On False Allegations

Fortunately it was well before my time in the culture wherein I find myself, but I’m sure you can recall when rape victims were further victimized by their loved ones and society for the “crime” of being raped. Still happens today in other cultures, believe it or not. The next time you hear about a false allegation of rape, remember: that a woman is not afraid to make a rape allegation, let alone a false allegation, is a sign of true progress. Yes, this pendulum may be swinging a bit too far in the other direction, but let’s all recognize how much worse things could be if it was still where it was in the past, and where it is today, somewhere else. Honestly, and I say this as a human being and as a man, I’ll take a few false allegations of rape over stoning rape victims to death, every day of the week. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.