The one-in-four statistic would mean that every year, millions of young women graduate who have suffered the most terrifying assault, short of murder, that a woman can experience. Such a crime wave would require nothing less than a state of emergency—Take Back the Night rallies and 24-hour hotlines would hardly be adequate to counter this tsunami of sexual violence. Admissions policies letting in tens of thousands of vicious criminals would require a complete revision, perhaps banning boys entirely. The nation’s nearly 10 million female undergrads would need to take the most stringent safety precautions. Certainly, they would have to alter their sexual behavior radically to avoid falling prey to the rape epidemic.The title of this post comes from a David Hume quote, making a similar point about many religious beliefs, a topic I've written about myself. How far does this phenomena extend?
None of this crisis response occurs, of course—because the crisis doesn’t exist.
Friday, March 07, 2008
The usual course of men's conduct belies their words...
Through Richard Chapell, I've happened across an article that makes a very telling point against claims that there is a "rape epidemic" on college campuses: