This will be a quick post while Ferguson is still on my mind.
For those that don’t know California passed a landmark new law aimed at preventing sexual assaults and providing better avenues for victims to report the crimes. It’s a complicated law, but the most important thing it does is change the standard to affirmative consent. Basically, they shifted the focus during rape investigations from “did you say no?” to “Did she say yes?” It mostly serves to preempt the ambiguity defense favored by rapists of a certain MO.
The basic pattern is the same. Guy gets girl incapacitated in some way, be it drugs, alcohol, prescription medication, waiting till the middle of the night or some or all of the above and initiates sexual activity. Now, under existing law, this is already rape. The person has had sexual contact with a person unable to consent, but the rapists would defend themselves saying “She didn’t say no or do anything to stop me.: Never mind that before you have sex (or engage in sexual activity), you have a legal duty to ensure your partner is not only consenting, but also in the right frame of mind to give consent. Quite frankly, if you don’t do that, you’re a rapist and a piece of shit.
This small, but significant change has predictably brought out the MRA assholes in the internet. Usually young men who still live with their parents and blame their lack of a sex life and failed relationships on a shadowy cabal of feminists who actively seek to destroy men and everything men enjoy. This coalition of the douches often take their message to the masses, trying to find converts to their perverted cause, but anyone with a functioning brain stem usually laughs at them. This is one of those cases.
Put frankly. There is no reason to be against this law. If you don’t have consent before beginning or continuing sexual activity, you are a rapist. If you think “she said yes” matters when your partner is drunk, high, half asleep or affected by medication, you are a rapist. There is no reason to oppose this law other than “Damn! There goes my defense.”
Often the biggest worry for these douche-nozzles is that “innocent men are going to be falsely accused of rape.” They insist this happens to the average man at least five times a month, as if men around the country just live in fear of the police investigating them for rape. However, their hypocrisy and douchitude is clearly on display and can be attacked with one single observation: Outside of this travesty of justice of false rape, none of these pimply-faced asshats worries about false conviction. Go to any MRA site (I do NOT recommend that on a full stomach) and you will see a lot about “sluts and bitches” leading these poor nice guys on before dumping them in the dreaded “friendzone.” You will read all about how the feminists secretly desire to castrate all men and have their testicles from the rear view mirrors of their girl-power-mobiles. You’ll hear a shit ton of noise about the eroding rights of men under the demon specter of equality, but you won’t see a damn thing about the 100s (1000s?) of people sitting in jail right now for crimes they didn’t commit.
That is the heart of the problem. Put simply, these fuckknuckles don’t care about false accusations. They care about not losing their only path to getting any: Rape.