a proponent of the now completely discredited ‘false memory’ syndrome which has destroyed the lives of thousands of men around the world.
These are his (Jim Hopper’s) words :
Amnesia for childhood sexual abuse is a condition. The existence of this condition is beyond dispute. Repression is merely one explanation – often a confusing and misleading one –
for what causes the condition of amnesia. Some people sexually abused in childhood will have periods of amnesia for their abuse, followed by experiences of delayed recall.
Finally, around half of male victims of sexual abuse are abused by other men i.e. homosexuals. If you believe that 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused, then you believe that 1 in 12 boys are sexually abused by homosexuals. That’s a lot of homosexuals supposedly abusing boys, an idea that seems to me to contradict the ‘liberal progressive’ and inclusive ideals of AVforM with regard to the homosexual community.
See also : http://theantifeminist.com/1in6-org-equality-of-injustice-stupid/