It seems feminists on college campuses, who hate frat boys and jocks because they represent everything about the power structure of college life they despise, have gained some traction with their “narrative” of widespread rape on campus. It’s hard to know how often this happens, but it seems based on the types of stories and people involved, this more often involves redefining awkward encounters, as well as, delusional attempts at revenge, as much as it coincides with an actual crime. What is missing from this narrative is that real rape does happen, and it happens by the cohort that commits other violent crimes: low IQ men from the ‘hood. We’ve seen a UVA student recently kidnapped and killed by one such monster. But instead of worrying about this, which would threaten the entire victimology superstructure, where anti-racism figures prominently, instead, bogeymen of a white frat boy campus rape epidemic has been invented. And when these “bad guys” do not materialize often enough, then they must be invented, as in the recent Rolling Stone expose of an alleged UVA fraternity gang rape, now exposed as a big fat lie.
The story was never very plausible. The characters involved were a little too close to type, and some of the facts simply did not make sense. More important, the author, blinded by ideology, never even bothered to do the most basic investigating, which would have shown there was no party on the evening in question, no fraternity rushing in the fall, and numerous other discrepancies. Here, as in Ferguson, it seems that people’s knowledge of how the world works is not based on direct experience, but on various stories and movies, which are themselves a type of propaganda, the product of liberal writers’ imaginations, and many of these stories, such as the endless parade of upper class white murderers on Law and Order, do not correlate even within an order of magnitude with what we know about crime from scientifically gathered statistics. The truth is most crime and criminals, unlike the debonair geniuses in movies, are incredibly vulgar, predictable, repetitive, and depressing in their regularity.
When we look at this issue, we instead see another important problem exposed: false accusations. There are a variety of reasons, including fast-forwarding to the varsity league of victimhood and a desire for revenge, that make certain damaged personalities make terrible things up for attention and sympathy. When you’re talking about a “he said, she said” situation, it’s very hard to adjudicate the facts without knowing more, and there is a strong incentive to make things up. Contrary to the conventional wisdom that women lying about rape is uncommon, it is well known in the family courts and among rape investigators that there is in fact a very high rate of false accusations, perhaps as high as 40%.
The current milieu in college and among young adults is undoubtedly damaging to men and women alike, as well as anyone who is concerned about our common welfare. Instead of the old regimes of marriage, or at the very least stable dating, we instead have a Darwinian struggle of “hooking up,” where 10-20% of the men amass nearly all of the women, who themselves have more hurt feelings from this utter lack of stability and commitment and frequent insults in the form of “trading up.” And other men too, invisible to the culture, are cut off from this festival, and they are the ones least likely to rape because of their lack of aggression is often the cause of their lack of success with women. They are increasingly embittered by their exclusion from the good times that the minority of men are having.
That said, it is a far cry from recognizing serious flaws in this state of affairs a couple of generations following the sexual revolution, to imagining that rapes are being perpetrated by jocks and frat boys en masse. As with the media obsession with police shootings–a tiny fraction of homicides, almost all of which are justified–the real problem of real criminals is being lied about by omission and an obsessive focus on the usual hate objects of the left. And it is time conservatives, chagrined by the state of affairs in college, do not cooperate with feminists who do not have the best interests of society at heart and who have no real interest in restoring sexual morality, which they deem an inherently oppressive structure. The feminist left are interested in destroying these men, because they are symbolic of everything they hate about America: its traditions and its people and its leaders, who historically have been white, male, and privileged.