Of course there is zero chance you are going to do that. Because then your point of view would be irrevocably challenged and we can’t have that! One of the major ways statisticians gather quantitative data is through survey, so the fact that literally every woman of any age that I’ve ever spoken to about this topic in the past 30+ years has some experience with sexual violence, and most have multiple experiences is incredibly relevant — unless of course, you want to maintain your entitled male victim stance. “Oh poor me, so many women are complaining about having to put up with horrible shit their entire lives and I don’t like hearing about that. I’m going to pretend it’s all over-inflated and that those speaking up are saying all men are rapists so that I don’t have to take them seriously.” You really are going to have to do better than that. This ostrich with it’s head in the sand victim stance is incredibly tired and tiresome!

Someone calling something an epidemic doesn’t make it so.” That is perhaps the single lamest rebuttal I have ever heard — bar none! The governmental agency that is tasked with tracking public health issues calls violence against women an epidemic because the research they’ve conducted and the other governmentally gathered data from organizations whose sole job is to collect such data has agreed is not relevant because ……. you say it isn’t so. Good one there! That’s some amazing use of deductive logic. You should be very proud.

Are you now going to put your fingers in your ears and shout “La la la la!” Snort!!!

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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