False accusations of rape
False rape accusations are when somebody, usually a woman, accuses another of a rape that never occurred. It is an immoral, and disgusting thing to do. While these have existed before the internet, the rise of social media has enabled people to do so more easily.
Why They Suck
- A FRA isn't something you can simply ignore. It's a very serious accusation that can ruin an innocent person's life.
- They've existed long before the internet. One man spent 30 years in prison because of a FRA.
- However with the rise of social media, it's so much easier for someone to make an accusation especially with "listen and believe."
- Sadly even if you can prove your innocence, the damage is usually done. Todd Haberkorn was once falsely accused of sexual misconduct and was fired even when he proved that Jessie Pridemore was a liar.
- Rarely do women who make FRA get a comeuppance. Emma Sulkowicz, or Mattress Girl, is now hailed as a feminist icon after falsely accusing Paul Nungesser of rape even after he proved his innocence.
- Even when a woman does get a comeuppance, rarely does it fit the crime, usually a year in prison. Many comments around the internet suggest the punishment be equivalent to an actual rape charge.
- Many radical feminists like to downplay or deny the existence of FRA which led to the controversy over The Rising of the Shield Hero. The tweet pictured above suggests some women even encourage it, though some believe the tweet comes from an internet troll.
- While FRA are thankfully becoming common knowledge, it also means real rape victims are less likely to be believed unless there's proof. In other words, it's an insult to any actual real victim of rape.
- It's causing men to become even more distrustful towards women and avoid relationships out of fear of being falsely accused of rape.
- It's why the MeToo Movement is a joke.
- You want to know the worst part about this move, that they can get away with it. It actually led to Alec Holowka's life being ruined to the point he took his own life. Even worse, Zoë Quinn, the woman who did it is being rewarded for it, with an increase in Patreon supporters and DC even hired them to write another comic book.
- They have a history of being literally deadly. Most notably, in the American South prior the 1960s, FRAs were regularly used as an excuse to lynch innocent men. Of these men, most were black men, but there was also a large amount of white men as well.
- These accusations can also give more fuel to legitimate sexists as well.