Up until very, very recently cops were indeed not processing rape kits, cupcake! That’s hardly in dispute, since all of your links specify exactly that — otherwise there wouldn’t have been an enormous backlog. Duh! And what do you base your assertion on that police departments take rape accusations seriously? Many of them do, of course, but a lot of that also depends on the circumstances. Stranger in a dark alley with a knife; absolutely! Someone the victim knew in a situation where there was alcohol, not so much.

I got sucked back in to responding because you are so maddening and you wouldn’t stop badgering me about the question around my husband, even though I had previously answered it, albeit in a way that was too subtle for you to perceive or understand.

And the Dixon-Cole case is textbook for a false accuser profile. “Most of all, it should be remembered that a false accuser is a person making up a story to serve some goal. Whether the impetus is personal gain, factitious disorder, the need for an alibi, or revenge, it’s crucial to the accuser that their story be taken seriously. For this reason, it’s radically unlikely — and in practice does not happen — that a false accuser would invent a story where the issue of consent could seem ambiguous.”

The fact that, yet once again, you don’t care about science or methadology or facts that doesn’t fit your preconceived notions is not something I can control.

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