Lust, Lies And Statistics

That 15% of the female undergrads at UT-Austin said they had been raped is certainly shocking. Sure, it’s below the other statistics constantly promoted to demonstrate that there is a campus rape epidemic, but it’s still a huge percentage. Huge enough to compel a college president to speak out.

“The first injustice committed in every assault or inappropriate behavior is the act itself, but the second injustice is often the silence of the community surrounding the survivor,” UT-Austin President Gregory L. Fenves told The Dallas Morning News. “We must not be silent anymore, and we must not be afraid to face the very real problems that exist at our university and in society in general.”

What does that even mean, “the silence of the community surrounding the survivor”? Did Fenves have a stroke, fatally impairing his ability to think, to speak, to utter comprehensible phrases? Not likely. It’s a job requirement, to string together words to form some vague sense of meaning that warms the feelings of the deeply passionate while saying nothing remotely comprehensible. Hell, it’s a requirement to obtain a humanities Ph.D. today.

But if true, if 15% of co-eds are being raped, what sort of sick, disgusting perverts are being admitted to UT-Austin? And the word “true” is the key. When Eric Turkewitz sent this over, he asked one question: “Lies?”

But UT-Austin officials confirmed the veracity of the number, saying 15 percent of the female undergraduate students they surveyed said they were “raped, either through force, threat of force, incapacitation or other forms of coercion such as lies and verbal pressure.

For some time now, I’ve noted how the definition of rape has slid from cognizable conduct to a feminist fantasy of post hoc rationalization. What constitutes force or threat of force might have been the question in some ancient time, but that’s no longer a question. Incapacitation once meant something along the lines of “passed out,” but now means “had a beer,” though it’s only applied to women.

But coercion? Lies. Verbal pressure.

There are some obvious retorts, not the least of which is that these claims infantilize women, who are, if these notions are real, too intellectually and emotionally weak to stand up to men. For those of us who believe in equality, this is a troubling argument. For those who are better at lying to themselves, they can come up with an excuse for anything, such as why women are equal but inferior when it comes to withstanding male pressure.

There have always been lies and verbal pressure involved in sexual politics. On both sides. Women make themselves appear more attractive to gain the attention of a man who interests them, concealing their flaws behind makeup and spanx. Men do the same. And both do so for some fun along the way to their ultimate mating ritual. They tell each other things that aren’t true, from their love of Jesus to their hatred of hipsters.

It’s part of how the sex game is played. And some women play hard to get. And some men neg women to turn them around. And one pushes one way while the other pushes the other. A promise that one cares deeply, broken a month later when the same promise is made to another of the species, becomes a lie in the feelings of the rejected co-ed. Lies and verbal pressure are the sort of vagaries that conceal all manner of hurt feelings, and explain away a failed romance or poor decision.

If you add it up, it’s now part of the 15% of women who claim they were raped. If anyone wants to be honest, it should be 100% because everyone does it to some extent. But now that the “veracity” of the 15% rapes is “confirmed,*” something must be done. Houston state senator Joan Huffman has proposed a cure for this epidemic of rape silence.

Under the amended bill, staff, professors and officials at colleges who fail to report an assault without “good cause” would be charged with a Class B misdemeanor and fired, while student leaders like fraternity presidents who do the same would be suspended for at least a year or expelled. This penalty increases to a Class A misdemeanor — punishable by up to $4,000 in fines and a year in jail — for employees found to have willfully concealed information about an assault.

So the definition of rape disintegrated from defined conduct to post hoc fallacies, and now to a concession that women are too intellectually weak to resist the lies and verbal pressure that both sexes have always employed in vindication of their desires. And now, somebody will finally be prosecuted for this epidemic of rape by lies and verbal pressure, though neither the male who overcame the will of the weaker sex nor the female who decided a year later that the guy didn’t really love her as much as she wanted.

No, it will be the college staff to whom she claims she told her story. Because, as UT-Austin president Gregory Fenves says, the “second injustice is often the silence of the community surrounding the survivor.” But you won’t risk getting fired or prosecuted, so you’re going to make damn sure you rat out every tearful tale of woe on campus when some guy told a girl that she was “pretty” to get into her pants. Maybe even every girl who told a guy she consented after she had a beer, too. After all, this epidemic must end or it’s your butt in the slammer.

*Adding to the woeful rape epidemic is the woeful “experts” appendage:

Woefully few campus rapes are reported, experts agree, with about 1 in 10 assault survivors coming forward.

Whether this means 150% of women are raped is unclear, as the “experts” don’t say.

30 thoughts on “Lust, Lies And Statistics

  1. Turk

    Ahhh, the rituals of lust and lies, dating and mating: — was this rape?

    I couldn’t take it any longer
    Lord I was crazed
    And when the feeling came upon me
    Like a tidal wave
    I started swearing to my god
    And on my mother’s grave
    That I would love you to the end of time
    I swore I would love you to the end of time

    1. SHG Post author

      So now I’m praying for the end of time
      To hurry up and arrive
      ‘Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
      I don’t think that I can really survive
      I’ll never break my promise or forget my vow
      But God only knows what I can do right now
      I’m praying for the end of time
      It’s all that I can do
      Praying for the end of time, so I can end my life with you!!

      1. Susan K

        This song immediately came to my mind. I had never realized it was actually a treatise on how to avoid a rape allegation until today. Meatloaf was ahead of his time.

      2. Turk

        Of course, since she put the verbal pressure on Mr. Loaf, maybe it was he who was raped?

        More “verbal pressure”:

        Come out Virginia, don’t let ’em wait
        You Catholic girls start much too late
        Aw but sooner or later it comes down to faith
        Oh I might as well be the one


        The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves
        Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
        Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
        Hey, that’s me and I want you only
        Don’t turn me home again, I just can’t face myself alone again
        Don’t run back inside, darling, you know just what I’m here for
        So you’re scared and you’re thinking that maybe we ain’t that young anymore
        Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night
        You ain’t a beauty but, hey, you’re alright
        Oh, and that’s alright with me

        You could do this all day long. (Doors – Light My Fire; Stones – Let’s Spend the Night Together)

        I didn’t realize until now half the music we grew up with (and continues to be made) was about rape.

        1. SHG Post author

          Millennia of human nature, human desire, human conduct, happened organically. It’s not going to change because some pandering dilettantes or unduly emotional but empowered gals demand it. But lives will be destroyed until the pendulum swings back.

        2. DaveL

          Remember that line from Top Gun? “Take me to bed or lose me forever” – who knew that movie had multiple scenes of men being raped?

  2. Jacob G

    A’int it something that these false numbers get reported even though no one believes them. Would we be seeing so many women going to university if they truly believed they were 150% likely to get raped? Even at an instance of 10%-20%, are one of every five women really going to claim that a university “education” is worth being raped?

    One of every five meals at Snowflake University is poisoned.
    “I eat at Snowflake University everyday. The diversity of meal choices is just the tops.”

    1. SHG Post author

      Trying to apply rational thought to any of this isn’t merely a fool’s errand, but misogyny, etc., which is important since this allows critical thought to be dismissed as hate speech. It’s a well-conceived circle-jerk.

  3. EB

    I’ve been reading The Campus Rape Frenzy. Joan Huffman is my Texas senator. This makes me ill. Dare I engage in my democracy and try to do something?

    And let’s be fair, it’s not just Joan Huffman, it’s also Kirk Watson–a dem. See, bipartisan support! We should support this wholeheartedly! The science is settled! There is no more room for debate!

    There are five bills being proposed, one of which would apparently establish “affirmative consent” as the rule in Texas. I haven’t read the article in detail and know I will be slapped for links, but just in case it would interest you or your readers:

    And now I’m getting carried away, but here is one about the proposed legislation and someone (gasp!) raising concerns about the ACCUSED! But don’t worry, Joan says this is not about the accused. Note the repetition of “false report” statistics…

    I just threw up.

      1. EB

        Since the original post was all about Texas, here are some of the bills that have been proposed so far, all justified by the debunked statistics that have gained a foothold:

        SB 969 would essentially give blanket amnesty to any student reporting an incidence of sexual assault. [Bye bye prosecutions for false reporting…]

        SB 970 — requires institutions to enact affirmative consent policies. From the proposed text: “[A]ffirmative consent requires words or actions that clearly demonstrate a knowing and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity[.] [A] person’s silence or the absence of the words ‘no’ or ‘stop’ is not sufficient to establish affirmative consent to engage in sexual activity[.]” These standards apply whether or not the activity occurs on or off campus.

        [So, before intercourse, one must obtain an enthusiastic head nod, an oral “yes, yes, YES!”, or a written consent…]

        SB 576 — provides for criminal punishment of employees of colleges and the highest ranking member of recognized campus organizations who fail to report an incidence of sexual assault

        SB967 — Incorporates affirmative consent into the Penal Code.

        SB968 — Requires schools to allow electronic reporting of sexual assault.

        1. SHG Post author

          I’ma let this go, but comments are for readers to comment on the post, not add in stuff because reasons. And since I’ve discussed many of these things in the past (most notably affirmative consent), it’s really not for you to “explain” it, not to mention do a half-assed job of it. This ain’t your soapbox. Okay?

  4. PAV

    ” If anyone wants to be honest, it should be 100% because everyone does it to some extent. ”

    Yes, this is the radical feminist position. All heterosexual sex is rape. Undermining the meaning of the word is a way to convince the rest of us it’s true. They’re well on their way to making reality fit their fantasy, at least in word and law if not actual deed.

    1. SHG Post author

      In the current climate, it’s remarkably effective. Worse yet, a generation of young men are being indoctrinated into believing it.

      1. Billy Bob

        We have inside info that 85% of UT-Austin males are psychologically and physiologically incabpable of rape in any way, shape or form. They rely on inflatable dolls and porno. Inflatables don’t talk back!
        Or complain to the authorities whence buyer’s remorse sets in, or if they were dissatisfied in some indescribbable way. Let the grotesqueries of campus life begin.

        P.S., It was better in the olden days. The way things are going now, all men will be imprisoned, and we will have no grandchildren or progeny to speak of. We’ll have to reverse course and open the borders to more immigrants than we currently have, to pick up the slack. And what about Sandusky? Where were the authorities there? MIA. Now heads are rolling, but too late for the “survivors”. (All male, FYI.)
        It’s a death-spiral. Have we forgotten what college education is all about? Remember: I learn more from intercourse with some people than discourse with others! True quote from the late, great Sixties! You had to be there!

          1. Billy Bob

            Thanx for the links, Patrick (against rules). We had no bloody idea,… there is so much literature out there. Now we wish we had studied French in college, instead of,… German. Inflatables are the new rage! You’re welcome. Where do we get residuals?

            We have a lady in the neighborhood who drives a late-model [luxury] car, but does not work or have regular hours. We discovered from a reliable (?) source that she is an “escort”–whatever that is? (If you don’t tell, we won’t.) She can escort me, whenever not busy. Ha. However, we’re cheap in this house. In other words, she pays us! Maybe we could drive her? Uber Extraordinaire! We’re not stewpid. Good footwork, Patrick.

      2. Nigel Declan

        So this is what the progressive left’s version of “abstinence-only” sex education looks like: men that, having been progressively indoctrinated, are so scared of the potential legal consequences of sex that they never so much as dream of touching a woman.

  5. Lee Keller King

    ‘When I use a word . . . means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    Thank God my son is in the UT Engineering College. 🙂

      1. Ken Mackenzie

        But if you don’t talk to any girls that’s got to be safer. Engineering students can quantify risk.

  6. B. McLeod

    The difficult part here will be the timing on the “reporting.” It may not be immediately apparent when the potential “rapist” is lying. So, to be on the safe side, I suppose professors and fraternity officers will have to turn in everyone they suspect MIGHT BE lying. Basically, any college student they overhear making assertions of lasting affection for a potential “victim.” Because it COULD be a lie, and who can afford to miss reporting a possible “rape” that is or may be happening right in front of their eyes?

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