What evidence do you have that those numbers are manipulated because every credible source I’ve ever seen across a wide variety of sources says the exact same thing? I’m going to venture that you are the one is being dishonest because those statistics don’t line up with your bias.

I have actually quite frequently said in print on Medium in the past 3 weeks about how most men are not rapists, although 1 in 6 women have been either raped or had it attempted. So, once again, you are factually incorrect and making unsupported assertions.

I have also not once said to believe a woman in a different way than you would someone asserting another kind of crime. But we do believe every other person asserting a crime up until our investigation of the case shows we should do otherwise. This is not the case in instances of rape or sexual assault. The immediate assumption is “prove it” rather how can I support the victim and look into the situation to discover what actually happened. If you’d read any of the the things I’d linked or knew anything about this topic, for that matter, you’d already know that.

This is much more likely to be what happens:

“When interviewed for the Amber Wyatt story, former Fort Worth Police Department sergeant, Cheryl Johnson, said it was common practice to not pursue cases or for grand juries not to indict, despite strong evidence of a crime.

“We had cases where there were photographs and confessions from the suspects that were no-billed,” Johnson told me in 2015 in the tidy living room of her Fort Worth home. One case in particular stuck with her: A man admitted to giving a woman drugs that would render her unconscious — and then raping her after she had passed out and photographing the act. The victim was sent the photographs of her own rape, which she turned over to police. Still, the grand jury decided not to indict.

Innocent until proven guilty is a widely misspoken about concept. It really only applies to who has the burden of persuasion in a trial situation. If someone has been arrested and arraigned and is now standing trial, the state has probable cause to believe that he deserves to be there.

You grasp of this topic is erroneous and lacking from stem to stern. You’ve made the systemic victimization of women (and men) into some personal assault on your maleness. It’s not about you — unless you are one of the few men who actually is a predator.

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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