Five Girls Falsely Accused a Male Student. Why Weren’t They Punished?
The mantra for the last two weeks in leftist circles is “Believe All Women.” The Democrats who chant this rhetorical nonsense are, of course, standing against a Supreme Court nominee-turned-justice who they believe will be a disaster for their imagined “rights” under the Constitution. But this mantra did not begin with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. It has been bubbling up from feminist circles for years, along with such academically-questionable concepts as rape culture, shifting doctrines of consent, and extraordinarily inflated statistics of campus sexual assault. The idea seems to be to eradicate “innocent until proven guilty” in this one small area of criminal justice for no better reason than the fact that sexual assault is often difficult to prove.
Unfortunately, we cannot afford to simply throw due process to the wind and “believe all women,” because some women – sorry, feminists – lie through their teeth. And even when they do – even when they are caught falsely accusing someone of sexual assault – the punishment for attempting to use the justice system as their own personal playground of revenge is often far too lenient. Sometimes, it seems to be all but nonexistent. Oh, you tried to ruin this young man’s life? Slap on the wrist, for you young lady! Don’t do it again!
That’s why Michael and Alicia Flood of Seneca Valley, Pennsylvania are so upset. Their son was falsely accused of sexual assault by five of his female high school classmates, a situation that forced their boy to “endure multiple court appearance, detention in a juvenile facility, detention at home, the loss of his liberty, and other damages until several of the girls reluctantly admitted that their accusations were false.”
Ultimately, the Floods were forced to take their son out of the school and homeschool him due to the ongoing bullying he received from the “mean girls” at his high school who accused him for no other reason than that they “just don’t like him.”
That’s the information from a lawsuit the Floods are filing against the parents of the young girls and the Seneca Valley School District. They want a court to explain why the girls never received any punishment for their actions, and they want justice to be served for these five young monsters who put lie to the idea that we as a society should Believe All Women.
“He has had psychological trauma because of all this,” the family’s attorney said. “He’s had to see a psychologist to deal with the physical symptoms which are the direct result of being accused of something when he did not do anything wrong.”
If feminists really want to move our society towards a scenario where we believe female accusers, they can do their part by advocating that false accusations be punished with the same severity as the sex crimes themselves. That way, we will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that an accuser realizes the stakes of making up a false story about a man, and it will lend her story that much more credibility. Instead, feminists think it is just and right for false accusers to be let off the hook with a slap on the wrist, lest we frighten real victims from coming forward. And as long as they take that stance – as long as false accusers are treated as if they snatched a candy bar from the local 7-11 – the default will remain: Innocent until proven guilty. Period.