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Conscripted Creeps: A Look at How False Accusation Coerces Aggression by Strangers, Inspired by Nurse Micah Doris (Who Would Seem to Feel Misconduct During a Child Rape Trial Is Excusable)

March 14, 2019

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Contrary to what the reader might expect, this post isn’t about the ability of any moral zero to induce a court to believe whatever s/he wants it to about a target of his or her malice. Rather it’s about the power of false accusation to turn what might otherwise be ethical people into creeps (or […]

Laying the Blame for Epidemic Bullying where It Belongs: At the Feet of Feminist Liberalism

March 7, 2016

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I mentioned in the last post that a teenage girl I know, an AP student, told me she was called a “whore” through a website called Snapchat. She also told me classmates of hers—girl classmates—had accused her of prostituting herself for money to buy cocaine…which is pretty specific. It’s true the social media that the […]

What Restraining Order Defendants Need to Know That No One Ever Tells Them: The Truth Doesn’t Matter

June 28, 2015

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The ambition of this post, an intermission between considerations of graver subjects, is to dispel restraining order defendants’ faith in the value of “truth.” Defendants are led to believe that if they’re truthful in the defiance of lies or hyped allegations, all will turn out as it should. But truth is a false idol that […]

The “Nightmare” Neil Shelton Has Lived for Three Years and Is Still Living: A Father’s Story of Restraining Order Abuse

April 24, 2015

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The following account is reported by North Carolinian Neil Shelton, a father denied access to his son and daughter for “three years now and counting.” In his account, Mr. Shelton alleges that his sister, in collusion with his ex-wife, lied to have him involuntarily committed, and that one or more partners in the law firm of his ex-wife’s […]

Misperception of the Damages of False Accusation Isn’t a Girls-Only Fault

April 19, 2015

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“What the fuck is wrong with these people? I keep seeing the same argument again and again and again and again—the idea that being accused of rape is not simply as bad as being raped but often worse. I honestly can’t believe how people can be so fucking dense so as to think this is […]

False Accusations and Murder: More Headlines about the Effects of Finger-Pointing and Legal Abuse

April 18, 2015

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“[W]hy would someone lie about being sexually assaulted? What could be gained from that? Nothing, really.” —Tracie Egan Morrissey, Jezebel (Feb. 28, 2014) The quotation above derives from a piece titled, “Rape, Lies and the Internet: The Story of Conor Oberst and His Accuser.” It’s spotlighted because it echoes the sentiment expressed by the writer of […]

False Accusations and Suicide: Some Headlines about the Effects of Finger-Pointing and Legal Abuse (Culled for the Empathically Challenged)

April 14, 2015

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One of the stories highlighted below concerns a young man who was falsely labeled a rapist by some bullies at school. He hanged himself. He was 16. Another concerns a man who spent a year and a half in prison based on a false accusation of sexual assault (among other false accusations). While the man was […]