Amanda Marcotte Is A Batshit Crazy Rape Truther


Seriously, this woman is fucked in the head. Check out what she wrote in Pandagon (aka: The Crazy Bitch Gazette):

Rape apologists, in an attempt to silence victims, hurt an innocent man

Rape apologists generally claim their motive is not to excuse rape but to protect the innocent who are falsely accused. But what happens when they are forced to choose between protecting an innocent man and trying to shame and silence a woman out of telling her story? You will not be surprised, dear readers, to learn that even if it means making life hell for some random guy who didn’t do anything wrong, rape apologists will choose to shame and silence rape victims, every single time.

That’s what is happening in the case of Lena Dunham, who has outraged conservatives by writing a memoir in which she says that she was sexually assaulted. Since the right is increasingly wed to the claim that rape isn’t a real thing that really happens— except maybe once in a blue moon and only by strangers climbing through windows (and sometimes not even then)—a bunch of idiots have been trying to prove Dunham is lying about it, through the strategy of pretending that if you can’t remember what color the wallpaper was from this thing that happened 10 years ago, you must be lying. Dunham, being a non-idiot who understands brains are biological organs and not video cameras, has been upfront about the fact that some of her memories are hazy and that the details are more memoiristic than a court-ready testimony. But no matter, rape apologists were determined to poke holes in the story as if it were court testimony, because the goal here is to scare women out of speaking up about rape.

There is more of that at the link, but it doesn’t get any saner and there is nothing to indicate she was just being sarcastic. She is bark at the moon insane. Amanda Marcotte is a Rape Truther.

Rape Truthers believe that all men are either rapists or rape enablers, and that rape victims never lie. They believe that we live in a “rape culture” where rape is normalized as part of a systematic effort by The Patriarchy to subjugate women.

For obvious reasons, virtually all Rape Truthers are women. Rape Truthers are a subset of radical feminists, and Rape Trutherism is quasi-religious feminist cult. It goes without saying that they are Progressives and they hate men, but I’ll say it anyway.

Given a choice between punishing an innocent man and hurting a rape victim, Amanda Marcotte would choose punishing the man. In her twisted mind that makes sense.

Here’s another example of Rape Trutherism:

In 2014, rape rage drove feminism’s ‘third wave’

Ebola, ISIS and Ferguson grabbed the headlines in 2014, but there is another huge story that should not be overlooked. Historians could look back on this year as the beginning of feminism’s third wave.
The year was momentous for feminism. For the first time, rape victims and their supporters emerged from the shadows in significant numbers and started naming names — to significant effect. Women, their voices amplified by social media and with the support of a small but growing cohort of men, have been exposing and shaming venerable American institutions such as the NFL, Ivy League and non-Ivy League colleges, and the entertainment icon Bill Cosby.

First wave feminists won the right to vote. The second wave got us the right to work. But even with those advances, women have remained fundamentally restricted by the threat and terrible secret of sexual assault.

That was Nina Burleigh. Here is Melissa McEwan:

The Washington Post, which has been leading the charge on discrediting Jackie, the woman at the center of Rolling Stone’s story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia, has published another piece asserting that Jackie is a liar, this time interviewing the three friends who Jackie called for help. Jackie recalls their being unsupportive. The friends insist that was not the case.

That a survivor and hir support network might have different recollections following a trauma does not necessarily mean that any of them are consciously lying. It is eminently possible that friends could voice concerns about the fallout of reporting that they don’t remember as being callous (or don’t remember at all), and that a survivor remembers clearly, differently.

Sometimes people who fail a survivor in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault put a different spin on what happened not just because they don’t want to admit they failed, but also because they don’t want the survivor to feel like they didn’t care. It’s a weird but common instinct to try to protect someone from your own inadequacies after the fact, to insist you cared in that moment, and to excise from your narrative anything that might suggest you didn’t. Because maybe you really did care—even if you still fucked up anyway.

The comments at Shakesville are even worse. Now here is a little dose of reality:

A new report on sexual assault released today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officially puts to bed the bogus statistic that one in five women on college campuses are victims of sexual assault. In fact, non-students are 25 percent more likely to be victims of sexual assault than students, according to the data. And the real number of assault victims is several orders of magnitude lower than one-in-five.

The full study, which was published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division within DOJ, found that rather than one in five female college students becoming victims of sexual assault, the actual rate is 6.1 per 1,000 students, or 0.61 percent (instead of 1-in-5, the real number is 0.03-in-5). For non-students, the rate of sexual assault is 7.6 per 1,000 people.

I can hear the Rape Truthers screaming already. “Those are just reported rapes! Everybody knows that 80% of rapes go unreported!”

The fact is that “80% unreported” stat is almost as sketchy as the “1 in 5 college women will be raped” claim. But even if it was true that would mean that the rate was about 30 per 1000 students, or 3%, which is a huge difference from a rate of 20%.

Even one rape is too many, but there is no evidence of a widespread rape culture. As a matter of fact, the rate of rape incidents has been decreasing over the past 20 years, just like all violent felonies in this country.

But don’t tell that to the Rape Truthers. They’ll accuse you of rape denial.


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74 Responses to Amanda Marcotte Is A Batshit Crazy Rape Truther

  1. votermom says:

    How are our California peeps doing – any storm damage?

  2. DeniseVB says:

    If AmandaM were so strong and powerful with her absolute knowledge, why the heck can’t she shut down (or shut up) the Kardashians ? 😉 As annoying as they are, the K family is more likable…..

  3. votermom says:

  4. votermom says:

    Btw, every time I see that pic of Marcotte’s blouse I shudder. What is it with feminists wearing badly made 50’s style clothes? Are they wearing them ironically?
    Like Dunham here

  5. HELENK3 says:


  6. HELENK3 says:

    just how stupid are liberals anyway?

  7. DandyTIger says:

    From .3%/.6% on/off campus to worst case of 3% of actual rape cases sounds about right. Attempts and harassment numbers would be higher as you’d expect. And of course it’s a horrible violent crime that shouldn’t be minimized or discredited. It seems the main people discrediting it are the ones rape baiting. Just like with race baiting, drumming it up, lying, and trying to gain power from an industry does great harm. If these efforts continue, rapist will become as meaningless as racist.

  8. 49erDweet says:

    Good times! Gas prices down to $2.599 per at 5 stations in town this morning.

  9. HELENK3 says:

    so if we castrate all males so they do not have a penis and be different than females, would that make these morons happy? no more made up stories of rape. But consenting sex would be cut down a lot, but we could save on birth control. many people might be unhappy but it should end complaints of discrimination

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Erick Erickson’s “The Man Hating Media”

    These stories are going to keep happening because the left’s mythology outweighs facts and evidence. The Rolling Stone article and its progeny are the left’s version of Aesop’s fables — stories to relate their morals. It does not matter that the rape at the University of Virginia was not real. Because “rape culture” is supposedly real and fraternity boys are silver-spooned Satans, the story has power. The left must continue building the canon of their religion, of which Rolling Stone’s bunk article plays a necessary role.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    I think I want Sarah for President again. What a breath of fresh air in this putrid political climate. At least I know she loves our country ❤

    • 49erDweet says:

      Most candidates over time loose their freshness. Palin hasn’t. You can tell how much the left fears her by how far down they place her on their 2016 GOP potentials list. Or not!

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m just stumped by the left’s pushing Elizabeth Warren because she has a “vision” or something. Like Obama, I can’t find out anything in her past of great accomplishment, except for her anti-Wall Street rants (which begat OWS, I think ?). Also interesting, there’s about 300 former Obama campaign workers who have sent her an endorsement letter and people are speculating she’s Obama’s pick. Good luck with that Hillary !

        Sarah is so much better than Warren.

        • The Klown says:

          Maybe they think Hillary is too old.


          • WMCB says:

            It’s pretty simple. They need a “hook” victim class (ie woman) to have a shot, but they will never ever EVER forgive Hillary for opposing The One in 2008, so it can’t be her.

            Dems have almost no bench to speak of. Their choices are few, and mostly has-beens who have run for POTUS several times before. At least Warren, though old, hasn’t run before.

  12. Constance says:

    I went to a wedding in a rented mansion 30 years ago and there was a lot of booze there. The best man and one of the bridesmaids, who just met that week, got wasted and were banging their brains out in the coat closet in the entry. A bunch of people saw the proceedings because they had to get their coats to leave and clearly the participants were both enthusiastically involved. Afterwards the guy seemed appalled at himself and didn’t want to see the woman or talk to her (surprise!). She was devastated as she apparently thought that was the start of a relationship. She attempted to use the newly weds to extort a relationship or at least a few dates from the guy and when that failed she started claiming she was raped.

    I suspect a lot of women who regret their drunken sexual behavior try to say they were raped. Truly rape is awful but just because a sexual encounter doesn’t live up to your expectation it doesn’t qualify as rape.

    • Somebody says:

      I think there is some of that and I also think there are plenty of real rape victims that don’t report their crime to the authorities for a variety of reasons. Rape isn’t casual sex, it’s forcible sex and it’s a crime of violence. Some victims are too afraid to go to authorities, either due to fear or shame or sometimes both.

      I think faux rape claims diminish and detract from actual rape. Today so many things are being put under the umbrella of rape which cheapens it, much the way so many supposed wrongs are racism when they’re not. A one night stand or a drunken hook up that doesn’t turn out well is not rape. A guy asking you out more than once is not rape, if he continues it could be harassment or if he gets creepy, stalking…..but it’s not rape, unless he actually rapes you.

      • The Klown says:

        Rape is a serious crime and it needs to be treated seriously. If rape victims want to be taken seriously they need to:

        1. Make a prompt report to the police
        2. Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

        I understand that for various reasons real victims don’t do either of those things, but if they wait to long and/or lie/withhold information they are responsible for ruining the chances of a successful prosecution.

        Yes, I realize this is not politically correct. But defendants have rights too. Even the guilty ones.

        One last thing: Women need to protect themselves and avoid dangerous/risky situations. The criminal justice system can punish rapists but it can’t unrape a woman.

        • DeniseVB says:

          That’s what I wish the Mavens of Rape Culture should say with emphasis on personal responsibility….and common sense. That other young UVA lady, Hannah?, who recently turned up dead after a night of drinking with her friends then wandering the streets of downtown Charlottesville alone, all confused, lost and drunk. That was still fresh on UVA’s soul when the RS report surfaced.

          • The Klown says:

            I a perfect world women would never have to worry about their safety, but we don’t live in a perfect world. It’s not about who is at fault or victim-blaming. It’s about not getting raped.

        • Constance says:

          The woman I’m referring to couldn’t have reported her “rape” promptly as it took her at least two weeks to decide she had been “raped” she spent those two weeks stalking her new “soul mate” and trying to coerce the newly weds into coercing him to see her again. I don’t think she knows what the truth is. When the guy was told of his behavior the next day he believed what he was told and was disgusted with himself. When she was told she immediately started fabricating fairy tales as to why it happened. I agree that rape needs to be reported immediately otherwise you have women like this retro actively declaring an unwise sex act to be rape. That is not to say there are no real rapes. I think real rape victims should go immediately to a hospital and then to the police.

  13. Propertius says:

    In fact, non-students are 25 percent more likely to be victims of sexual assault than students

    The dirty little secret here is class bigotry. Members of the punditocracy don’t really care what happens to women who don’t go to college, because poor and working class people aren’t really human as far as they’re concerned.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Meh. I survived the 70’s as a young SAHM when radical feminism (I forget which “wave”) deemed all married women were married to legalized rapists and staying home with my babies was equal to legalized sex slavery. Not to mention the guilt brought on by the La Leche League who verbally crucified women who did NOT breastfeed. Interesting decade for women who didn’t give a sh*t about anything but “their MAN” 😉

  14. HELENK3 says:

    guess this woman does not want protection. wonder how load she would scream if she needed it and it was not there

  15. HELENK3 says:

    these companies can profit anywhere in the world. They really do not need to stay here

  16. WMCB says:

  17. threewickets says:

    Amanda Marcotte is batshit crazy, full stop.

  18. Kathy says:

    I know eighth graders who are more logical than Marcotte–really.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Eighth graders have more love and trust in their hearts still, I don’t think Marcotte ever had a happy day in her life.

      • The Klown says:

        I understand that some people suffer traumatic experiences. What I don’t understand is letting a bad experience warp the rest of your life. Even worse are the people who are preemptively unhappy and/or are still pissed over something from their childhood that really wasn’t traumatic, like not getting a pony.

        • threewickets says:

          Comes from a deep need for personal attention. As common among Obot progs, it is very much about pathological narcissism. Obamania self-selected the most narcissistic young and not so young Americans in the land. Not sure to what positive end, beyond getting Bronco elected twice. And spreading a ton of projected hate across American society.

  19. foxyladi14 says:

    Ayup!!! 😯

  20. The Klown says:

    Another Rape Truther:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Love the Strawman: we’re just doing X; if you’re against us, you’re against X. No, you don’t want to stop rape in America. You actually want to pretend there’s 1000x as much rape as there is, and relish in the victimhood of it. And you gain power the more rape there is, and the more belief in rape culture there is. You’re dangerous in exactly the same way as race baiters are dangerous: you minimize the real problem of rape.

  21. DeniseVB says:

    Charles Glasser on Facebook:

    GUARANTEED WAY FOR BILL COSBY TO WIN HIS REPUTATION BACK: Have Sarah Palin claim he raped her. Watch the world do a 180.

  22. 1539days says:

    Remember a few months ago when conservatives started talking about how gun rights would significantly impact a woman’s ability to prevent a rape? I remember Greg Gutfeld talked about some college seminar on preventing rape by peeing on yourself. Gutfeld said that the rapist should be the one peeing in his pants and a gun would do that.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I remember that. Gutfeld is my kind of feminist of the best kind, a former radical (via UC-Berkeley) leftist turned conservative. He’s the gateway drug to conservatism. 😉

  23. The Klown says:

    Friday Facepalm:

    Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia says supporters of former surgeon and potential Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson are ignorant people who “have been whipped into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” The congressman, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was speaking on The Michael Smerconish Show on Friday when he made the comments. “Yeah, I think Barack Obama has been one of the greatest presidents that we have had in the history of this nation,” said Johnson. “It’s unfortunate that — since he raised his hand and took the oath in his first inauguration — that [Obama’s] been met with nothing but opposition, and confrontation, and actual, personal dehumanization.” “And so what we’re seeing with — so I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm of American foreign policy.” Johnson singled out Dr. Ben Carson as an example of what he called “African Americans trying to tap into that vein of ignorance,” against the president.

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