Washington D.C. 3 October (AVFM News) On Thursday September 29th the Baltimore Sun and other news sources reported that a meeting would convene on the 18th of October in Baltimore Maryland to be hosted by the FBI in which, for the first time in 80 years, the bureau’s definition of Rape would be updated. Currently, the FBI defines rape as “The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will” which has been widely interpreted as to only include vaginal penetration.
This definition excludes oral or anal penetration as well as male rape. Also excluded are the instances where the woman (or man it is presumed) is “incapacitated” through the use of a “date rape” drug or otherwise “intoxicated.” The definition is used by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports and National Victimization Survey, both of which are used to allocate resources to the investigation and prosecution of crimes as they are defined by the FBI. This will be the first time in 80 years that the definition of Rape has been revised.
The definition is clearly a very narrow one as it excludes forms of sex other than vaginal as well as male victims. However, the inclusion of having sex with a woman who has, of her on volition, consumed alcohol and while under the influence consents to sex is a matter of concern that many Men’s Rights activists have bitterly complained about for a long time as it is now the de-facto classification for rape in many jurisdictions. In fact, advocates in the sexual grievance industry have long sought to make having sex with a woman who has consumed alcohol a justification for the charge of Rape every bit as much as if a man had held a knife to the throat of a woman while having sex with her.
The organizations that make up the multibillion dollar, multinational Sexual Grievance Industry would benefit handsomely from a re-allocation of resources from the FBI in order to fund their activities which include training police in sex crime investigation as well as victim advocacy. Clearly what is at issue here is what exactly makes a real Rape victim and who is to benefit from the reclassification of what a rape victim is.
This announcement by the Baltimore Sun comes just over a year after a scathing commentary written by reporter, Justin Fenton, the same reporter who published the announcement of the upcoming meeting, sharply criticized the Baltimore Police Department’s handling of sexual assault reports. In that editorial, as well as the current article announcing the October 18th meeting, Mr. Fenton identifies the decline of reported rapes in the city as a failure of the police department. This is obviously counter intuitive as one would think that a decrease in reported rapes would signify a success in the protection against rape and other forms of sexual assault.
Additionally, Mr. Fenton’s criticizes instances in which police dropped investigations after evaluating in many cases that those filing complaints were, in fact, not being truthful and were filing complaints in order to provide alibis for infidelity and or for many of the other reasons that false rape claims have been documented to occur. This also is counter intuitive as one would think that weeding out false and or otherwise unfounded rape allegations would free police to investigate legitimate claims of rape and other violent crime thus providing better protection for true victims.
Contemporaneously to last years Baltimore Sun editorial, MND published a piece written by the False Rape Society covering the false rape reporting epidemic in Orlando Florida in which police urged those filing false police reports reconsider or they may face prosecution. Clearly, the problems of false reports of rape to the police were not limited to Baltimore. In fact many police departments and prosecutors around the country routinely complain of false accusations and frivolous reports of sexual assaults resulting in wasted police time and resources not to mention the incarceration and prosecution of innocent men.
AVFM News’ phone calls to the FBI’s field offices in Baltimore and to the National Headquarters in Washington D.C. yielded no information whatsoever as to the nature of the upcoming meeting in Baltimore. No mention of the meetings comes up in a search of the FBI website. It is still unknown and unreported by both the FBI and the Baltimore Sun as to whether or not the meeting will be a public one or one in which only pre-determined stake holders can attend and comment on the new definition of Rape. This is a matter of great concern as if the FBI’s definition of rape includes the act of having sex with a woman who has consumed alcohol and yet can still give consent is subject to investigation and prosecution by the police thus inevitably leading to innocent men going to jail.
AVFM News is going to cover this developing story vigorously and will provide regular updates.
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