False accusations.

/False accusations.

Difficult but, I think, worthwhile article about the kind of person who makes false rape accusations (and, similarly, what those false accusations look like).

Spoiler alert: false accusations are both rare and, in general, distinct in character from truthful accusations. Oh, and the impacts on the accused—assuming someone is directly accused, which is rare—are minimal. Most false accusations never go to trial and rates of exhortations (i.e. people who were convinced on charges that were later determined to be false) are a significant digit lower than, for example, murder. In other words, while false accusations do occur, the idea that they occur in quantity or severity as to intentionally ruin men’s lives is a total fiction.

2017-12-04T10:00:59+00:00 17th May, 2018|Tags: culture, cw: sexual assault|1 Comment

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  1. inkteller 28th May, 2018 at 3:06 am

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