Ever heard of Lena Dunham? Don’t feel too bad. She’s huge with the artsy crowd. She’s created a television show for HBO called Girls but she’s about to become a household name for another reason. In her new bestseller, she apparently wrote an account of being ‘raped by a Republican’ in college. It’s also apparently not true.
Lena’s story is becoming the new refrain, unfortunately, with some women who’ve learned that crying rape months, if not years, after the fact is a way to either get even or get attention. And nobody questions it. Until now.
A reporter from Breitbart.com actually went to Oberlin College where Dunham claims she was raped and interviewed dozens of people. He soon found that Dunham’s story was a complete fabrication. The damage done by such stories is not only incalculable to the person accused, it does unbelievable damage to the credibility of real rape victims. Feminists like Dunham are held up by the left as victims while the real victims become less discernible because of the false accusations.
You’ve probably heard of the University of Virginia gang-rape story by now. A woman who goes by “Jackie” told Rolling Stone magazine that she was taken on a date to a frat party, lured upstairs, and raped by seven pledges. Once a real journalist started asking questions they found that there was no person by that name at the fraternity, no one at the fraternity worked at the aquatic center as she had claimed, and there was no party at the frat house on the weekend she said the incident happened. In fact, the rape support group that had rushed to her side is now saying the story is falling apart.
That didn’t stop the University of Virginia from suspending all greek life on campus. Even now, they refuse to apologize saying that even if that particular rape didn’t occur it’s still a problem on campuses.
A lot of this stems from the California law that’s now sweeping the nation. This legislation has shifted the burden of proof in campus rape cases from the accuser to the accused. In other words, you’re guilty until you prove yourself innocent. Under the law, you have to verbally or physically affirm your consent and your consent has to be “ongoing” throughout the sexual encounter. Oh, and any use of alcohol negates your consent.
That’s what Lena Dunham has latched onto. She admits using drugs and alcohol on the night of her alleged sexual encounter. She even admits to taking the guy back to her apartment. She says after the sexual encounter she started thinking that it just didn’t feel right and now she says it was rape. She identifies her rapist as a prominent campus Republican named Barry.
Oberlin has less than 3,000 students and, as John Nolte with Breitbart points out, “Republicans stand out like nuns on a football field” so it wasn’t too hard to find the “Barry” that Dunham was talking about. He tells National Review that “he has never met Dunham and had no relationship with her.” Doesn’t matter. Dunham is speaking to sell-out crowds about her horrible encounter and has become the poster child for date rape.
Meanwhile, the fraternity at UVA is preparing a lawsuit against Rolling Stone for the reckless article they published. The magazine apparently took “Jackie’s” story at face value, never bothering to interview any of the accused.
And this is where we’re heading with this ridiculous California law. There are unscrupulous women who have learned how to weaponize their vaginas. Everyone knows what rape is. It’s a horrific crime. But so is maliciously and falsely accusing someone of it.