False rape accusations may sometimes mask economic harassment of men

To my knowledge, ideological feminists have not for some time admonished society with these stern words: “Women do not lie about rape.” If they have in fact ceased traveling this path toward angelizing women (while demonizing men), they no doubt have been bludgeoned into doing so by such high-profile cases as the falsely accused Duke lacrosse players and now the apparently falsely accused head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Says a CNBC report on the latter, the DSK case:

Twenty-eight hours after a housekeeper at the Sofitel New York said she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, she spoke by phone to a boyfriend in an immigration jail in Arizona.

Investigators with the Manhattan district attorney’s office learned the call had been recorded and had it translated from a “unique dialect of Fulani,” a language from the woman’s native country, Guinea, according to a well-placed law enforcement official.

When the conversation was translated — a job completed only this Wednesday — investigators were alarmed: “She says words to the effect of, ‘Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing,’ ” the official said.

In the past feminists have said, and some may still say, women don’t have a reason to lie about rape. But there are actually many reasons, most of which are easily found by an Internet search. But one reason isn’t brought up enough: women’s false accusations can be motivated by the hope of extorting money; in other words, a false accusation can be the perfect cover for economically harassing a man. Just as men sexually harass women to get sex, women economically harass men to get money. This the DSK case should make clear.

Before feminists can get most men to listen to what they have to say, they must make a monumental confession: Women are as good as men — and as bad. If I want someone to hear me out, I had better not try to come across as superior. I had better present myself with all my own faults and foibles.

See also “Economic harassment of men.”

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