Epidemic of College Rape- a Lie!
This past weekend a few misinformed Michigan State University students and protesters turned their back on nationally syndicated columnist George Will during a commencement speech on campus. They were angry about statements Will made about rape and then tried to attach him to the bogus idea that rape is exploding on college campuses.
The narrative of college rape was dealt two major setbacks recently the first Rolling Stones ‘investigative report’ on a gang rape at the University of Virginia has been shown to be bogus. The same has now been revealed about Lena Dunham and a book she just wrote talking in one chapter about an apparently fabricated rape as well.
Today USA Today tore even bigger holes in the rape epidemic hoax being perpetrated on America. (please remember I’ve been telling you this for a long time- guess I was right).
Here is what USA today found:
For months we've been told that there's a burgeoning "epidemic" of rape on college campuses, that the system for dealing with campus rape is "broken" and that we need new federal legislation (of course!) to deal with this disaster. Before the Rolling Stone story imploded, Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., were citing the Virginia gang rape as evidence of the problem, but now that the story has been exposed as bogus, they're telling us that, regardless of that isolated incident, there's still a huge campus rape problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
And that's the real college rape hoax. Because the truth is that there's no epidemic outbreak of college rape. In fact, rape on college campuses is — like rape everywhere else in America — plummeting in frequency. And that 1-in-5 college rape number you keep hearing in the press? It's thoroughly bogus, too. (Even the authors of that study say that "We don't think one in five is a nationally representative statistic," because it sampled only two schools.)
Sen, Gillibrand also says that "women are at a greater risk of sexual assault as soon as they step onto a college campus."
The truth — and, since she's a politician, maybe that shouldn't be such a surprise — is exactly the opposite. According to the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics, the rate of rape and sexual assault is lower for college students (at 6.1 per 1,000) than for non-students (7.6 per 1,000). (Note: not 1 in 5). What's more, between 1997 and 2013, rape against women dropped by about 50%, in keeping with a more general drop in violent crime nationally.
A point of importance to zealots everywhere- just because you keep lying to us to create a narrative to support your ‘everyone is a victim’ worldview- does not make it true.