02 January, 2015

the truth is good enough | Fredrik deBoer

the truth is good enough | Fredrik deBoer: When Cathy Young writes a piece pointing out that we know for a fact of rare but real incidents where women made false accusations of rape, and people excoriate her despite the fact that she explicitly calls those false accusations rare, it demonstrates that those people think our moral case against rape is so weak it cannot withstand exposure to the facts. When people react to the phrase “due process” as though it in and of itself amounts to rape denial, they don’t send the message that the case for arresting and prosecuting rapists is strong. They act as though it is so terribly weak it cannot survive in a world of basic liberal values and fairness.