It’s not a secret that those on the left often lie and use misinformation to advance their agenda, but it’s shocking to see how dishonest their sexual assault statistics are.
Sexual assault should be taken very seriously, so it’s important to have your facts straight.
Ashe Schow, senior editor of The Daily Wire, identified and dismantled the false statistics often used by the left regarding sexual assault. In particular, Schow targeted claims that college liberals tend to peddle.
One statistic that you might hear is that one in five women is sexually assaulted during college. You might have even heard one in four or one in three.
Schow pointed out that those figures often are not nationally representative and usually come from biased and self-interested women’s groups.
In addition, such statistics are often self-reported and voluntary, which means there is a sample bias. Women who have been sexually assaulted would be expected to be more inclined to participate than those who have not.
Researchers often don’t even ask students if they have been sexually assaulted. They ask about a wider range of behaviors, such as “unwanted” behavior. Unwanted behavior isn’t the same as sexual assault.
Another inaccurate statistic often used by the left is that only 2 percent to 10 percent of rape accusations are false.
This figure is often used by the left to undermine individuals who have suffered from false sexual assault allegations, which are completely devastating to their lives.
Schow noted that the statistic represents only accusations made to the police that are proven false. It’s often hard to prove a negative, especially in a scenario where one individual says the sex was consensual and the other says it wasn’t.
“Using the same logic as the peddlers of this statistic, one would only be able to say that 3% to 5% of rape accusations are true, since that’s how many return a ‘guilty’ finding,” Schow said.
Also, women making assault allegations on campus don’t face the same punishment that they’d face for filing a false police report, she said.
The left sometimes claims that one in three men would commit rape if he could get away with it.
This is not a nationally representative statistic, coming from a survey at a single university in North Dakota with only 73 participants. Of those, 23 had “bad intentions,” and only nine out of that 23 said they would actually rape a woman.
“Nine guys do not an epidemic make,” Schow said.
Sexual assault is an extremely serious issue, and it’s despicable to use bogus sexual assault statistics to peddle an agenda.
The left likes to portray men as predators waiting to happen because it gives politicians like Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono a reason to tell her political opponents to “shut up.”
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