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NCFM VP Marc Angelucci, Representative Akin had good reason to use the term “legitimate rape”

September 12, 2012

NCFM NOTE From Harry Crouch: Domestic Violence Industry operatives are using Representative Todd Akin’s poorly chosen words to coerce other legislators to pass their version of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, the version that still discriminates against half the population, i.e., men. NCFM VP Marc Angelucci in the article below clarifies Representative Akin’s comments unlike the media’s interpretation which, as usual, targets only the sensational. Please circulate this far and wide, send copies to your elected officials, and let’s counter the propaganda of the destructive Domestic Violence Industry. (Also see The National Organization for Women blasts efforts to include sensible and gender inclusive provisions in legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) )

Representative Akin had good reason to use the term “legitimate rape”.

By Marc Angelucci

Representative Todd Akin is in a heap of trouble over his statements about rape.  But putting aside his stance on abortion and the credibility of his claim that rape rarely results in pregnancy, Akin had good reason to use the term “legitimate rape.  And President Obama missed the point by retorting that “rape is rape.”  Yes, rape is rape, but not all rape accusations are true.  And that is obviously what Akin meant by the term “legitimate,” for which he should not apologize.

It may not be politically correct to say it, but false claims of rape are not rare. From the nine black teenage boys known as the Scottsboro boys who were falsely accused of rape in Alabama in 1931, to the lacrosse players at Duke University, to the recently exonerated ex-football star Brian Banks and the millions of other falsely accused individuals who received no publicity at all, this country has a long, dark history of false rape accusations against men.

The advent of genetic testing has given us a glimpse of this reality, as more and more innocent men are getting released after years of incarceration for rape convictions. But Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz points out that the publicized cases are the tip of the iceberg, as objective data shows the problem of false rape claims is a serious one and “the percentage of false reports in rape cases is considerably higher than the percentage of false reports for other violent felonies,” partly because false accusers are rarely prosecuted.

For example, Dershowitz cites a 2009 study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior in which a Purdue sociologist studied rapes in a small Midwestern city and two large universities and found that 40 percent of the accusers admitted they lied about being raped. Among those, half said they lied for an alibi, such as to cover up an affair. Another study by the U.S. Air Force found similar results, and the most common reasons the accusers gave for making the false rape claims were “spite or revenge,” “feelings of guilt or shame,” and to cover up an affair.”

At Hofstra University in Long Island, for instance, a woman accused five men of gang raping her in a dormitory bathroom, but then recanted after a videotape showed her wholeheartedly participating in the group sex.  Four of the men served time in jail before the woman recanted.

Granted, some accusers recant even when the claim is true. But it is also very likely that most false accusers do not recant at all. So there are two sides to that coin.

And there are other motives as well, ranging from mental illness to the completely outlandish. In one case, two women falsely accused a cab driver of rape because they didn’t want to pay the cab fare. Another woman falsely accused a man of rape because he forgot her name.

This is in no way to undermine true rape victims. Rape is a heinous crime that deserves serious jail time. But so are false accusations. Conviction or not, a false rape claim can destroy a person both psychologically and economically. According to Warren Farrell, author of The Myth of Male Power, false rape claims are a form of psychological rape and should face the same penalty that the accused faced.

Politics aside, false accusations of rape are a serious problem that should not be ignored out of political correctness.  And that reason, I cannot accept Mr. Akin’s apology.

Marc E. Angelucci is a men’s rights attorney and the Vice President of the National Coalition For Men.

© Marc E. Angelucci.


Article by Alan Dershowitz. “When the rape rap is phony,” Washington Times, 8/10/94.

False gang rape videotaped.

Representative Todd Akin

Representative Todd Akin

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9 Responses to NCFM VP Marc Angelucci, Representative Akin had good reason to use the term “legitimate rape”

  1. callitrichid on December 1, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    …except that is not the context in which Akin said it. He was incorrectly under the impression that the stress due to the physical act of rape would initiate some mechanism to prevent fertilization or implantation. He did not categorize it in such a way to imply that women don’t get pregnant in “illegitimate rape” because there was no rape that actually took place. This is a twisting of context to suit your personal, and tangentially related, belief system.

  2. Brent on September 12, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    So sad to see how women are totally controlling the rape issue and playing the victim.

  3. Mark on September 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    So why do the courts still consider men less able to raise a child, when they clearly are able to do so? I know this is off topic, but how is it that we have virtually no power these days. The courts seem to allow women to get away with everything and leave men stranded giving the woman a child that she obviously makes mistakes with. We pay an arm and a leg for attorneys and rarely receive any real results. The courts side with women who refuse to give medication to a child prescribed by two doctors, because it is not the perfect medication. They allow the children to be raised in a cult / religion even if the father does not agree to the child being in that religion and knows that as soon as the child is old enough they will be brain washed and will no longer talk to the father. How is this ok? The courts refuse to look at the situations logically. When it comes to looking at the men they find every fault. Where are the equal rights we supposedly have?

    • Doc Savage on September 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      We are men, we don’t have rights just responibilities.

  4. Eric Ross on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    What many men do not know, or unwittingly shrug off, is that over the years, the gender feminists, flanked by the lawyers in legislatures seeking to expand the markets for legal ‘services’ introduced incremental changes into rape laws, which have effectively converted almost any kind of consensual heterosexual sex into “rape”.

    Men, meanwhile, have been oblivious to these drastic changes that made them guilty until proven innocent. “Oh, it surely cannot be this bad”, men say, even if you tell them. But they never bothered to look up their state’s Penal Code.

    Yes, it is that bad. Even worse. The case may go to the civil court, with no jury. As Catharine A. McKinnon, the mother of feminist jurisprudence, summed it up in her prolific writings, any kind of heterosexual sex is a rape of a woman. Her nonsensical sophistry has been codified in the state laws, well coordinated across the US.

    The misinformed, disorganized, apathetic, indifferent men on the street go blithely ’bout their daily routine and do not seem to care — until they are victimized in a major way. By then it is way too late.

    • Doc Savage on September 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM

      Eric you are right I have seen it happen to a man I know. He told me that it was the most expensive piece of ass he never got or wanted. Unbelievibly he still clings to the old addage that all men are bad. how sad is that?

  5. Eric Ross on September 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Short. Sweet and to the point. For every legitimate rape, there were four reported falsely, as a Police Chief in the UK reported. He was fired.

    Nancy Friday, an expert on female sexuality, the author of “My Secret Garden” and many other books on female sexuality. In her book “Women on Top”, she writes about women:

    The most popular guilt-avoiding device was the so-called rape fantasy – “so-called” because no rape, bodily harm, or humiliation took place … It simply had to be understood that what went on was against the woman’s will. Saying she was “raped” was the most expedient way of getting past the big NO to sex that had been imprinted on her mind since early childhood.

    Not only have false allegations of rape been a device to avoid responsibility for having a sexual relationship, it has been a tool for revenge in failed relationships, and a path to quick riches in hopes of fat settlements.

    • Ivan on September 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      Sad . Very sad to be a men in North America this days !!
      Why any guy would go to a war for this Misandric country is beyond me ??!!

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