Another woman speaks up about false rape. The damage it causes. The zero support for victims.
This lady presents what happens to a woman when she has been found to have made a false complaint.
False rape is not considered a crime. It is not considered damaging to a man.
If you are charged with such a crime, and you are found not guilty. That verdict is worthless in the eyes of the police and the public.
And the woman, who made that complaint, is almost never charged with a serious crime.
Now why is that?
Why are men and boys excluded from being victims when this happens?
We talk about psychological abuse. The state decided to let the public know what I did. No evidence no court. Still to date no apology and paid out I ever will. Doing the right thing what a joke.
Where have we heard safe than sorry. There are lines
I read today, of a 29 year old male.
Who for sex offending, kidnapping.
Got the minimum prison term, but no maximum term.
Our Preventative Detention, or life in prison.
I can imagine, his release would be fought against.
Conditions so strict, it’s still prison.
That is the problem, with false allegations.
There are males, that need accountability.
The flaw is a contradiction, of evidence.
The prosecution, has a high not guilty rate.
So they fail themselves, in testing the case.
That they did not have, beyond reasonable doubt.
So they gamble with peoples lives, getting paid for the time.
Testing the he said, she said cases.
Betting on the jury, believing the accusation.
What then of the innocent, thrown in the lottery.
Shall the jury pull there number, the odds must be half.
Believed or not, the experience pays a heavy price.
What then of the solution, to the false accusation.
The minister for sex and violence, has the answer.
Justice for the accuser, must be easier.
The odds don’t look good, and must improve.
The defence must reveal all, before the accuser does.
Of the accusers life, silence must now prevail.
Intimately for the tiniest of flaw, the male will be exposed.
The dice, weighted.
The blindfold, exposing an eye.
Extra evidence, added to the scales.
And some taken away, from the other cup.
Soon justice, will be guaranteed for the accuser.
If the punishment, is so harsh for men.
If an accusation, is exposed as a lie.
Why then is the accuser, not facing the same standard.
That what she said, is tested against what he said.
And her guilt, for lying tested.
His past ignored, hers intimately examined.
Like for men, let the jury decide.
The male risks now, life in prison.
When news articles report on a man being falsely accused, e.g. found ‘not guilty’ on the basis that the complainant’s claims were unreliable, changing and inconsistent with video or other evidence, the article ends with a list of agencies readers can contact if they are sexually assaulted! For example, see yesterday’s article here: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/christchurch-businessman-cleared-on-sex-charges-after-alleged-assault-on-young-staffer/H7YS4N5I2GZTJDVXXBWPH7L66A/
Isn’t that a kick in the face of the falsely accused man? One may as well report on a terrorist bombing then end the article with information about where you can send money to support the terrorist organization.
News articles never mention how the falsely accused man might get support or help. Of course, there is no service set up to provide help to falsely accused men, but one might expect the news organization at least to provide information about where those falsely accused can seek general counselling or mental health support.
Being falsely accused, interviewed by police, placed on bail restrictions, perhaps losing your job or business reputation simply on the basis of the accusation, perhaps losing your wife and contact with your children and therefore your property and much of your remaining earnings, and enduring a court trial in a process that can last several years will clearly cause huge harm mentally and often physically. That harm will usually be many orders greater than any harm that would have resulted from the momentary acts alleged by the complainant even if the allegations had been true. Falsely accusing men of sexual crimes can only be seen as severe violence yet it’s condoned.
Actually this could happen, to anybody.
All that’s needed now, is a place without cameras.
The judge left, judging truthfulness.
That is fraught with danger, as it’s guessing.
The women’s story, can actually be true.
Just as the mans story, can actually be true.
Yet the judge, must decide.
You must then, have a failure rate.
Worse that we don’t have culture, for consent.
Some would think, they have consent when they don’t.
A woman inviting a man to sleep in her bed, an example.
Some would judge that as consent, but it’s not.
A male can think he has consent, and act.
We are left to judge, points of view.
Yet something is missing, in thinking.
He was tried, at great personal costs.
Her act the same, as his alleged act.
Why then, is she not on trial.
The judge left, to judge her truthfulness.
I noticed recently Matt King acknowledging to some extent that justice systems in New Zealand needed to be overhauled.
While this is not a plug for the DemocracyNZ political party he’s currently fronting as a former police detective we should be interested in his perspective.
As a former National MP he might have something more substantial to say than what came from Simon Bridges which to be fair was nothing more substantial than what we saw from NZ First when they felt the need to chase the men’s vote.
The recent comment to the effect “our society is falling apart” suggests he might at least be worth listening to.