ACC has decided to fund a pilot “healthy relationship” programme in secondary schools. In a Dominion Post report on Stuff, ACC to take lead in sex education, it is claimed that the corporation received 4800 sexual violence claims last year and spent about $44 million treating the victims.
Rape Prevention Education executive director Kim McGregor said there were “huge gaps” in high school sex education, with the focus leaning towards biology and health rather than relationships.
Many teenagers displayed a shocking ignorance about sexual violence, and even blamed the victims, she said.
“Most of them don’t know there is such a thing as consent. There is just an assumption that you have to take part in sex.”
McGregor has been prominent in the sex abuse industry since 1986, and has been Executive Director of Rape Prevention Education Whakatu Mauri (RPE) for most of the last decade. Despite the existence of numerous feminist-aligned groups in this field, there appears to be little evidence that their efforts are successful.
While most crime in NZ has decreased significantly in that time, reported sexual assaults rose 15% in 2011, when police recorded 3466 rapes and related offences. According to McGregor there has been a 45 per cent rise in sex offences since 2004.
Sexual violence seems to be a problem which expands to meet whatever funding is made available to prevent/promote it.
In the NZ Herald article, ACC programme teaches teens about building healthy relationships, the number of sensitive claims costing $44 million has more than tripled from the numbers reported by Stuff. According to ACC and Rape Prevention Education:
- in 2012/13, ACC spent $44 million on services for about 15,000 sensitive claims;
- about one-in-three to one-in-five girls is likely to be affected by sexual violence before their teen years;
- about one-in-six to one-in-10 boys is likely to be affected by sexual violence before their teens.
The new sex education programme will be run by ACC Sexual Violence Injury Prevention Programme manager Sandra Dickson, who said it would be a success if there was an increase in young people knowing what healthy relationships were [ie: according to feminist ideology – JohnP] and what unhealthy relationships were.
“We need to see a change in attitudes from attitudes that are likely to allow sexual and dating violence to be happening both in their own relationships and the relationships around them.”
Dickson has been promoting anti-male ideology (anonymously) since 2008 via her blog LudditeJourno. She has written a series of articles promoting the idea of Rape Culture, which is presumably seen as an ideal qualification for this new job indoctrinating NZ school pupils.
According to Canadian journalist Barbara Kay: ‘Rape culture’ fanatics don’t know what a culture is. Kay writes:
Indeed, the more closely one follows the increasingly hysterical volleys of rhetorical fire back and forth on this issue, the more apparent it becomes that those who speak of a rape culture don’t understand what the word “culture” actually means. To result in a “culture,” a phenomenon must be widely accepted as the norm.
Moral panic fuelled by ideology and righteous indignation quickly corrodes the critical faculties and blinds even otherwise intelligent people to objective facts. The numbers on campus rape don’t even come close to the famous “one in four”.
In an interview in the Victoria University students magazine Sex and Ethics, Dickson promotes a hard-line feminist view of rape.
I think we’ve got real problems with our laws in NZ. At the moment when people report rape, they’re really, really, really unlikely to get a conviction. We have all these stereotypes about that being because people who report rape aren’t telling the truth, but actually research suggests that police only get to hear about 12% of the rapes in NZ.
Most people who are raped are women, so we’re talking about most women not reporting when they’re raped. The second thing is that our justice system at the moment has appalling successful prosecution rates. International research shows us that’s not usually because the complaint is false, it’s usually because there are problems with how rape is prosecuted, with the collection of evidence.
One of the things that we have in NZ, in order to prove that someone has raped you, you have to prove that you didn’t consent to what happened. In a lot of other countries, it’s the other way around. In order to prove that you haven’t raped someone, you have to prove that you actually cared what they wanted. You have to prove that you made sure you knew they had consented.
Dickson has been a repeated critic of and spreader of misinformation about my wife Felicity Goodyear-Smith.
In 2012 she wrote an article supporting the attempt by police and DSAC doctors to fit-up George Gwaze for the rape and murder of his 10-year-old niece Charlene, who actually died from AIDS that she aquired from her mother at birth. Felicity did not testify at either of the two trials, which both found Gwaze innocent.
Previous to that, Dickson was an enthusiastic promoter of the conspiracy to link changes to the ACC clinical pathway with me, my father Bert and Centrepoint:
For a more accurate view of this controversy, and insight into why sex-abuse industry workers hate Felicity so much, check out:
Felicity Goodyear-Smith – Setting the record straight
So next time you pay your ACC bill, remember that some of it will be used to teach young men that rape is a normal part of NZ culture and that rapists in NZ are “really, really” unlikely to be convicted.
Who wants to bet that next year’s ACC spend on sexual violence will be lower as a result?