From time to time I receive letters from men incarcerated in British prisons, and I always respond to them. Most claim to be the victims of false rape allegations. One such man recently wrote to me for the first time, strongly supporting our stance in this area, and said J4MB had been mentioned briefly in Converse, which claims to be ‘the highest circulation national prisons newspaper’.
I couldn’t find the article online, so I asked him if he could send me the cutting, and he did – here. It followed the media fuss – mainly in The Guardian, what are the chances? – over Philip Davies MP speaking at the second International Conference on Men’s Issues. Philip spoke about the justice gender gap, a video (44:48) of his talk is here.
The piece referred to our website featuring a piece by Janet Bloomfield (‘JudgyBitch’), published in December 2014, 13 reasons women lie about being raped. We’re surprised it didn’t also refer to our website featuring Hannah Wallen’s Six dangerous rape myths or Jonathan Taylor’s Ten reasons false rape allegations are common.
The latest letter, which accompanied the cutting:
Thank you for your swift reply and your concern about my present situation.
I have attached the cutting which I took from Converse, sorry that it is marked but it is difficult to keep things in a pristine condition in here.
You have my deepest admiration for your efforts to put men back on a level playing field and for exposing the women who are making false claims which have resulted in so many of us being convicted and losing our freedom.
The legislation which allows allegations to be considered ‘evidence’ should be revoked because all convictions should require proof, not hearsay!
While I appreciate your understanding of my financial situation (I had politely declined his generous offer of regular donations from his very small prison earnings) I still wish to support your cause as much as I possibly can and I would like to make a donation in the future.
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