If a woman lies and falsely accuses a man of rape, should she be given the punishment that would've been given to the innocent man?

Posted by: discomfiting

There are many cases of women falsely accusing men of rape for whatever their reason was; some admitted to it and some were proven that they lied. If anybody falsely accuses another person of rape, should the accuser be given the punishment?

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discomfiting says2014-04-08T07:25:31.8873215-05:00
If a man lies about being raped, same would apply to him. Sorry if by saying only women lying was sexist, not my intention.
Actionsspeak says2014-04-08T07:34:36.0022740-05:00
@discomforting ---- Well the gender favoritism granted to women in the event of rap is incredibly sexist. But still, don't stoop to the level of the U.S. Justice System.
FearTheBeard1 says2014-04-08T07:57:00.9277554-05:00
Am i missing something here? The Duck is worried about Daisey Ducks lying about rape......Do ducks often get accused of rape?
vampandaz says2014-04-08T08:17:58.5201567-05:00
XD poor duck lied about being raped....
kbub says2014-04-08T08:20:43.5380145-05:00
This makes no sense, on so many different levels.
IamPlato says2014-04-08T08:22:57.7456748-05:00
Kbub I thought it was just me, also, don't woman get in some kind of trouble for filing false police reports or something?
IamPlato says2014-04-08T08:26:19.0961655-05:00
Here is just one case I found quickly of a false rape accusation by a woman: was sentenced to serve 365 days in jail, with 357 days suspended, and to pay a $5,000 fine, with $4,750 suspended, plus other conditions that include probation and community service. Nault also ordered her to pay the professor's attorney fees.
vampandaz says2014-04-08T08:28:11.1048835-05:00
If I was accused of rape, and the other person was proven guilty to lieing, I would sue her/him for emotional trauma, financial coasts, and for any other things (like being fired from a job if due so from case)
kbub says2014-04-08T08:30:14.3919455-05:00
Link it, please. I would be very interested in reading it. I might have a fit.
kbub says2014-04-08T08:34:19.3608441-05:00
The court decides whether or not a person is shown to be guilty of rape. The outcome of this decision does not work in the reverse--innocent simply reflects insufficient, not lying on the part of the presumed victim. The accuser is not on trial. Of course, giving any false testimony in court is illegal, but going to court for rape is not something to be punished.
discomfiting says2014-04-08T08:36:16.8607973-05:00
http://nypost.com/2009/12/07/woman-confesses-to-lying-about-rape-story-that-sent-man-to-prison/ http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/02/19/Woman-who-lied-about-rape-gets-year-for-lying-about-cancer/UPI-35561392850158/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2540568/Single-mother-24-LIED-raped-ex-boyfriend-cover-shame-sordid-kitchen-threesome-two-men-just-met-pub.html http://www.wwltv.com/around-the-web/Former-HS-football-star-cleared-of-rape-charges-after-woman-says-she-lied-153817425.html http://jonathanturley.org/2013/08/20/virginia-woman-falsely-accuses-man-of-rape-and-sends-him-away-for-four-years-before-recanting-given-just-60-days-in-jail-to-be-served-on-weekends/ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/woman-who-cried-wolf-about-rape-may-have-to-face-her-victim-in-court-29733885.html Punishments for false rape accusations usually ranges from them not getting any punishment, probation or less than 5 years.
fazz says2014-04-08T08:37:10.9722236-05:00
But are the courts equipped to handle cases? Especially if women do not want to 'come out' with it?
discomfiting says2014-04-08T08:38:53.4317100-05:00
Lmfao
kbub says2014-04-08T08:46:53.6678021-05:00
You're talking about perjury in general: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/florida-law/florida-perjury-laws.html.
Chris_Likes_Freedom says2014-04-08T08:54:07.8917710-05:00
Kbub anyone who has such a cruel mind and such audacity that they would bring an innocent man into a courtroom, humiliating them on the stand and lying the entire time about how they raped them... It's just undeniably horrible, and you need to check yourself. Lying on the stand, by itself, is a crime and it's called perjury. That alone does not express the magnitude of this kind of crime though. If they had their way, a totally innocent man would be in prison under a charge for rape. His life would be ruined. Once he gets out of prison, which wouldn't be soon, he would be labeled an ex con for the rest of his life, unable to get a minimum wage job and in most states, be denied the basic right to vote. If anyone and I mean ANYONE commits this horrible crime, their sentence should be at LEAST as bad as a rape sentence. Anyone who disagrees just has a sick mind.
discomfiting says2014-04-08T08:55:07.4362076-05:00
@kbub, maybe if some women didn't actually lie about being rape, the people who automatically assume that it's a lie all of the time, wouldn't be so hasty to think that and people wouldn't actually need to determine if she's lying or not. This isn't about women who don't report rape cases, lmao. I have a tumblr and I've seen all the feminist statistics & rants. Yes I know lawyers ask what they're wearing and all of that. This isn't ground breaking news. I don't think all or most accusations are false; some are and some are deliberate lies a woman consciously decides to say. I am not suggesting that if he's not guilty then she's lying because there is always the chance there is insufficient evidence to make an verdict beyond a reasonable doubt. Stop assuming that I'm suggesting something because I'm not. If you think that by me talking about this belittles women and rape victims, I disagree. The women who consciously lie about being raped and force people to question the legitimacy of rape accusations belittles the rape victims. "What we need to be emphasizing is that it is the rapist who is on trial, and not the victim" you stated. If a woman is lying and falsely accusing a man of raping her, who is the victim? The man who is innocent or the woman is lying about getting raped?
IamPlato says2014-04-08T08:57:35.8088654-05:00
Kbub this young lady admitted to lying.
dmussi12 says2014-04-08T09:05:50.7228587-05:00
@Chris_Likes_Freedom This already can happen to innocent people found guilty for a variety of crimes. What makes a rape accusation any different (from a legal standpoint) than an agg. Assault or murder charge?
kbub says2014-04-08T09:06:06.2604229-05:00
I'd say standard perjury rules apply. There's no reason to assign particular punishments against rape. The idea that the accusation of rape should be punished to the extent of actually raping is ludicrous.
dmussi12 says2014-04-08T09:07:05.6910487-05:00
I'm really surprised so many people felt this way.
Chris_Likes_Freedom says2014-04-08T09:07:59.4177931-05:00
Well then you have a sick mind. That's all there is to it
Chris_Likes_Freedom says2014-04-08T09:11:14.7464679-05:00
Also i said before in the vote section that this should apply to all crime. Rape seems much more planned and to take advantage of a system that should be beneficial for women is terrible because these sadistic people are the reason why rape victims aren't always believed.
dmussi12 says2014-04-08T09:13:55.8025219-05:00
If this applied to all crime, how would it work exactly? Would the accuser automatically be charged? Would there be a separate trial? Would the jury have to reach a verdict on both?
Chris_Likes_Freedom says2014-04-08T09:16:16.7887589-05:00
A separate trial of course. You shouldn't have two hearings on the spot like that especially since it would be a surprise to everyone. The jury would have to reach a verdict on both, it's very important. Are you testing me?
dmussi12 says2014-04-08T09:26:14.7808232-05:00
Then this causes huge blockage in the legal system. There are plenty of trials as it is, and the average wait before a trial can be nearly three years in some states. These numbers would increase dramatically and possibly violate the sixth amendment rights of others accused. So possibly, this could, in the end, make it more detrimental for anyone accused of crime. The easiest way to resolve the issue is to let the accused person use a civil court and file a lawsuit.
AJRoss says2014-04-08T15:58:43.5380669-05:00
Some punishment yes, but not punishment that is equal to rape punishment
Chris_Likes_Freedom says2014-04-09T01:51:27.3859682-05:00
Can I say "end the drug war"? Hey, there would be a lot of empty prisons that need wastes of life to fill them. Really though, I don't think we will ever refill our prisons after the drug war ends. Maybe I'm speaking too harshly on this, but that's a slight maybe in my mind. I think lying about rape is worse than lying about any other crime. It is probably the most humiliating process you could bring someone through.
dmussi12 says2014-04-09T11:59:24.8226094-05:00
@Chris_Loves_Freedom My solution to the drug war would be to stop arrests and start fining. Every possession charge turns into a $1000 (just a number; can be changed) fine (for weed, higher for harder drugs). Additionally, each subsequent charge would increase the fine, so the person would have to pay more each time. This would clear up jails and also generate a ton of revenue for local governments. It would also be easier for cops to enforce. I know this is off topic, but it's just a reply.
Fight4Liberty says2014-06-02T00:39:17.7808492-05:00
Rape is both a physical and emotional damaging experience. If a woman accused a man of rape: He may/or may not Lose his job, income Lose intimate/spousal relations, Feel lost, Be terrified of the prospect of being jailed, I can go on and on. The emotional trauma is the worst part of rape, (most agree.) The woman humiliated, threatened and scarred the mans life emotionally. Not to mention the money and time the court spen

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