[Note added 8.2.16: It has just been revealed that prosecutors slowed down the CCTV footage of Mark Pearson passing the 60-something actress, in an effort to make him appear ‘more guilty’ to the jury. Details here. There would seem to be no limits to which the criminal justice system will not go, in their objective of having innocent men convicted of rape.]
A small selection from our store of articles on false rape allegations and rape myths:
13 reasons women lie about being raped (Janet Bloomfield)
6 dangerous rape myths (Hannah Wallen)
10 reasons false rape allegations are common (Jonathan Taylor)
Gender disparities in treatment by the criminal justice system are just one of the 20 areas we covered in our 2015 general election manifesto (pp.49-51). The police / CPS are woefully negligent in prosecuting women for committing sexual offences, even when their victims are children. Those offences are far more common than is realised by the general public, partly on account of relentless government and mainstream media narratives of male perpetrators and female victims (pp.31-37). Similar narratives distort the public’s understanding of domestic violence (pp.26-30).
William Collins explained in a remarkable article that if male criminals were treated as leniently as female criminals in sentencing terms, five out of every six men in British prisons wouldn’t be there. The prison overcrowding crisis could be solved swiftly by introducing gender equality in prison sentencing. It will never happen, of course, because that would be totally the wrong sort of gender equality.
If you’re concerned by the many assaults on the human rights of men and boys, we invite you to join us at the second International Conference on Men’s Issues (ExCeL London, 8-10 July, 2016). So far we have speakers and/or delegates coming from 16 countries, from as far away as Australia. Five of the 20 speakers are women, including the keynote speaker, Erin Pizzey.
The state’s relentless war against men and boys continues. Our thanks to Francis for this. Excerpts from a lengthy piece:
Their paths crossed for precisely half a second during the evening rush hour at Waterloo Station. Mark Pearson, a 51-year-old artist, was on his way home from work, weaving through a thick tide of London commuters.
Walking towards him across the concourse came an award-winning star of film, TV, theatre and radio. She had just been to a yoga class and was heading to a rehearsal. Neither knew the other.
What happened next – or rather what didn’t happen – would cast Mr Pearson into what he calls a year-long ‘Kafkaesque nightmare’ from which he has only just escaped, and for which he squarely blames the Crown Prosecution Service.
It cannot be said with certainty that the artist and the actress made even fleeting physical contact. CCTV images showed only that they walked past each other. Yet the woman, who is in her 60s, claimed Mr Pearson sexually assaulted her – penetratively – for ‘two or three seconds’…
Over the past year and more, the CPS has been repeatedly stung by criticism of its decision-making in a series of high-profile sex cases. At the same time, it has sought to deal with concerns that many women are put off reporting rape and sexual assault because they lack faith in the justice system.
Mr Pearson wonders whether he is ‘a victim of the way the CPS is rigorously trying to redress the balance’. One of his supporters, author Erin Pizzey, the family care activist who founded the world’s first shelter for victims of domestic violence, certainly believes so.
‘The CPS have recently been wrongly targeting men and it has got to stop,’ she said. ‘The CPS had no business going after him [Mr Pearson] because there wasn’t a case there from the very beginning. At the moment, women seem above the law. They can do it in domestic violence cases – simply pick up the phone, no evidence required, and have a man removed from his family and his children – and they can do it with rape, too.’
The CPS said: ‘There was sufficient evidence for this case to proceed to court and progress to trial. We respect the decision of the jury.’
Rubbish. There was never ‘sufficient evidence for this case to proceed to court and progress to trial’. The CCTV evidence alone proved that what the actress claimed to have happened could not possibly have happened.
As for ‘We respect the decision of the jury’, does the CPS have an option to ‘disrespect’ it? Not yet, it doesn’t, but that day is coming. Let’s not forget that, having ‘educated’ judges involved in such cases, the CPS now plans to ‘educate’ juries before trials begin so that they no longer believe in ‘rape myths’ e.g. that women can lie about having been raped (and frequently do), in order to convict more innocent men.
The CPS clearly resents the decision of the jury to not convict an innocent man, thereby ‘improving’ the rape conviction statistics.
There was a default presumption that a man was guilty of a sexual offence solely on the strength of a woman’s accusation, and he had to prove his innocence. This was just the latest vicious taxpayer-funded attack on an innocent man, a favoured tactic of the CPS under Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions.
Will the 60-something ‘award-winning star of film, TV, theatre and radio’ be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice, or wasting police time? Hahahahahahahahaha. No. But why not, you might reasonably ask? Because, as always, vagina. Erin Pizzey is right. Women are above the law.