Common wisdom is wrong.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2013 (figures for 2014 have not been tabulated yet) there were 1,270,000 reported rapes in the United States. I say "reported rapes" because only 22% of them were actually determined to really be rapes. The rest were either proven to not have been rapes or else were not proven one way or the other.
But here is where it gets interesting: In 2013, in addition to the 1,270,000 reported rapes, there were 1,268,000 reported cases of "made to penetrate."
Don't know what "made to penetrate" means? That's okay, you're not alone. Most people don't know what "made to penetrate means."
Here's the deal: "made to penetrate" is what the people at the Centers for Disease Control and the US Department of Justice call it when a woman rapes a man.
The reason they call it "made to penetrate" instead of "rape" is because the National Organization for Women spent close to $15,000,000 putting political pressure on the government to change the official definition of "rape" so that instead of just meaning "forced sex that occurs against the consent of one of the parties", it means specifically "penetration of the vagina or anus by a body part or foreign object."
Highly convenient, isn't it, that this immediately removed most of the occurrences of rape that women were responsible for? Oh sure, women do still commit rape, but now its only "rape" when they use a body part (like a finger, I suppose) or a foreign object (like a vegetable, or a bottle, or a dildo) to penetrate someone else's vagina or anus. And the other kind of female-instigated rape, the kind where a woman forces a man to penetrate her, is no longer considered rape.
When the government reports rape statistics, they don't include "made to penetrate" cases. "Made to penetrate" is included under the category "other types of sexual assault." This lets feminists say, with a straight face, that men commit the overwhelming number of rapes.
But the numbers do not lie. In 2013, there were 2,538,000 reports of rape (a number arrived at by adding together both the official number of rapes and the official number of "made to penetrate" cases), and women were responsible for almost half of these rapes, which they committed against men.
Don't believe me? Here... have a graphic. This was taken from the US Justice Department's own website.
|The difference between the number of rapes and the number of "made to penetrate" cases was only 3000 reports.|
Of course, the last thing any feminist wants to admit is that women commit rape at the same rate as men. Because that destroys the myth of rape culture and the myth of patriarchy.