Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pointing out that it's misleading to say that "only 2 to 8 percent of rape accusations are false" is "a quantifiable example of our society's eagerness to be suspicious instead of supportive"

The claim that "only 2 to 8 percent of rape accusations are false" is, itself, extremely misleading. In fact, of all the rape claims that can be definitively classified, a huge percentage are false.

The real problem with the "2 to 8 percent" canard is that it's invoked to chip away at the due process rights of the presumptively innocent, and for that reason alone, it is important to expose the lie.

Yet, we have idiocy like this, from someone named Danielle Campoamor, who says that even calling the lie into question is "a quantifiable example of our society's eagerness to be suspicious instead of supportive."

Actually, pointing out the lie is a "quantifiable example" of our society's eagerness to be honest.