Browsing All posts tagged under »false allegations«

Eclipse: A Short Memoir of Legal Abuse Featuring Mad Scientists with Boobies (Dedicated to Profs. Tenney Nathanson and Lynda Zwinger)

July 17, 2015


It’s common for complainants of legal abuse, particularly parents, to report they’ve been eclipsed or banished to the shadows. Some use less flowery language. “I’m dead,” they may say. More than displaced, they’ve been replaced. Their children have become strangers to them, and they have become phantoms of their former selves. My child was my […]

If a Man Who Complains of Procedural Abuse is an “MRA,” What Do You Call a Woman Who Complains of Procedural Abuse?

July 12, 2015


It isn’t just the men disparaged as “MRAs” (men’s rights activists) who denounce the injustice of feminist-inspired “women’s law.” Women also lose their homes, their families, their dignity, and their lives to misapplications of restraining order and domestic violence statutes. Unlike the men whose lot they share, these women aren’t distinguished with a label. I propose the acronym […]

A Wronged Father’s Immodest Proposal for Restraining Order Reform

June 23, 2015


The author of this guest commentary is a Virginia man whose wife obtained “three temporary restraining orders against [him], and finally got a permanent restraining order imposed against [him] in Colorado in January 2015, based on a claim of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual assault, and physical assault,” a claim made seven months after she had […]

It All Starts with the “Rape Question”: Before Society Can Be Expected to Redress the Harms of False Accusation, It Must First Be Led to Acknowledge That False Accusation Destroys

June 20, 2015


“Having demonstrated that the percentage of false sexual assault reports is not as high as many people think, this does not deny their terrible reality. We all know that false reports do really exist, and they are incredibly damaging both to criminal justice personnel and to the countless victims of sexual assault whose credibility they […]

Low and Outside: An Umpire’s Story of Restraining Order Abuse (by an Underhand Screwball)

June 6, 2015


The common assumption—one that’s been vigorously enforced by advocates of the “abuse industry”—is that restraining orders are used to protect “victims” from “abusers.” So-called abusers are represented as violent husbands or boyfriends, or as stalkers, representations that account for the ubiquity of restraining orders and the ease of their procurement. The man whose story of […]

“Chris Matthews [of MSNBC’s Hardball] Molested My Daughter”—Could Someone Falsely Make That Claim on a Restraining Order Petition and Face No Consequences?

June 5, 2015


The answer to the question in the title is yes, someone could falsely allege Chris Matthews is a child molester on a civil restraining order application and face no consequences…though the publicity might be unpleasant all around. Could someone falsely allege that NPR’s “Terry Gross procures young girls for pimps”? Yep (or feeds them drugs)—and […]

False Accusations and Procedural Abuse Hurt Pets…and May Be the Death of Them

June 3, 2015


This post is the first of a projected series that will explore the rollback of advances in women’s rights, civil rights, minority rights, gay and lesbian (GLBTQ) rights, children’s rights, and animal rights by bad procedural policy, bad procedural practice, and procedural abuse. The detriment to animal rights begins the series because dogs are dear […]


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