Our second public challenge of Laura Bates

A few weeks ago we publicly challenged Laura Bates over this lie:

Over two women per week are killed by partners or former partners in the UK.

Well, we all know how that worked out, with her ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award, and her shameless repetition of the lie on Free Speech Live. We thank Doris, a long-standing donor and supporter, for suggesting a new public challenge of this high-profile spokeswoman for modern feminism. I’ve just send Ms Bates an email with the following content:

Laura, good evening. Your response to our first public challenge was woeful, to say the least, unless of course you’re of view that the deaths of an average of 1.46 women per week by partners or former partners is ‘over two’? If so, do you have a name for this new branch of Mathematics? Batesian Mathematics, possibly?

It’s time for a new public challenge, and there are more to come. I refer you to our YouTube file of the recent Free Speech Live debate in which you appeared, lying and whining as usual. In the course of a series of highly questionable assertions, at 2:26 you claimed:

‘85,000 woman are raped every year’.

Please email me mike@j4mb.org.uk with the evidence behind your astonishing claim by 17:00 on 31 October. If you don’t do so, or your ‘evidence’ is nonsensical – e.g. the figure relates to rape allegations rather than convictions for rape – we’ll present you with our second ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award.

In the unlikely event that Special Snowflake responds to our challenge, we’ll post the details here.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • From report on ONS crime figures

    “More than 22,100 rapes were recorded, a 29 per cent rise, to reach highest ever levels among nearly 68,000 sexual offences”

    These latest police crime figures from the ONS now include all rape allegations in the crime figures, not the actual number that result in a charge or lead to a trial. This assumes no allegation can be false, officially. The police readily admit most of the rise can be put down to this change in recording of sexual allegations not considered to be a crimes in the past, due to lack of evidence, and therefore previously not recorded as crimes at all. They clearly state it is not an increase in actual offences taking place. So ironically with the change in collecting figures we have a lowest estimate on the number of possible false allegations, which is shockingly high.

    All this inflating of the crime figures will do nothing to protect women, or men for that matter, from rape, but it will be used to raise the call for more resources, more laws that eat at due process, and to scare the public into believing things are getting worse, when police had stated this is not the case.

    It will be interesting to see if this is a one off significant increase. Will it lead to more real victims to come forward, since higher reported figures are seen as a sign that more will do so? That is a good thing if it does mean this, but at the same time the law has to be equally enforced, and for false accusers to be equally brought to book, especially since there is anonymity for these people at present. Will we instead just get more false claims? With the need for all governments to cut spending we have the very real prospect of real rape victims having resources diverted away from them to waste on false claims due to the CPS saying all allegation have to be treated the same, regardless of evidence. If is fine balance to be had, one that must support true rape victims, but inflating figures, possible waste of police resources and no deterrent to make false claims is a recipe for more injustice not less.