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The Pence Principle is a Must-Read Survival Manual for Men

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For years, I scoffed at radical MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) types who refused to interact with women out of fear that they might be falsely accused of rape or some other sexual impropriety. Five or ten years ago, the idea that you could end up in legal trouble because some woman at the office or in your college class that you barely interacted with could accuse you of a heinous crime and get away with it was absurd. False rape accusations happened, of course, but those required you to have had sex—or tried to have sex—with a woman, not merely interacted with her.

Then Brett Kavanaugh happened.

In a desperate attempt to keep President Donald Trump from appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Democrats dredged up Christine Blasey Ford, a woman that Kavanaugh had briefly interacted with more then thirty years ago at a party, to accuse him of trying to rape her. When Ford emerged, the feeding frenzy began, with numerous women that Kavanaugh had interacted with at parties or in a professional setting accusing him of rape back when he was a teenager.

It didn’t matter that Ford’s testimony was full of holes. It didn’t matter that the only witness to Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s interactions said that Kavanaugh didn’t rape her. It didn’t matter that these incidents all happened back when Kavanaugh and his accusers were teenagers. The entire media and half of the country lined up behind Ford and her ridiculous accusations, smearing Kavanaugh in an attempt to ruin his life and derail Trump’s agenda.

Fortunately, they didn’t win: Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court after Senate Republicans collectively grew a spine. But you’re not a well-connected GOP figure like Kavanaugh, and if this kind of thing happens to you, you might not be so lucky. In the age of #MeToo, where women can (and do) profit immensely from claiming to be the victims of sexual assault, you need to protect yourself.

The Pence Principle: Lessons All Men Must Learn from Ford Kavanaugh by Randall Bentwick is a book that can help you protect yourself in the age of the false rape accusation. Written in response to the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings, Bentwick’s book, while flawed, is a good roadmap for men looking to navigate the crazy world of modern gender relationships. In particular, The Pence Principle is vital for young men, who sorely need guidance in a world that is hostile to them and their interests.

What is the Pence Principle?

The Pence Principle takes its name from the Mike Pence rule, referring to the Vice President’s habit of refusing to be alone with women other than his wife. This stems from Pence’s evangelical Christian beliefs and in fact used to be called the “Billy Graham rule,” and is adhered to in order to avoid sexual temptation. When this became public knowledge after Donald Trump and Pence were elected, Pence was ridiculed by the media and the left:

Regardless of the true reason, the media and mainstream settled on the narrative that the Vice President was an old, outdated, fuddy-duddy. An overly-worried Christian, hopelessly out of touch with the progressive new world. An archaic sexist whose antiquated views proved women were oppressed, and at the highest levels of government no less. Still, the news story ran its expected lifespan, it dropped out of the headlines, Americans found a new shiny object, and Mike Pence’s policy to only dine with his wife became an interesting, quirky footnote in his Wikipedia entry.

The Pence Principle makes the point that in a world of #MeToo, the Mike Pence rule makes perfect sense. When women can destroy a man by merely accusing him of sexual impropriety—no matter how baseless the accusation—the only surefire way to protect yourself is to keep away from them. Bentwick explains this through both statistical analysis and anecdotes, relaying stories he’s experienced in his personal life of women who have tried to bring men down through false accusations:

An hour later my buddy was called into his supervisor’s office. Apparently, there was a complaint filed against him by Suzie. My buddy’s heart dropped into his stomach. A wave of dread came over him. And before he could get angry at the preposterous claim he did something wrong, a paralyzing fear struck him as his mind raced through all the possible and horrific permutations of outcomes should he lose his job.

Bentwick’s book is old hat in some respects, at least for people familiar with the manosphere, but its practical advice is of great importance to young men, who may not have received the guidance they need to survive in this world. His writing is typical of many self-published books in that it’s plain and could use some editing, but his prose is direct and gets his points across with a minimum of fuss:

The horrors suffered and the price paid by men merely falsely accused of rape is already unimaginable. But there are no words in the English language to describe what it’s like to be wrongly convicted of a crime you didn’t commit and to lose your entire youth to prison. And though there’s a very small statistical chance you might get wrongly convicted of rape, the case of Counts and Perry should make the compelling argument that you shouldn’t even let it get to the point where you’re potentially facing a judge under a false accusation.

Evidence now suggests that the Mike Pence rule is gaining popularity among men. For example, Wall Street types are now reluctant to interact with women when they’re alone, while #MeToo has wiped out the ability of actresses to trade sex for roles. The Pence Principle’s concise explanation of why—and how you can apply the Mike Pence rule to your life—make it invaluable reading.

Protect Yourself

While I’ve never had an issue getting girls, my sympathy for incels, MGTOWs, and other men who choose to avoid women has grown over the years. With pussy inflation at all-time highs and female victimization so common, who wants to risk a rape charge or jump through so many hoops just to land a fat girl who’s below your standards?

The Pence Principle perfectly articulates why you need to be careful around women in this day and age. While not groundbreaking, its simple and clear message is one that is important for men, particularly young men, to digest. I highly recommend checking it out or gifting it to a young man in your life.

Click here to buy The Pence Principle: Lessons All Men Must Learn from Ford-Kavanaugh.

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