Pavlov’s Parasites

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If you teach people that they can make money by claiming an epidemic of violence toward women, why wouldn’t you expect there to be more people doing that?

2014: Rape culture on the ropes

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The year 2014 marked a serious turning point in the fight against rape hysteria; if we are to finally rid ourselves of this hateful idea, then we must continue to speak out and to call out those who propagate the myth.

False rape allegations—A 120-year tradition

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The following gives an account of false sexual assault and rape allegations, and the reasons women manufactured them, that were commonplace 120 years ago when the below article was written by E. Belfort Bax. Were the methods of evidence-gathering 120 years ago faulty? Definitely. Were some genuine victims of sexual assault disbelieved? Unfortunately, yes. Were […]

Dangerous rape myths: Part 2

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In Part 1 of “Dangerous rape myths,” I examined three common rape myths: that doubt = misogyny; that the innocent have nothing to fear; and that false allegations are rare. Here in Part 2, I will examine three more: that false allegations are not harmful to the accused; that even if they are harmful they’re […]