Women have good reason to be worried about mens rights activists (MRAs) because they have managed to convince themselves that the patriarchy isn’t actually harming women. Well I was directed to the blog, A Voice for Menand a post on what men should do if they serve on a jury in a rape trial. The basic premise is that in order to combat women’s false rape claims, any man who serves on a jury for rape, regardless of the evidence presented, should vote not guilty; for the sake of balance. The author concludes,
"Better a rapist would walk the streets than a system that merely mocks justice enslave another innocent man. And better a system that cannot be trusted as it is, be corrected from within by a single honest citizen in the name of real justice."
want to be clear: men who are falsely accused, charged, and/or convicted of rape are just as much victims are rape victims. I believe in the justice system, but I know as well as anybody that their are biases, both for and against men. The solution to false rape accusations is notacquitting men for the sake of balance. The solution is to combat the biases inherent in the system. This attitude is absolutely terrifying. I can’t say that I know what the statistics are regarding false rape accusations, but I seriously doubt they are as high as the actual rapes that go unreported. I suspect that the definition of rape that these men subscribe to is very different from what is the real definition. I pity these men and am absolutely terrified for the women in their lives.
The guy who wrote me the letter that I posted a few days ago is most certainly a MRA, even if he doesn’t identify as one. I tried to educate him but he was unwilling. I suppose it’s because MRAs believe feminists are "manginas". I haven’t bothered commenting on this site because I know that all that will happen is I will come off as just another angry feminist. Instead, I will continue to educate the men I encounter on a day-to-day basis in the hopes of heading off such sick beliefs.