The Great Campus Mass Rape Hoax
For decades, feminist academics and their neophytes on the campuses of the Western world but particularly the United States have been bombarding the media and politicians with their ludicrous claims about a so-called rape culture. According to them, one woman in five, one in four, or even one in three will be raped or sexually assaulted at some point in her life if not in her freshperson year. Nowhere are these sexual assaults more rampant than on campus. Now though the rad-fems and their white knight allies have finally overplayed their hand, and the truth is being slowly revealed.
The full length documentary The Hunting Ground that was released in January this year, endorses this nonsense, but has been severely criticised including by no fewer than 19 Harvard law professors in a press release relating to the allegation that a student named Kamilah Willingham was raped by another student.
Harvard alumnus Willingham is now Program and Outreach Director of the California Women’s Law Center, something that will surprise no one who is au fait with the true facts of her case. Previously she worked for Just Detention International. Willingham comes across as an intelligent, soft spoken, homely, attractive girl, the butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth type. She is certainly both soft spoken and attractive, but she is also a shameless liar who has the temerityto call herself a survivor of sexual assault, as though her life was in danger the night high on cocaine and alcohol she had an ambiguous sexual encounter with Brandon Winston, who although cleared of sexual assault had his life put on hold for four years and his future nearly destroyed because of her venality.
Willingham had been out clubbing with Winston and a female friend. All three appear to have consumed copious amounts of alcohol and to have taken cocaine. Cocaine is of course a highly illegal substance in the US, and not the sort of thing a student should have been shoving up her nose while studying at one of America’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. It is well documented that prolonged use of cocaine can cause both visual and audio hallucinations, but even a single line can be dangerous, especially when used in conjunction with alcohol. As one academic source points out:
“Some cocaine users report feelings of restlessness, irritability, anxiety, panic, and paranoia.”
The very sort of things a genuine rape victim might feel.
How much credibility does Willingham’s claim have anyway when she admits to clubbing, drinking alcohol, snorting coke with a long time friend, then accuses him of drugging and sexually assaulting her when he stays the night? But wait, here comes the kicker, if a man and woman get drunk together, get high on cocaine or some other drug, then have sex, he can be held accountable for his actions by being accused or even convicted of rape, but the other party, however willing, gets to call herself a survivor. In any case, as stated, Willingham’s alleged attacker was cleared of sexually assaulting her, but this plausible though venal young woman is still claiming survivor status, and albeit on a smaller scale than Somaly Mam, conning the world.
Sadly or otherwise, Willingham’s tale of woe has much in common with similar tales, because of the most highly publicised stories of women being raped on and around campus by students over the past decade, with one exception – Vanderbilt – every single one of them has proved to be a hoax. They are, in chronological order:
Duke Lacrosse gang rape Hofstra University gang rape Landen Gambill Emma Sulkowicz Erica Kinsman The UVA hoax
Duke Lacrosse was the most notorious because it was so transparently false, was plugged by a corrupt District Attorney – who ended up in gaol – and because of the racial angle. The alleged victim in this case was an exotic dancer (stripper) who was booked by several members of the Duke University lacrosse team. She turned up drunk, high, or both, and passed out. As the students who hired the act had shelled out seven hundred dollars, they might well have been angry.
Crystal Gail Mangum’s allegation was riddled with holes, and was eventually shown to be totally false, but not before no fewer than 88 members of the university faculty had signed a letter condemning the lacrosse team, even though no charges had been laid. In spite of her blatant lies, Mangum faced no sanction for filing a false report or perverting the course of justice, and went onto murder her lover, Reginald Daye.
In 2009, an equally outrageous story of a phantom gang-rape appeared at New York’s Hofstra University when the 18 year old Danmell Ndonye told her boyfriend she had been violated by five men, and he insisted, rightly, that she report the foul deed. Four were quickly arrested, but unlike the Duke victims they had actually had sex with their accuser, a sordid though consensual act. Fortunately for them, one of their number had either the good sense or the Providence to video the encounter, which showed her directing the action. When this came to light, Felipe Stalin, Kevin Taveras, Jesus Ortiz and Rondell Bedward were released from gaol.
Writing in the New York Daily News, Michael Daly said they must have had no sense of shame because no young woman would consent to having sex with five guys in a bathroom unless she was “seriously troubled”. While the first part of that statement is true, the second is not; the sad fact is that many young women nowadays are sluts. Last year, a British tourist in Magaluf on the island of Majorca was videoed fellating no fewer than twenty men in quick succession on a dance floor. (For reasons of taste rather than censorship, this sick video will not be linked here). True, it takes two to tango – or twenty-one in this case – but it isn’t only young men who have no sense of shame. Daly even expressed surprise that the Hofstra group sex had been videotaped, but what would have been the likely outcome for these students if it hadn’t been? He added:
“Confronted with DNA evidence, the accused often argue the sex was consensual. [As it is mostly in cases of so-called date rape].
In 2013, University of North Carolina student Landen Gambill accused her former boyfriend of raping her repeatedly months after their relationship had ended. As the two were not been living together and she was not dependent on him financially or in any other way, one might ask how this was possible? If a woman, including a student, is raped, the correct thing to do is report it to the police as soon as practicable. Gambill did not, and the case was adjudicated internally. This is no way to treat an alleged felony; allegations of rape should always be dealt with by the proper legal authorities, and if there is sufficient evidence, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Having said that, it is possible to have some sympathy for the University because Gambill might have withdrawn the complaint. When she did not, it should still have been turned over to the police. Her alleged assailant was found not guilty, and the non-case against him dismissed. Gambill was not happy with this, and sounded off about it. This brought her into conflict with the University’s honor code, and she was warned she could be sanctioned; the maximum penalty for this offence being expulsion.
At this point, Gambill took her facile complaint to the court of public opinion, where it received widespread publicity, including from Greta McClain, who whined Student threatened with expulsion after admitting she was raped – indeed. Gullible Greta says she is a former law enforcement officer, but obviously she left her critical faculty in the same place as her badge, because all she (and many others) did was paraphrase a press release. Gambill may be a stunningly attractive blonde, but she is clearly toxic, as well as a head case.
The previous year, August 2012, saw the non-rape of mattress girl Emma Sulkowicz which has been discussed here before; although Sulkowicz is clearly a false accuser, she is probably not lying in the conventional sense, rather she is a deeply troubled young woman as evinced by the disgusting pornographic video she produced and starred in after she ended her mattress protest. Her mental state aside, she was rational enough to recruit two of her friends to make similar allegations against her victim, hoping to portray him as a serial rapist. Sulkowicz claims she did not report the alleged offence immediately because she was too traumatised. This is a standard ploy of many false accusers, because a genuine rape almost always leaves physical evidence, and if there is none, then the chances are the lady is not to be taken seriously. This does not mean that all women who delay reporting are false accusers, but by the same token, an alleged victim who reports promptly is not necessarily telling the truth. Which brings us naturally to Erica Kinsman.
Although Florida State University student Kinsman reported her alleged rape promptly, that is as far as her credibility goes. The student she accused, Jameis Winston, was a none-too-bright black youth on a sports scholarship whose behaviour off the field left much to be desired. While he may fit the profile of the young black rapist, the evidence that he raped Kinsman does not exist. Kinsman’s credibility is so low that even other female students did not believe her. She told several conflicting stories, and the bruising she suffered, on her knees, was consistent with the claim that she had fellated Winston in the bathroom after the two were interrupted on the bed. Kinsman’s lawyer, who is also her aunt, has attempted to try this case in the court of public opinion. Where have we heard this before? Her narrative that there has been a massive cover-up by the authorities beggars belief.
This is the Deep South, remember? This is the place where young black men – and at times not so young black men – are shot with impunity by racist police officers. This is the place where young black men in particular can be fined if they wear their trousers an inch too low. And now we are being asked to believe that these same racist police officers are conspiring with the university authorities to protect the black violator of a white girl? Get real.
November last year saw what is unquestionably the most outrageous rape hoax since at least the notorious Tawana Brawley case. The Rolling Stone article A Rape On Campus has now been thoroughly discredited. It sounded implausible from the beginning because any woman who had been gang-raped in such fashion would have required immediate and serious medical treatment, but as usual, the gullibles swallowed it whole, after all, failing to believe a rape victim uncritically is rape apology, right? Even if there was no rape, and the victim is a shameless liar.
These are the major campus rape hoaxes, but there are others. Andrea Pino and Annie Clark are both self-styled rape survivors who appear in The Hunting Ground. Pino claims to have been raped at an off-campus party at Chapel Hill, which begs the question, had she been smoking the same illicit substances as Landen Gambill, or whatever it was that screwed up her head? Instead of filing a police report, Pino waited then reported it to the school. Clark has even less credibility; she claims to have been the victim of a stranger rape, one she waited seven years to talk about, though not to report. What is really going on here?
What we are seeing is not rape culture in action, but a systematic campaign by feminist activists to perpetuate a mythical rape culture in order to promote a political agenda. Some of the women involved in this campaign are not motivated by politics, they are simply head cases. Others are both, ie fanatics and seriously mentally disturbed. Here are a few other players:
Mariam Kashani: way back in December 1990, this George Washington University sophomore student claimed two young black men had raped a white student at knifepoint on campus, an allegation that had obvious racial overtones. It turned out to be a total hoax.
August 28, 2001: In Iowa, student Katie Robb claimed to have been kidnapped by four black men and raped. Two days later she admitted she had made the whole thing up.
Desiree Nall: in 2005, she claimed to have been raped in a bathroom at Rollins College. During Sexual Assault Awareness Week! She would later recant.
The son of a Nigerian pastor, Praise Martin-Oguike is accused of raping a fellow Temple University student in June 2012. Seventeen months later, he is cleared. His accuser remains anonymous.
Meg Lanker-Simons: in 2013, this University of Wyoming undergraduate was the victim of on-line rape threats. And they were posted by…the lady herself.
Tanya Borachi: also in 2013, this young woman claimed to have been attacked at Gainesville. Florida, in the Campus Lodge apartment. Later, she admitted she had made it up.
And in the UK: May 2010 saw Nigerian medical student Olumide Fadayomi cleared of rape. The trial judge at Sheffield Crown Court attacks the CPS for bringing the case.
July 2010: A Nigerian student studying in the UK is given an 18 month sentence after falsely accusing a cleaner of raping her. The man Temitope Adenugba pointed her mendacious finger at was apparently a fellow Nigerian, old enough to be her father, and had even loaned/given her money. No good deed goes unpunished.
April 2012: University of Cumbria student Chloe Fox, is given a suspended sentence after wasting 650 hours of police time by crying rape.
The list goes on. Students make false allegations of rape for numerous reasons. Universities are hotbeds of promiscuity on both sides of the Atlantic, and have been since at least the 1960s. For example, one 1970s student who graduated from Bristol University in England slept with perhaps two dozen men during her time there. She went on to cuckold her first husband, and divorce her second. This student became a doctor, a research scientist, then a project manager, and was also the best blowjob in Reigate. By contrast, her eldest daughter who likewise graduated from Bristol had only one major love affair before she married (to a man who dumped her unceremoniously for no good reason); she went on to become a successful corporate lawyer.
Kamilah Willingham became part of this hook-up culture, and for whatever reason decided to trash the life of an intimate friend. Mattress Girl did the same; ditto Landen Gambill; Annie Clark jumped on the end rape culture bandwagon, and so on.
Leaving aside the plethora of false allegations, feminist students and most of all feminist academics have absolutely no respect for either truth or due process. Two shocking examples will suffice, first a recent article by Yale sophomore Helen Price. In An unsafe campus, which is probably honest but seriously flawed, Price argues that rape is different – a very common and likewise flawed belief – that the women she calls survivors should be able to report alleged rapes to the university – as at present – and should not be compelled to report them to the police. What is wrong with this position? Rape is a felony, and therefore a police matter. The police have the resources and the specialty to investigate claims of rape. Unless an allegation is in some sense historical (as with Gambill and Sulkowicz) when it may be advisable for an accuser to think carefully before proceeding with it, the police should be called in at once. (An amusing insight into the mentality of Yale sophomore Price can be found here).
The real reason there is such strong opposition to this new policy, is because there can be consequences for filing blatantly false police reports, and the majority of rape and sexual assaults on and around campus are indeed false. Reporting to the institution is risk-free for the accuser, and may lead to an innocent man having his future trashed because of a drunken hook-up, revenge by a vindictive little tart, or a gratuitous false allegation by an attention-seeking head case.
The utter dishonesty of feminist academics with regard to rape is laid bare in the journal Violence Against Women, (December 2010) in which Joanne Beshonesty of feminist academics with regard to rape is laid bare in the journal lknap makes the ludicrous claim that false rape allegations are practically non-existent then goes on to question the perceived (and correct) wisdom about the Tawana Brawley and Duke Lacrosse rape hoaxes.
This hysteria over campus rape has been debunked countless times, but the fanatics keep parroting their lies and nonsense. Way back in 1993, Katie Roiphe published The Morning After: Sex, Fear And Feminism in which she recounted her personal experience which was totally at odds with the garbage that two decades and more on is still being peddled by The Hunting Ground. More recently the Washington Examiner echoed her sentiments. The same publication revealed too that the people behind The Hunting Ground are every bit as venal as the feminist academics of American high academe; one of them had been caught editing Wikipedia to bolster Erica Kinsman’s allegations against Jameis Winston. How dishonest can you get?
From the blatantly dishonest to the absurd, last month another airhead, Aimee Levitt, wrote about a woman who was allegedly raped while a student in 1979. She didn’t report the rape because she didn’t realise for six months that she had been raped, and had continued to date the same individual. Three and a half decades later she decided to file a police report. As if that isn’t bad enough, this woman has taken it upon herself to advise victims of sexual assault, including real ones, unlike herself.
In the US there are statutes of limitations, so a rape allegation of that vintage will not lead to prosecution, but in the UK, men have been charged with and even convicted of historical sexual assaults, including rape, with absolutely no corroborating evidence. We have seen them accused by all manner of demented females who testify from behind screens, snivelling into their handkerchieves and recounting how their lives have been ruined by a rape or perhaps only a grope that happened, 10, 20, even 40 years previously. When the accused is a celebrity, these women crawl out of the woodwork, out of the gutter, and in a few case out of the sewer to point the finger, and it is very difficult for uninformed juries unaware of the frailty of human testimony to reject all these allegations as spurious, especially when expert evidence is excluded, which is almost all the time.
We have seen a similar frenzy in the US too with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, who has been repeatedly branded a serial rapist; the fact that some of these allegations are refuted by chronology and that Janice Dickinson, his loudest accuser, has been shown to have lied repeatedly, makes no impression on the media. Survivors must be believed uncritically, however ridiculous their claims.
Let us look at this from a personal perspective. What would Aimee Levitt say if her own father were arrested on the word of a woman who claimed he had raped her before she was born, a woman who had continued to date him for six months after the dastardly deed?
If female students can’t recognise rape when it happens, or imagine it has happened when it hasn’t, one might reasonably suppose they need some guidance. A campus police chief in Georgia spoke out against this madness, and ended up being fired. This is the way the sisterhood deals with dissenting voices, especially those who see through their racket.
Does all this mean there is no rape on campus, per se? Sadly no, but the real problem with the sexual abuse of teenage girls in the United States can be found among high school students. First though we should mention the Vanderbilt case and that of Gregory Stako.
The Vanderbilt University rape trial which was held earlier this year, resulted in the conviction of two students who faced heavy gaol time. Although a mistrial has been ruled, the grounds for this seem flimsy indeed, but the judge is clearly intent on justice being done, being seen to be done, and in the event of conviction at the retrial, no grounds for appeal.
Then there is the case of Gregory Sako, who was convicted of raping a woman (not a student) at a Halloween night fraternity party in 2008. He was given an eight year sentence, and his conviction was upheld on appeal. Sako’s defence, such as it was, was similar to that of the Vanderbilt defendants – I can’t remember, I was too drunk. In August 2010, his parents pleaded his innocenceblaming his conviction on drink, with no concern at all for the victim, who had clearly been raped. In the Ched Evans case, the alleged victim claimed to have been unable to remember the sex he said she had consented to (too drunk to consent). That gambit may work for an alleged victim, but it doesn’t work for an accused.
While the Vanderbilt and Sako cases are exceptional, there have been a number of cases involving not university students but high school students that illustrate the real problem. In the disgraceful Steubenville case, a teenage girl got drunk (or was got drunk) and was then paraded around like a piece of meat by a group of teens who genuinely thought it was funny. Although the victim was only digitally penetrated, in Ohio this counts as rape.
Daisy Parsons was fourteen years old when she claimed to have been raped by another schoolkid. Although the rape case was dropped, the behaviour of Matthew Barnett was outrageous.
Most tragically, in Nova Scotia, Rehtaeh Parsons was just seventeen years old when she committed suicide after photographs were distributed of her apparently being raped at the age of fifteen.
The case of Harry Potter clone Owen Labrie is the odd one out, although he wascleared of rape. All the other cases, every single one of them, involved excessive use of alcohol, and in the case of airhead false accuser Kamilah Willingham, drugs. Telling students (male and female) not to get drunk or use drugs is about as useful as the feminist mantra about teaching men not to rape, but along with much violent crime, including murder, excessive consumption of alcohol is the root cause of so much suffering in Western society, and the women are catching up. This is the real problem on campus, not the fantasy of rape culture propagated by the likes of Helen Price, and the one that needs to be addressed not only in universities but nationwide. Good luck with that.