In the aftermath of Rolling Stone’s flawed story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, there has been a rush of concern in certain quarters over the supposed male victims. People have been claiming that Jackie, the UVa student at the center of the story, is part of a trend in false rape reports.
The idea that women are deceptively “crying rape” is not something new. But besides misrepresenting what we know about Jackie’s case — no one with knowledge of the alleged incident has stated that an assault did not happen and the Charlottesville, Virginia, police told HuffPost that they’re still investigating — it misses two key truths. [Read Full Article]