"The costs of calling someone a rapist"

A columnist for National Review reports on the feminist “believe the victim” mentality:

The answer, sadly, is the latter. In the Washington Post, Zerlina Maxwell argued that “we should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser [of rape] says,” for “the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of calling someone a rapist.”

Apparently this woman has never heard of Bernard Baran, who was falsely accused of rape, sent to prison and violently raped more than thirty times.

One thought on “"The costs of calling someone a rapist"

  1. I'm split on this one. Clearly, false allegations occur and should be prosecuted criminally. On the other hand, all recognized experts in the field agree that the vast majority of sexual assaults go unreported, in large part do to shame and fear of abusive treatment by the “justice system” when victims come forward. Cases of judges who coddled rapists and child molesters, in my personal research experience, seem to outnumber documented cases of false rape charges being filed.

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