Women caught in ‘cringe act’ turn to lies

by BETTINA ARNDT – CRINGE moments are all about embarrassment, when people, usually women, are caught out in humiliating sexual situations… How much easier to go public, cry rape and be elevated to victim status? 

THERE’S an intriguing revelation in a recently published YouTube video chat between two Canadian legal experts, speaking about the acquittal of a young male student accused of rape by another student. 

As part of their Not on Record series on false allegations [see below], criminal defence lawyer Joseph Neuberger talks with legal researcher Diana Davison about the key motivation for the allegation in this case – namely, “a cringe moment”. 

Cringe moments are all about embarrassment, when people, usually women, are caught out in humiliating sexual situations…

Ms Davison explains that cringe moments are all about embarrassment, when people, usually women, are caught out in humiliating sexual situations.

She reports that a common thread in many false allegations cases is young women realise they are facing a cringe moment but then decide the easiest way to cover themselves is to allege they have been raped.


“You are aware people are going to hear about you and one of the ways to get ahead of the gossip is to say, ‘It’s not my fault. I was assaulted’,” Ms Davison says.

She explains that the accuser of the male student they successfully defended was embarrassed after their sexual encounter because she shouldn’t have hooked up with her college roommate’s recent ex-partner.

So, she alleged he had raped her despite multiple witnesses reporting she was all over him at the college party, grabbing him by his shirt and pulling him into the empty room, saying “Let’s go, let’s go”.

As Neuberger/Davison’s conversation reveals, the problem with hastily blurted out cover stories is they can so easily become unstuck. That’s what happened to the accuser in their case.

She claimed she was too drunk to have consented to sex yet contradictory evidence emerged during the court hearings undermining her story.

Funnily enough, as the case progressed a steady stream of her backers moved seats in the courtroom to sit with students and family supporting the accused.

Luckily the judge seems to have had similar sentiments and the case was dismissed.

Here in Australia, it is not hard to think of an absolutely spectacular cringe moment, where a young lady risked public exposure which was bound to lead to a total media frenzy.

How much easier to go public and cry rape, be elevated to victim status and reap all the adoration and riches that then follow.


In the Canadian case both the accused and accuser admitted they had sex, but she claimed she couldn’t consent because she’d been drinking.

As Neuberger and Davison point out, there’s a lesson here that should worry all parents, particularly those whose children end up going to university and staying in colleges.

In Canada, as in Australia, all university students are now required to attend sexual consent courses where they are being taught that if young people drink alcohol and have sex, the young man is inevitably guilty of sexual assault.

Ms Davison explains: “Two people become equally drunk. One, the female, becomes less responsible for their actions and then the other, the male, becomes doubly responsible – for her as well as him.”

That’s the message these young people are receiving – providing a ready-made out for any female student suffering a cringe moment such as finding themselves in bed with the wrong man at the wrong time, or “regret sex” of any description.


We’re already seeing these cases ending up in court – one I have been following was thrown out here just a few months ago.

It’s chilling how many teenage boys are being charged. According to the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, males aged 15-19 show the highest offender rate for sexual assaults recorded by police. How come the impact on these youngsters’ lives is never discussed?

Cringe moment cases have such worrying implications, demonstrating that these scenarios can easily bring out the worst in young women. That should be enough to terrify all young men – and their parents.PC

– Bettina Arndt

Manufacturing non-consent…

4 thoughts on “Women caught in ‘cringe act’ turn to lies

  1. Bettina forces a brutal truth upon society that is too uncomfortable for people seeking popular election to consider.

    Their self-imposed silence on matters of importance demonstrates a shallowness not seen since Chamberlain.

    There will be no peace in our time until politicians reconnect with reality.

    1. We await the return of people with conviction and good politics .
      The current liberal leadership is still trying to be popular rather than state the obvious and be dammed.

      This is urgent as the 30 somethings have been brain washed into believing that man can change the climate. The universe will decide for the atheists and God will rule!

  2. I’m not sure, it’s been so long – but this expose appears to have an air of truth about it, but…

    It upends the #MeToo ideology that all women must always be believed, however implausible their story.

    You are treading on very thin ice I’m afraid.

    Good luck & thanks.

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