Rape: Damned Lies And Statistics

If you torture data enough, it will tell you whatever you want.

Stately McDaniel Manor

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I’ve been writing on the social turmoil surrounding rape, and outlandish campus accusations of rape, for some time. I dealt with the issue most recently in Rape: The Consequences Of Bad Choices in June of 2016, and before that, Campus Rape And Social Justice: All Men Are Rapists in March of 2016 Perhaps most relevant to this article is Rape Investigation: Reality v. Narrative from March of 2015.

Contemporary urban conventional knowledge holds that 20-25% of all women attending college are rape victims. As Mark Twain wrote:

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

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