Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” is rarely talked about in much depth. Could it be because ideologues fear its most prominent plot point?
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 […]
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 […]