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ManBoobz and Subreddits: Why Your Abuse by the Justice System Is Less Important than a Communal Toilet

May 24, 2015

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“Man Boobz has a contingent of MRA commentors, but he has never (to his knowledge) changed any of their minds.” —Kate Donovan, TeenSkepchick.org Even at the risk of giving the impression that what the epigraph means is worth understanding, I’ll interpret: ManBoobz.com is the domain name of a website that mocks “MRAs” or “Men’s Rights […]

Dust It Off: This Isn’t 1979, and It’s Time Restraining Order Laws Were Reconsidered

January 8, 2015

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Many links in this post are to others that will be republished shortly pending review for content that has been judicially censored.—Editor I remarked to a commenter the other day that when I became a vegetarian in the ’80s, I was still a kid, and my family took it as an affront, which was a […]

BLACKMAIL: Using Restraining Orders to Extort and Punish

October 14, 2014

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“A blackmailer could attempt to blackmail someone with a threat to accuse him falsely, but we should expect such cases to be rare because the victim has a good remedy: sue the blackmailer for defamation. Good but not perfect, because the blackmailer may not have the resources to pay a legal judgment. Criminalizing this form […]

When Girls’ Being Girls Isn’t Cute: False Allegations of Violence and Rape

August 17, 2014

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I was just contemplating what I’ve come to think of as “estrogen rage”—a peculiarly feminine mode of violence that orbits around false allegations to authority figures. Furious men do violence, which is why domestic violence and restraining order laws exist. Furious women delegate violence (by lying), which is why the abuse of domestic violence and restraining […]

Role Reversal: Using Restraining Orders to Conceal Misconduct and Displace Blame

January 7, 2014

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“My brother was [the] victim of [domestic violence], but he was the one [who] got arrested, because he didn’t report it, and she called the police saying that she was the victim.” “I have been accused of domestic violence. When my wife was arrested for credit fraud, I told her I wanted a divorce. She […]