Because you focused in on the methodology of one study out of all the supports that were given and used it to try to discredit the rest of the article and to undermine that sexual harassment is a huge problem. If you completely remove that study from the equation, there’s still ample supports to point to an issue of epidemic proportions. Hell, all you have to do is listen to the daily news. If you’d actually asked the women in your life for their experiences surrounding harassment you’d no doubt be someone with more empathy, so I’m pretty sure that you haven’t.

And once again, you’ve completely missed the point — the 30,000 self-reported #FirstHarassed stories doesn’t have to meet any particular statistical metric in order for it to be a sad snapshot of what so many women have experienced and how when they try to get people to care about that, so many men just respond in vile ways. And why do women’s personal stories have to be “proven” in some way. Do you think people make that shit up — about how they were walking home from school at aged 10 and the neighbor decided to take his dick out. Why on earth would anyone make that up? This kind of defensive horseshit is completely uncalled for. False reporting of sexual harassment/assualt is somewhere between 2–10% and for self-reporting of something like that from way in the past, it’s no doubt going to be less than 1% — because again, what’s the incentive to make up a traumatic story about something that happened to you as a child?

The real problem is that an article like this shouldn’t be necessary. It should be patently obvious to anyone and everyone already. This “I’m only being reasonable and sensible” shtick is just a deflection and frankly, it’s lame.

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