Letter to the Editor Notes How Claims of “Abuse” Are Used to Exert Control

June 3, 2018

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Some recent critical scrutiny by the author of this blog was inspired by a restraining order petitioned by Warrenton, Virginia Vice Mayor Sunny Reynolds against a constituent and political rival of hers. Since the March prosecution, Ms. Reynolds has been voted out of office (reportedly by a margin of 2 to 1) and replaced by […]

Resistance Is Feudal: Understanding the Role of the Court, Especially in Civil “Abuse” Prosecutions

May 28, 2018

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The role of the court, despite popular notions and its own rhetoric, is not to mete out justice. The role of the court is to keep power where it’s “supposed to be.” Does that mean the court privileges plaintiffs over defendants, the rich over the poor, and the titled over the commoner? Generally, yes. Little […]

About Liberalism and Its Deterioration of Civil Rights…and Its Own Credibility

May 21, 2018

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Liberals are curiously less than rapturous about a political victory only they could have accomplished: the election of Donald Trump, a living caricature straight from the pages of a satirical novel, to the country’s highest office. Liberals do count as a victory, and have for a long time, laws that authorize the wholesale removal of […]

A Brief Introduction to Feminist Rape Culture

May 17, 2018

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“For those who don’t know, rape culture is an environment in which rape is highly prevalent, normalized and excused by the society’s media, popular culture, and political figures.” —Ashley Jordan, The Humanist Copyright © 2018 RestrainingOrderAbuse.com *Omitted from this collage, its author realizes belatedly, is the acronym VAWA, which stands for a vector of evil. […]

Fighting the Arizona Injunction Against Harassment

May 14, 2018

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“Let’s face it, sometimes you get wrongfully accused of harassing someone. Perhaps it is a vendetta, a figment of the accuser’s imagination, or something else. […] The mere accusation, even if unfounded, can be devastating to your reputation and may imperil your chances of employment, could lead to the loss of your right to possess […]

Katie Roiphe Rebukes the Trivialization of Due Process by Feminists but Is Scarcely Less Guilty of It Herself

May 12, 2018

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A recent post on this blog commended NYU Journalism Prof. Katie Roiphe’s essay, “The Other Whisper Network: How Twitter feminism is bad for women,” published a few months ago in Harper’s. Certainly its observations about feminism’s “vicious energy and ugliness” are unimpeachable—and for their confrontational candor, remarkable. It feels as if the feminist moment is, […]

Tell Us a Story: Using Pennsylvania’s Laws to Expose Restraining Order Lawlessness

May 7, 2018

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“The court determines a witness’s credibility and may infer fear based on the witness’s testimony describing the defendant’s actions.” —Karch v. Karch, 885 A.2d 535 (Pa. Super. 2005) Complainants of false allegations and judicial bias in restraining order prosecutions express disbelief that lying in court or forming rulings based on lies can be legal. Some […]