MUST-READ: Should women be accountable for their own decisions?

Laura of Pursuing Holiness writes the most amazing post ever written. (H/T ECM)

Here is her thesis:

We’ve come to this weird place in our history where women become babies instead of have them.  It’s all about choices – but not about consequences.  Rights, but not responsibilities.

You MUST read the whole thing.

She links to a number of articles to make each of her points. And her post is cross-posted at Hot Air, so she is participating in the comments as well.

False accusations

I noticed that Peter Sean Bradley had a related post up earlier this week about false rape accusations.

Excerpt:

A study of rape allegations in Indiana over a nine-year period revealed that over 40% were shown to be false — not merely unproven. According to the author, “These false allegations appear to serve three major functions for the complainants: providing an alibi, seeking revenge, and obtaining sympathy and attention. False rape allegations are not the consequence of a gender-linked aberration, as frequently claimed, but reflect impulsive and desperate efforts to cope with personal and social stress situations.”
(Kanin EJ. Arch Sex Behav. 1994 Feb;23(1):81-92 False rape allegations.)

This is actually done all the time in divorce courts in order to get custody of the children, and the child support payments that go with having custody.

Excerpt:

Yet patently false accusations of both child abuse and domestic violence are rampant in divorce courts, almost always for purposes of breaking up families, securing child custody, and eliminating fathers. “With child abuse and spouse abuse you don’t have to prove anything,” the leader of a legal seminar tells divorcing mothers, according to the Chicago Tribune. “You just have to accuse.”

Among scholars and legal practitioners it is common knowledge that patently trumped-up accusations are routinely used, and virtually never punished, in divorce and custody proceedings. Elaine Epstein, president of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, writes that “allegations of abuse are now used for tactical advantage” in custody cases. The Illinois Bar Journal describes how abuse accusations readily “become part of the gamesmanship of divorce.” The UMKC Law Review reports on a survey of judges and attorneys revealing that disregard for due process and allegations of domestic violence are used as a “litigation strategy.” In the Yale Law Review, Jeannie Suk calls domestic violence accusations a system of “state-imposed de facto divorce” and documents how courts use unsupported accusations to justify evicting Americans from their homes and children.

Also, consider the Teacher’s College professor who committed a hate crime against herself. She may have done this in order to get sympathy from those who were investigating her for plagiarism. Notice in the linked article that when she is accused of plagiarism, she blames the racism and sexism of her accusers! She is the victim, and her accusers are the oppressors.

UPDATE: From commenter James:

A UK newspaper recently presented that a great many women have *never* had sober sex.

Mike Adams recently wrote an article about a professor who has gotten in trouble for presenting peer reviewed papers which were topically relevant to students in class… trouble because they didn’t support the feminist line.

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8 thoughts on “MUST-READ: Should women be accountable for their own decisions?”

  1. A friend was divorced by his wife after she entered a cult. She perjured herself and falsely accused him of abusing the kids. She later confessed to this and apologized to my friend in writing. He documented this all very thoroughly and I saw the note myself.

    He took it to the judge and was told it wouldn’t be politically correct to charge her. Since when is justice politically incorrect?!

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  2. Great studies, and certainly this Hofstra case is a portal through which some reality can, at least for this short time, be discussed in public.

    A UK newspaper recently presented that a great many women have *never* had sober sex:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/One-20-women-NEVER-sex-sober-lack-body-confidence.html

    Mike Adams recently wrote an article about a professor who has gotten in trouble for presenting peer reviewed papers which were topically relevant to students in class… trouble because they didn’t support the feminist line:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/MikeAdams/2009/09/23/intellectual_rapists

    I think this touches on a larger problem of victimhood that is pulling apart our culture, and keeping the low, low. As long as you see yourself as oppressed and kept down, rather than largely responsible for your own actions and outcomes, you can never begin to imagine, much less act out, how to improve your situation, much less the situation of those around you.

    This is why I think that the proper application of the mind-body-soul mission of the church has been and will continue to be so very effective at changing lives and alleviating misery, whereever the faithful act as they should.

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  3. Totally agreed with Laura’s post. Women should share the same rights AND responsibilities as men do. I think legally they do, but culturally sometimes they do not.

    I think Laura came down a bit hard on the 24-year old woman that was drunk.

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