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Sex, Lies and ‘Broken People’

Posted on | March 24, 2015 | 33 Comments

Bobby Bradshaw spent seven months in jail because a crazy woman with a fake Russian accent falsely accused him of rape:

“If everyone knew the whole story, they could make a movie out of it,” he said. “It’s something you couldn’t write. It’s too crazy.” . . .
At the July hearing, the woman, speaking with a thick accent, testified that she had only lived in the country since 2008. But when Defense Attorney Brandy Spurgin visited her later in Warren County, where she was in jail for violating probation in another case, the accent was gone.
“The biggest red flag for me was learning that the accent was fake,” Spurgin said.
The woman testified that when she met Bradshaw she was completing a drug rehabilitation program and living in a halfway house called Oasis. She testified she’d voluntarily entered drug court in Warren County. She also had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence charges in Citrus County, Fla.
Records show that in 2009 she pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, and in 2012 she was charged with filing a false report in a sexual assault case.

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) DNA evidence cleared Bradshaw in this case, which points to the basic problem with the whole “rape epidemic” hysteria feminists have ginned up on college campuses. Over and over again, we are confronted with dubious cases — often reported to university officials months after the alleged incidents — where there is no evidence beyond the claims of the accuser. There’s no DNA, no medical exam, no 911 call, no police report, just a woman making an accusation that her drunken hookup with a fellow student was rape. It’s always a “he-said/she-said” scenario and there’s no way any prosecutor would take a case like that to criminal court. Under pressure from feminists (and federal authorities) to “do something” in such cases, universities have set up extra-judicial disciplinary tribunals where accused male students can be subjected to administrative punishment without the constitutional due-process protections they would have in an actual courtroom.

It is apparent that university officials — sincerely desiring to protect women from sexual assault but also desiring to protect themselves from lawsuits, federal regulators and bad publicity — have created a climate in which a “believe the survivors” doctrine gives deranged or dishonest women carte blanche to make accusations like Jackie’s tall tale of gang rape at the University of Virginia.

Go back and re-read Cathy Young’s interview with Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student who was accused of rape by “Mattress Girl” Emma Sulkowicz. According to that account, Nungesser had hooked up with Sulkowicz twice during their freshman year, then hooked up with her again at the start of their sophomore year. After that third hookup, Nungesser says Sulkowicz gave no indication that she considered her sexual activity with him to be coerced or abusive. It was apparently only after she compared notes with Nungesser’s ex-girlfriend that Sulkowicz decided to accuse Nungesser of rape.

HELLO? 2 + 2 = ?

If it walks like a vindictive bitch and it talks like a vindictive bitch, maybe you should suspect it is a vindictive bitch.

This is not to say I’d be willing to provide a character reference for Paul Nungesser, however, nor am I saying that I know for a fact that he did nothing wrong in his hookup with Sulkowicz. What I’m saying is that Sulkowicz’s motive for bringing a rape accusation against Nungesser looks more like revenge than justice, and if it weren’t for all the shrieking hysteria ginned up by feminists, people wouldn’t be afraid to say so. Feminists have succeeded in intimidating people into silence — “Shut Up, Because Rape!” — so that the voices of common sense cannot be heard. It’s the same story with the UVA hoax, as Ace of Spades says:

“In order to appease a noisy and influential political lobby, we’re all required to pretend along with Jackie.”

There is no actual evidence that anybody raped Jackie, just as there is no actual evidence that Paul Nungesser raped Emma Sulkowicz, and yet feminists are such an “influential political lobby” that we are required to “pretend along” with the accusers.

People are afraid to tell the truth, afraid to speak from the basis of their own experience and common sense, because they don’t want to be called names: Sexist, misogynist, “rape apologist.” Yet all of us know that some women are liars and some women are mentally unbalanced, and it isn’t hard to see how this endless crusade about a (non-existent) “rape epidemic” on college campuses could encourage crazy or dishonest women to make false accusations. Or, at least, these women make accusations for which there is no credible evidence and thus no basis for criminal prosecution, so that the only purpose served by making such an accusation is (a) to damage the reputation of the accused, and (b) to qualify the accuser as a “survivor” deserving of sympathy and support.

When we see feminists heaping praise on Emma Sulkowicz, we have to wonder what the effect of that celebration might be on the unhappy woman who wishes she could be applauded as a courageous feminist heroine. There has been a lot of talk about the “1-in-5” statistic, the debunked claim that 20% of female college students are victims of sexual assault. But investigate another statistic: What percent of female college students are mentally ill? Depression, anxiety, drug addiction, alcoholism, personality disorders — whatever the numbers may be, we cannot deny that a certain percentage of women are crazy.

Also, a certain percentage of women are vindictive bitches.

“I’m beginning to think that most lefty movements are just about broken people trying to manipulate the rest of us so they can feel good about their broken selves.”

It’s so true. In a nation of more than 300 million people, you can organize a movement of millions merely by appealing to the abnormal, the vindictive, the insane and the dishonest.

But why bring up the Hillary Clinton campaign now, huh?



33 Responses to “Sex, Lies and ‘Broken People’”

  1. RKae
    March 24th, 2015 @ 3:59 pm

    Can I just chime in here to state how deeply and how automatically I detest people who put the F-word on a protest sign?

    They think it really makes their point – in spades… or something. The only point it makes is that I will instantly devalue their opinions.

  2. RKae
    March 24th, 2015 @ 4:08 pm

    Yes indeed! The “broken people” theory is the best explanation.

    When I meet people like that – activist, loony notions of gender, drug use – they are completely dysfunctional. You can’t talk to them about ANYTHING without tripping some trigger in them. Just “Where do you want to eat dinner?” turns out to be a tiptoe through a mental minefield. They can’t do anything – banking, grocery shopping, buying a TV – without IMMENSE DRAMA, tears, and door slamming.

    I was at a friend’s house for dinner once, and his brother had a new girlfriend. Loony. She pontificated loudly about the need to legalize all drugs, doing that ol’ leftist tactic of pre-insulting anyone who might have a differing opinion.

    Undaunted by her pre-insult, I said it was nonsense, and that recreational insanity is not a good thing for any culture.

    She had to spend the rest of the evening wandering in the yard, chain smoking. She couldn’t enter the house because I was in it.

    They are not mentally functional.

  3. Daniel Freeman
    March 24th, 2015 @ 4:13 pm

    Wait. You mean this isn’t enough?

  4. Fail Burton
    March 24th, 2015 @ 4:58 pm

    The mentally ill part is a legitimate discussion. I have been astonished at how many of the most vindictive and sociopathic voices in the science fiction community admit to serious mental health issues. They are virtually all women. But one of the male ringleaders just did a post that is nothing more than an extended haiku to his depression.

    Here’s the latest 7 Tweets from Requires Hate, and they sound like someone in a padded cell:

    “Oh and accusing a WOC of being ‘jealous’ of a white woman has, uhhh, baggage. Putting it in terms white women can understand: if you criticize a dude
    and a bunch of dudes sneer that you’re just jealous of his success – how’d that feel, hmm? Like you’re dismissed out of hand and treated as a ‘hysterical’ child? Like they’re using their privilege against you? Gee, imagine that. More on the hierarchy of opinion: it’s very disturbing that abusive bigots will believe each other’s say-so, sans evidence – simply because they share a demographic (such as, say, being white). Meantime, those they’re bigoted against could present all the evidence in the world and the abusive bigots would still call them liars.”

    And she’s just Tweeting that stuff at herself. It’s just bizarre rage directed out into emptiness.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2015 @ 5:09 pm

    You might as well become a monk, but then they would call you a child molester.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2015 @ 5:10 pm

    You are out of control Daniel.

  7. Daniel Freeman
    March 24th, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    That was the last one, I promise!

  8. Daniel Freeman
    March 24th, 2015 @ 5:29 pm

    I read a quote from a local stand-up comic’s routine where he’s afraid to be around children, since if anything goes wrong he’ll be blamed, because he’s… a bachelor. It’s literally become a joke.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2015 @ 6:11 pm
  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2015 @ 6:12 pm

    I like them, but you are out of control! ; )

  11. Fail Burton
    March 24th, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

    “The Patriarchy stole my youth” – Ceefeuer Dix

  12. The original Mr. X
    March 24th, 2015 @ 6:56 pm

    So if we should “believe that the victim says”, does that mean that the Scottsboro boys ought to have been found guilty?

  13. Phil_McG
    March 24th, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

    You’re a wizard, Danny!

  14. M. Thompson
    March 24th, 2015 @ 7:55 pm

    Game, set, and match, sir.

  15. Finrod Felagund
    March 24th, 2015 @ 8:21 pm

    The most creative use of obscenities on signs that I’ve heard of was at Burning Man, the first time that media cameras came to see what it was all about. People figured that if they had obscene words on signs everywhere, that they wouldn’t film there or at least wouldn’t use the footage because of the expense of blurring out all the obscene words.

  16. Finrod Felagund
    March 24th, 2015 @ 8:26 pm

    You would think that at least a few of them would have read To Kill A Mockingbird.

  17. DocEpador
    March 24th, 2015 @ 8:43 pm

    A fair proportion of these crazy folks project Personality Disorder traits from Narcissistic and Borderline to Sociopathic disorders. Up to 2% of the US population is considered to have BPD alone. Is it any co-incidence that these diagnoses are under attack and being swept under the rug by progressive mental health activists?

    I’d love to see a survey of avowed feminists’ DSM IV diagnoses.

  18. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2015 @ 9:52 pm

    Let them continue to flail around.

  19. Adobe_Walls
    March 24th, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    So that’s where she’s hiding the server.

  20. Adobe_Walls
    March 24th, 2015 @ 10:20 pm

    They can’t read it, there must be a couple dozen triggers in that book.

  21. Fail Burton
    March 25th, 2015 @ 4:16 am

    I’m guessing it would be over 50%. Go look at the Twitter feeds of intersectional gender feminists and they are feral in their paranoia.

  22. Steve Skubinna
    March 25th, 2015 @ 5:59 am

    It’s akin to burning the flag. Okay, you’re exercising a Constitutionally protected right, good for you. I hope you’re not stupid enough to think I am going to admire your stance or sympathize with your position.

  23. Steve Skubinna
    March 25th, 2015 @ 6:03 am

    For these people dysfunction is a badge of honor, not an obstacle to overcome. And rather than seeking the validation of their apparent peers they’re really playing to those voices in their head.

  24. Steve Skubinna
    March 25th, 2015 @ 6:04 am

    Yeah, it’s the story of a rape denier who victim-shames.

  25. Zohydro
    March 25th, 2015 @ 6:38 am
  26. Quartermaster
    March 25th, 2015 @ 6:56 am

    Ye gods and little fishes! Warn us before using that again!

  27. Toastrider
    March 25th, 2015 @ 7:28 am

    The irony is that it’s clear both Tom and Atticus feel some sympathy for Maybella, even though her story’s liable to get Tom killed.

  28. robertstacymccain
    March 25th, 2015 @ 8:02 am

    Exactly. It would be a splendid project for the National Institutes of Mental Health, under the next Republican administration, to commission a team of psychologists to administer the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory to (a) Women’s Studies majors, (b) a random selection of female college students, and (c) a random selection of non-college females ages 18-24.

    This research would include follow-up interviews with the Women’s Studies majors to obtain biographical information — e.g., socioeconomic background — and questions intended to discover the psychological etiology of their misandry.

    My hunch is that feminists differ from normal women in non-random ways. There is a certain type of woman to whom this ideology appeals, and obtaining a definitive understanding of this phenomenon — the social and psychological demographics of feminism — is long overdue.

  29. Sex, Lies and ‘Broken People’ | Living in Anglo-America
    March 25th, 2015 @ 8:22 am
  30. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 25th, 2015 @ 9:16 am

    They all float down there…

  31. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 25th, 2015 @ 9:39 am

    That is the Hillary 2016 poster!

  32. Fail Burton
    March 25th, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    I agree there is some definite pattern that not only accounts for the hatred but how such people gather. I don’t know that we need to overthink this. For example how do neo-Nazis:

    A) find each other and

    B) how would that be magnified if neo-Nazis had the institutional support in the media and university systems feminism does.

    Given the presence of trigger warnings and the shared mass hysteria, you are seeing a tiny slice of troubled people given an inflated presence due to Twitter. Never in the history of America have so many people with anger management and mental problems had such easy access to the publicity structures of media, academia, celebrities.

    The internet is continually hungry for stories. If there were such a thing as a story-deficit we would be seeing it. My own take is that not only do these people emerge from situations where they are socially isolated and naive, but that exists in tandem with powerful prescription medications. When people have 300,000 or 150,000 Tweets that are relentlessly hateful that is not a normal human being but a person who is troubled. One anti-white personage in the science fiction community just bragged they had 50,000 Tweets in the last 18 months. This person is not a blogger and is only just starting out selling short stories, and those only to gay-feminist-friendly “diversity” outlets. And yet they are something of a celebrity, being asked to sit on Nebula Awards-weekend discussion panels when not even a member of the organization. That is an extremely clear indicator that this person’s sole path to recognition lies only in lighting up whites, men and heterosexuals on Twitter.

    Sitting next to that is the ego starved desire for attention of people who otherwise offer precisely nothing to art or produce anything anyone really wants. The 70 worst culprits in the Science Fiction Writers of America are probably routinely outsold by any number of SFF writers like Orson Scott Card alone. One thing is for sure – the hostility combined with a desire for attention and feeling of having been unfairly ignored is unmistakable.

  33. The original Mr. X
    March 25th, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

    “In other news, I gather that Atticus Finch is now the villain of To Kill A Mockingbird, because he disbelieved a survivor’s testimony,” as someone or other said in response to the #ibelievejackie campaign.