USA Today’s article The great campus rape hoax: Column
And that’s the real college rape hoax. Because the truth is that there’s no epidemic outbreak of college rape. In fact, rape on college campuses is — like rape everywhere else in America — plummeting in frequency. And that 1-in-5 college rape number you keep hearing in the press? It’s thoroughly bogus, too. (Even the authors of that studysay that “We don’t think one in five is a nationally representative statistic,” because it sampled only two schools.)
Sen, Gillibrand also says that “women are at a greater risk of sexual assault as soon as they step onto a college campus.”
The truth — and, since she’s a politician, maybe that shouldn’t be such a surprise — is exactly the opposite. According to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, the rate of rape and sexual assault is lower for college students (at 6.1 per 1,000) than for non-students (7.6 per 1,000). (Note: not 1 in 5). What’s more, between 1997 and 2013, rape against women dropped by about 50%, in keeping with a more general drop in violent crime nationally.
Sounds promising, what else do ye got?
Upshot: Women on campus aren’t at more risk for sexual assault, and their risk is nothing like the bogus 1-in-5 statistic bandied about by politicians and activists. So why is this non-crisis getting so much press?
It’s getting press because it suits the interests of those pushing the story. For Gillibrand and McCaskill, it’s a woman-related story that helps boost their status as female senators. It ties in with the “war on women” theme that Democrats have been boosting since 2012, and will presumably roll out once again in 2016 in support of Hillary Clinton, or perhaps Elizabeth Warren. And University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan hasn’t apologized for her action in suspending all fraternities (and sororities) on the basis of a bogus story in Rolling Stone. Nor has she apologized for the mob mentality on campus that saw arrests, vandalism and protests at a fraternity housebased, again, on a single bogus report. Instead, she’s doubling down on the narrative.
This kind of hysteria may be ugly, but for campus activists and bureaucrats it’s a source of power: If there’s a “campus rape crisis,” that means that we need new rules, bigger budgets, and expanded power and self-importance for all involved, with the added advantage of letting you call your political opponents (or anyone who threatens funding) “pro rape.” If we focus on the truth, however — rapidly declining rape rates already, without any particular “crisis” programs in place — then voters, taxpayers, and university trustees will probably decide to invest resources elsewhere. So for politicians and activists, a phony crisis beats no crisis.
Nice…sounds like someone started talking about reality in the MSM. About time…but still…good stuff. Didn’t, at this stage, look into the dodgy definitions of the alleged offences were. ‘Stare rape’ anyone? Regret rape?
And a few of the comments:
For some, victimhood has become a business model. (25 likes right now)
…Even as the definitions of rape and sexual assault have been expanded to include anything that makes women remotely uncomfortable. (that name…strangely familiar)
(a reply to a fembot complaining that men have no empathy for women ISYN) Is that the kind of survey that counts any unwanted attention from a man as sexual assault? Where’s your source, I’d like to see this study? Or is this something you just made up?
But.. objective reality is racist, sexist, and homophobic! Call the whaaambulance!
Milo’s two sexodus articles have a combined comment count of over 29000 BTW. Overwhelmingly red-pill in nature. Fembots told to stuff it…and manginas too.
Things are changing. Even relative newbies must see that within even their small time window. I’ve been around around eight years, I reckon (approx-ish) the change is startling.
Let the legal action commence, because this misandry won’t stop until universities start losing money by supporting these blatant lies. There must be a lot of potential law suits just waiting for sharky lawyers to comb university records for males booted out of Uni without corresponding Real Court(tm) action.
Dear wacademic feminist ideologues BOGAHCAL. Justice is coming down the line
The on-going UVA trainwreck, an update. Alleged Journalist (I have many, many doubts, with much evidence to support them) promises to re-‘report’ (allegedly, again, I guess) rape story (no alleged there, it really does look like a story at this point).
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house say a magazine article wrongly portrayed them as uncaring students who were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being.
The friends told The Associated Press that the Rolling Stone article was wrong on a number of key points, especially its assertion that they urged the victim to not report the attack.
Their alleged indifference was woven into a narrative that used the alleged attack to paint a picture of a culture of sexual violence on college campuses in the United States. The article set off an intense debate about sexual violence, alcohol, fraternities and journalism ethics.
One of the friends, a 20-year-old, third-year student referred to as “Randall” in the Rolling Stone article but whose real name is Ryan Duffin, told the AP that not only did he encourage the alleged victim to go to police, but he started to dial 9-1-1 on his cellphone until she begged off saying she just wanted to go back to her dorm and go to sleep.
“I couldn’t help but notice that everything that the article said about me was incorrect,” Duffin said.
The AP also spoke with the other two friends portrayed in the article: third-year, 20-year-old U.Va. students Kathryn Hendley and Alex Stock, known as “Cindy” and “Andy” in the article. None of the three friends was contacted by Rolling Stone’s reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, before the article was published; each of them rejected multiple assertions made in the article, which has since been retracted.
All three say Erdely has since reached out to them, and that she has told them she is re-reporting the story. Hendley told the AP Erdely apologized to her for portraying her the way she did.