“My Lie: A True Story of False Memory”

We have not read this book, although the reviews on Amazon look mixed but overall quite good.

Those who say lying about these things is extraordinarily rare have a lot to answer for in the way that they have manipulated others into, and outright encouraging, lying. We hope one day they are called to account.

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  • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

    I think this woman is an asshole who is trying to make another buck on her father’s misery:

    http://shrink4men.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/false-allegations-false-memories-and-false-remorse-meredith-maran/comment-page-2/

  • http://www.shrink4men.com/ Dr. Tara J. Palmatier

    The comments are more insightful than the interviewer’s questions:

    http://www.salon.com/2010/09/20/meredith_maran_my_lie_interview/

    • nick

      I particularly like the one about how maybe she was abused in her past life and she is just confusing that past life with this one. When will it end. Give it up already. ( I’m not trying to mock those who believe in past lives I just think that is a leap if I ever heard one.)

  • http://feministink@facebook.com Joel

    Ok, I get it.. She is a VICTIM of false memory.
    Nothing new here. It is always some sort of victimization from men that make women do evil things. We all know that from all of the feminists that we see in the media and the world around us everyday.

  • http://tarnishedsophia.wordpress.com TheSwordintheChalice

    The fact that she still equates her false memories with victimhood says a lot. She (perhaps consciously, perhaps unconsciously) gave herself victimhood when she pieced together nightmares and the cases she was working with into something personal. Now she’s using the idea, however true, of false memory to keep said status.

    I’m thankful her own father never went to jail or suffered in the judicial system because if her false beliefs…but when exactly is she going to take responsibility for what she did and thought?

  • http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com Robert St. Estephe

    One out of one women have been severely intellectually abused by junk-science-pushing feminists.

  • OneHundredPercentCotton

    “Once an idea [like recovered memory] enters the cultural mainstream,” wrote Mark Pendergrast in Victims of Memory (1995), “it has a way of resurfacing like a bloated corpse every few years.”

    In a recent article, Pendergrast observes that “the corpse is rising again.”

    http://www.ipce.info/library_3/files/guide_mang_men.htm

  • nick

    1 What a bitch. No words can describe the contempt I feel for false accusers. I don’t care if junk science lied to you. You deserve no sympathy.
    2 Poor victims. Victim of everything under the sun. A victim of breathing. A victim of sunburns. A victim of your own stupidity. Grow the fuck up.

  • justman

    Meredith Maran: “When I was in my 30s I accused my father of molesting me, and then I realized it wasn’t true”

    Friend: “The same thing happened to me”

    LOOK YOU EVIL MORONS: Falsely accusing a man is not something that “happened to you”. It is something that you wilfully perpetraded on an innocent man. Is it possibly to get more self-centered, gynocentric and misandric than these two sad excuses for human beings?

    • http://stgeorgewest.blogspot.co.uk/ angelo

      I agree. I know it was rhetorical but. “Is it possible to get more self-centered, gynocentric and misandric than these two sad excuses for human beings?” – Yes, for openers there’s all the above done with a smirk and no apology or redemption for the man for a lifetime, sent to his grave with their stain. There are worse misandrists.

      Thank goodness for our MHRM. These revelations would never have incentive or space to come to light otherwise. I wonder how many other feminazis standing on shaky ground are preparing their mitigation at this moment, feeling the pressure of our rational discourse.

      Feminism has been allowed to run rampant for so long, they have had plenty of rope with which to hang themselves. I can feel them out there squirming as we write. Like old war criminals who can feel their cover being blown, knowing they are soon to be exposed and consigned to history as you have properly described ‘self-centered, gynocentric and misandric’ scum.

  • sungecko

    Donna Laframboise wrote about the feminist involvement in the “recovered” memory phenomenon in her book, Princess at the Window. She also wrote this short article about it (link).

    I think a lot of it started with Laura Davis’ The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. This review from the Institute for Psychological Therapies in Northfield, Minnesota explains the problems with the book (link). The reviewer points out the “premise of the book is that up to one-third to all women have been sexually abused but many of them cannot remember it.” He gives some damning quotes and comes to the conclusion that the book is “dangerous” and may lead to disaster.

  • donzaloog

    How can she live with herself?

  • captive

    I certainly believe that false memory is a real thing. Unfortunately, I am one of the few people who has recovered corroborated repressed memories (without a therapist or psychologist or coaching or anything – unlike most of the people who end up with false memories) – so I do know it also exists. My former youth pastor had molested dozens of boys when I was a kid. When seven of them came forward and filed charges, I had no memory of my experiences at the church – just kind of a knowledge that I went to the church. I didn’t think much of the whole thing, but then I went to a wedding with the church members and started thinking back trying to figure out why I didn’t have any childhood memories. I wish I had never done that. Not only did I feel utterly terrible for not being there with the other guys who were upset about being molested and raped (it’s bad enough to just molest a boy, another to make the molestation a theological doctrine and then later tell him he’s going to burn in hell for it – a special kind of torment to believe God wants you to be fondled and then find out God wants to send you to hell for it), but I also had to remember that it had happened. There’s reasons kids sometimes will forget actual incidents like that.

  • comslave

    I’ve been of the opinion, since the 1980’s, that our family systems have been burnt to the ground and are no longer of value. The act of becoming a male parent is an invitation to disaster. You either get kicked out or accused, sometimes both. The risks so incredibly outweigh the benefits that “the family” is just a broken institution coasting on past greatness.

  • crydiego

    This is what a feminist looks like. When someone tells me they are a feminist all trust is gone, all respect is gone, and all friedship from me is faked!