I rarely read Feministgal anymore. It's all a nonsense girl's club feminist echo-chamber. She used to allow an MRA named "Ennui" to comment and argue his point of view, but I guess he was too logical and backed them into a corner too many times, so they had to moderate comments. Now 0 debate takes place and 99% of the comments are in agreement with the feminist status quo- this is what makes it an "echo chamber".
Anyway, I saw this article on her blog, because I occasionally do check back on my old friend there to see what nonsense she's cooked up to make me laugh.
Basically, Palin is getting slammed because supposedly she "made a law" where women have to buy their own rape-test kits. While there is actually 0 evidence pointing this to Palin, and since no single person can actually "make a law", I do partially agree with that sort legislature.
I only agree partially because it leaves out so many other things that should be implimented.
1) Rape-test kit results should be required evidence in all rape hearings.
2) Rape-test kits should cost upwards of 2 grand ($2,000).
3) If rape is proven, the woman is refunded the money. If rape is not proven, then the money is not refunded and that is considered her fine for making false allegations.
4) Rape-test kits are available on loan: if rape is proven, the loan is forgiven. If rape is not proven, then the woman now owes the court money.
A common feminist retort is: "What if she waits too long for the kit?"
The response: Most people who are raped report the rape almost immediately after. People who report it much later are probably bullshitting.
Another common feminist retort is: "What if she's ashamed and takes time to build up the courage to report it, and in the meantime the evidence has healed/washed away?"
The response: As Judge Judy would put it: "I don't give a damn how you feel, you have a responsibility to report a crime as soon as possible."
The other common feminist retort will be: "But less women will come forward because they'll be scared of the cost."
The response: Boohoo honey. It'll save a lot of men from spending 20 years in jail and a ruined reputation just because some girl said so.
Fewer false allegations wasting police time and driving statistics higher.
More actual rapes will be fairly tried and convicted.
Feminists will oppose this because, I guess in their thinking, rape is such a horrible crime that if it costs 10 men going to jail on false accusations just to get 1 actual rapist in jail, then that is the price that must be paid for a woman to say "He raped me!" and her word to be golden.
Of course this will never happen in the current political climate. As Palin and McCain have clearly shown, anyone who deviates even slightly from the Feminist Agenda or is even percieved as wanting to "infringe" upon "women's rights" commits political suicide.
After some thought, I've come to another conclusion. Merely being accused of rape or sexual assault can tarnish a man's reputation. Even if the accusation is unfounded or proven false, or if the woman does later admit that she was lying, the damage to a man's reputation is permanent and can bar him from education and employment.
Thus, rape cases should be handled in private courts due to their sensitive nature.
If the man is convicted, there is no problem publicizing it.
If the man is not convicted, but no false allegation is proven, the case is filed away.
If the man is not convicted and a false allegation is proven, the man remains anonymous but the woman is made public as a false accuser.
Of course, this will bar many women who make false claims of rape from entering relationships with men who know their history. Good! This will protect men from false claims.
And that is all I have to say, and probably will ever say, about the rape issue. Too often it is used by feminists as a red herring to distract from an important issue at hand. Rape in and of itself is not a men's issue. False allegations of rape are a men's issue. If I talk about rape, it will be about mitigating and lowering the occurrence of false allegations. Thank you and goodnight.