Teaching girls to cry rape.

Bettina Arndt asks the question:

Why are we teaching girls to cry rape?


Why are we teaching young women to cry rape? In many countries, inc luding Australia, feminists are pushing for sexual consent courses to be introduced into schools which teach girls that ‘regret sex’ is rape, that they have a right to withdraw consent after the event, and that if they have anything to drink before sexual activity they are incapable of giving consent and their partners are committing sexual assault. This dangerous rubbish is playing with the heads of young women and setting young men up for real trouble.


This is all part of the campaign to promote enthusiastic consent, or ‘yes means yes’ laws, which require men to seek consent for every stage in sexual activity. I made a video last year, talking to Murdoch University law lecturer Lorraine Finlay, about the absurdity of promoting laws which would make most normal sexual activity illegal, given that most of us have no desire to constantly verbalize enthusiastic consent throughout lovemaking. Yet in NSW, the Law Reform Commission is currently investigating this possibility and is being bombarded with submissions from women’s groups arguing that not only should enthusiastic consent become law but the same principles should be taught in sex education courses in schools.


This week I spoke to sex educator Tracy Sedman who is one of the people responsible for educating NSW teachers and health workers about the new sexual consent courses. Tracy is very concerned about the push in this direction, and keen to encourage people to speak out about the risks for young men from teaching girls to reframe their sexual experiences in this way. I’m sure you will be intrigued by a video we are showing you, which is an extraordinary example of how easily young women can be encouraged to redefine an unsatisfactory sexual interaction as ‘rape’, urged on by their friends. What’s really scary is this video, The Morning After, has already been seen by over 6 million people. That’s an awful lot of young women now primed to judge their male partners as sexually aggressive. It will make you very worried for upcoming generations of young men facing an increasingly hostile dating world.


Here’s the video. I hope you will promote it so that more people are aware of this worrying development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj8qHX vg-jk

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How No-Fault Divorce Empowers the State (and Destroys Freedom)



How No-Fault Divorce Empowers the State (and Destroys Freedom)

The New Politics of Sex

The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties,  and the

Growth of Government Power –

A new book by

Stephen Baskerville, PhD

Ruth Institute’s Summit on “Survivors of the Sexual Revolution”



Conservative family and Christian groups are finally getting serious about confronting the astounding scandal of “no-fault” divorce and connected abuses of government power: the most direct threat not only to the integrity and survival of the family but also to the freedom and civil liberties of every American citizen, if not every citizen in the Western world. Last weekend, the Ruth Institute held a summit on “Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.” I gave a keynote address on “How No-Fault Divorce Empowers the State”. Many other interesting speakers can also be heard here. Great credit is owed to Dr Jennifer Roback Morse and the staff of the Ruth Institute for a superlative and groundbreaking event.

This video can only scratch the surface of how we are now experiencing the fallout from this mind-bogglingly reckless experiment in social and legal engineering. Not only the proverbial “future generations” but informed people here and now are already aghast that any society could undertake such a foolhardy venture into civilizational suicide as the oxymoron of “no-fault” justice (in any field of endeavor, let alone one so basic as the family). If this makes you appropriately ill, more material can be found in my books, Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (2007), and more largely in The New Politics of Sex (2017).



Britain: Divorced From Justice


Oblivious to all this, the justice ministers of both Britain and Ireland are ironically endeavoring to perpetrate the same mischief there. I recently wrote this piece for Virtue Online, a popular Anglican newsletter. Here is the lead-in:

The divorce industry is out in force in Britain: proposing reforms that no one is demanding to a problem about which no one is complaining. Justice Secretary David Gauke is dusting off all the old cliches from the 1970s to rationalize, not divorce by mutual consent, as he misleadingly suggests (and which is readily available now), but what amounts to involuntary and unilateral divorce. This dishonest sleight-of-hand will further debase the justice system, spread both legal and social chaos, and undermine the civil liberties of innocent citizens. (…)


Stephen Baskerville, PhD
Professor of Government
Patrick Henry College



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