Queen’s University Journal, since the attack on a female student, has become infested (thanks Eseld)* with MRA’s from A Voice for Men. Queen’s published an editorial letter by a student that expressed a sincere concern that MRA groups on Canadian campuses are unsafe. I agree with that assessment.
Since the attack on Danielle D’Etremont I’ve even considered my own safety in the sense that I write about their hate group extensively. Another site that does great work exposing the hatred of the Men’s Rights movement is Manboobz. I sometimes wonder if the owner of that site, David Futrelle, worries about his own safety. I think anyone who monitors these groups has to worry about their safety.
Another woman, this time a philosophy Professor Adele Mercier, is under attack by A Voice for Men. MRA’s are swarming Queen’s faculty with letters calling her a child rape apologist and a pedophile simply for allegedly correcting a FeMRA with actual statistics.
Adele saw Alison Tieman’s (TyphonBlue) ridiculous statistical claims on the Queen’s Journal. For the last few days Alison has copy/pasted the same claims at least 15 times across both stories in the Journal. The comment is a list of some research, no links provided, and Alison’s false conclusions. Now Alison isn’t very intelligent when it comes to reading, comprehending and citing research and many remember how she mangled the statistics of the CDC study on sexual assault.
Alison claimed on Queen’s Journal that:
95% of abused boys in juvenile facilities reported being attacked/coerced by female staff.
I’m issuing a public challenge to Alison to show me WHERE in the report it states what she just claimed. EXACTLY WHERE and HOW she got to her calculation of 95%.
Adele saw the list of research Alison posted and corrected Alison on each and every false claim she made. The MRA’s got so angry that Alison was corrected that they’ve now started a campaign of harassment against Philosophy prof. Adele Mercier. A Voice for Men claims she’s a rape apologist because she replied with QUOTES from the actual studies themselves. The quote that got MRA’s in a rage was this one, particularly the last quote in bold:
I know that statistics can be hard to interpret, but you need to learn to read before you spread misinformation into the stratosphere.
You said: “95% of abused boys in juvenile facilities reported being attacked/coerced by female staff”. This is FALSE.
Re-read Google “Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012”
“Sexual victimization” is there defined as ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY with facility staff.
And the numbers are that, among males in juvenile facilities:
5.2% of MALE YOUTH engage in unauthorized sexual activity with MALE STAFF;
89.1% of MALE YOUTH engage in unauthorized sexual activity with FEMALE STAFF;
3% of MALE YOUTH engage in unauthorized sexual activity with both male and female staff.
This merely reflects THE PROPORTIONS OF GAY AND STRAIGHT MALES in juvenile detention centers, (and the fact that even people in detention centers like to have sex.)
“As a result of the high rate of staff sexual misconduct reported in the NSYC-1 (10.3%), new items were added to the NSYC-2 questionnaire to better understand the circumstances surrounding incidents. Youth were asked a series of questions related to their relationship with the facility staff prior to sexual contact. Among victims of staff
Nearly two-thirds said that staff told them about their personal life outside of work (69.1%), treated them like a favorite or better than other youth (63.6%), or gave them a special gift that the staff would not have given to most other youth (62.3%). Almost half (49.2%) said the staff member gave them pictures or wrote them letters. Nearly a third (29.8%) said that the staff member contacted them in other ways when the staff member was not at the facility. More than a third (36.7%) said youth gave the staff member pictures of themselves, and more than a quarter (28.1%) said youth gave the staff member a special gift.
When youth were asked who initiated the sexual contact, 36.4% said that the facility staff always made the first move, 17.4% reported that the youth always made the first move, and 46.3% said that sometimes the facility staff made the first move and sometimes the youth did.
Youth were also asked to describe the sexual relationship with staff. Nearly half (46.3%) said the incident was usually just sexual. An estimated 40.1% said the sexual contact was more like friends with benefits, and 13.6% said that they really cared about each other.
Among the 840 youth who experienced staff sexual misconduct WITHOUT FORCE, 5.1% reported the involvement of a male staff member (2.7% involved male staff only and 2.4% involved both male and female staff).
So the 95% that you cite is of MALE YOUTH who experience sexual misconduct involving FEMALE STAFF WITHOUT FORCE.
It’s been continually shown that MRA’s don’t know how to read. These are the words Alison and other MRA’s are manufacturing for their fauxrage:
But even if we look at separate claim of “without force,” I want to highlight this: Mercier’s defense–a feminist philosopher’s defense, apparently–of the female predators abusing underage boys in juvenile detention without overt or obvious force. It seems to comprise of the following rationale:
“He wanted it.” “He seduced her.” “He touched her first.”
Nowhere in any of Adele’s comments was her personal opinion expressed. She just laid out the stats as you can read for yourself.
A Voice for Menners are now contacting the head of the Philosophy department and other officials at Queen’s to ‘report’ this professor in the hopes she’ll be ‘fired or censured.’ When MRA’s are completely shut down with statistical analysis this is what they resort to. Here’s the letter they wrote. They also dug up an old legal document where someone called Adele Mercier filed a discrimination charge against Queen’s which MRA’s think will help them harm this female prof. who they’ve labeled a ‘radical feminist.’ One MRA wrote:
Let us see how it pans out but I am certain university is not happy with her because like most employed feminists, she has claimed sexual harrasment and discrimation.
A lot of assumptions in that. The assumption that patriarchy will work and is alive and well for MRA’s to exploit. They’re also doing it for publicity too. Anything to stir the pot so to speak.
I’m sure the University won’t take this seriously. An academic should correct faulty claims using research. Writing her academic peers and superiors with claims she’s a pedophile and child rape apologist can be considered defamation under Canadian law. She can sue for it. MRA’s always dig themselves a deeper hole than the one they crawled out of.
Now let’s look at some AVFM comments on wanting Adele to face punishment. Some of them are in French as they suppose Adele is a French speaker:
They can see male children as less than human, because they have hardened their hearts.~Christopher Michael Moore
Tu comprends bien que les féministes sont chiens autant que chiennes, eh? Ne confond pas une idéologie avec un sex.~Francis Roy
Hmmmm…wonder if there is any way of pointing out to her employers she is condoning paedophilia?~Aimee McGee
As for me – when it comes to children, I’d rather err on the side of precaution and report her than wait 20 – 30 years to realize someone should have said something a long time ago.~Susie Parker
Perhaps we need to open up a new chapter in register-her.com, under the headline “Famous Feminist Projections”. We could just keep the more prominent ones we come across in there, and Adèle Mercier would fit in nicely in the ‘Projection: Victim Blaming’-category, along with the screenshots.~Kimsky
Adèle Mercier is a true bigot with evil written all over her face. Thanks to Alison for bringing this out for all to see. At least we know what we are up against with most radical feminist Professors in Canadian universities.~pinetree