April 17, 2010
" Many people roll their eyes at the idea that feminism is waging a war against men. Yet here is what one of the supporters of the Violence Against Women Act said about false rape accusations:
Catherine Comins, assistant dean of student life at Vassar, also sees some value in this loose use of "rape."...Comins argues that men who are unjustly accused can sometimes gain from the experience. "They have a lot of pain, but it is not a pain that I would necessarily have spared them. I think it ideally initiates a process of self-exploration. 'How do I see women?' 'If I didn't violate her, could I have?' 'Do I have the potential to do to her what they say I did?' Those are good questions."
Isn't that great? If a man said that a woman can learn from being raped, he'd be irrelevant. Who here would dare say - in public, anyway - that a woman who gets raped after taking Jell-O shots at a frat house should seriously reconsider her life choices?
Catherine Comins, however, did not lose her job. Her close ties with with many Democrat politicians were not undone. She also helped draft the Violence Against Women Act."