Saturday, March 19, 2011

Despicible Rape Story Where The "Victim" Lied

This issue of rape is hard enough.  We who live through it are never fully healed... I've dealt with mine getting close to 50 years and there are days when a smell, a sound, or even a flash of color or a tone of voice can be enough to revive everything.

One of the horrible things that a woman can do is make a false accusation of rape.  It victimizes good men who don't and would never consider raping anyone, not even for a nano-second.  It ties up public resources from the police to the District Attorney's and Public Defender's offices.  It demolishes the legitimate rape claims of people who have been assaulted and injured in a way that is nothing short of profoundly life changing. 

Yet there are women who are so cynical that they will do that.  ABC News and The Daily Beast told the story here  and here .  This woman used a false rape claim to conceal her murder of a coworker.  Both acts are heinous and despicable.  There is no defense for her lie.  There is no excuse she can ever make that will spark compassionate understanding in my heart for her doing that.  It is people like her, after all, who create a climate where outsiders can say that an 11 year old girl who was gang raped in Cleveland, TX must've deserved it because of the way she was dressed or because she took a ride in a guy's car.  That is the egregious, unforgivable part of false rape claims.  

Because of women like her, the real victims of rape end up being blamed, trivialized, shamed and worse.

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