there is absolutely no reason to ask people, especially women (the overwhelming targets and 'losers' in rape culture), to be 100% rational when discussing an issue that is not devoid of emotion and about which there is a societal bias to skew the perception and reporting away from their favor. it's asinine and a strawman argument and a common tactic used by men to discredit and downplay trauma women experience overwhelmingly and disproportionately.
adam garland, it would serve you well to actually read this article. she does NOT say that false accusations never happen. in fact, she discusses a specific example of a male friend being falsely accused of rape.
people who think 'false' rape claims are so prevalent must also keep in mind that women are often forced, pressured, threatened, attacked, doubted, or publicly humiliated so intensely that they recant, even when the accusation they make is true. i am always alarmed to hear from men who say that they (or a male friend) have had false accusations lodged against them MORE THAN ONCE.
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