Archive for September, 2012

How you can agree with someone and still have that person piss you off?

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

If you have read previous blog posts of mine, you would know that I am not a big fan of Roger Canaff. But there are many things that he stands for that I also agree with. I mean, take his most recent post at this time is about Republican Congressman Akin and his horrific comments on rape.

I agree with most of what he says. Rape accusations are not often fabricated. I agree with his explanation of those who would be apologists for rapists and for the most part wouldn’t word it differently.

But when he makes a comment like this:

 … is a natural outgrowth of the equally baseless male hysteria that birthed the myth that women regularly lie about rape in order to recapture their virtue.

I cannot help but think of his friend, my false accuser. Women may not regularly lie about rape in order to recapture their virtue.  But when this happened to me, when his friend did this to me, the first comments by my mother was that this was exactly what she was doing, that she was just trying to lie to recapture some perceived lost virtue.

The problem with people like Roger is that the mere suggestion that someone might have lied about being a victim of sexual violence will cause them to ostracize them as being hysterical. I am not hysterical. It happened to me. His friend did it to me. He is a false rape accuser apologist.