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Monday, September 29, 2014

25% does not equal 0.11%

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 5:30 PM (#)

According to the Indiana Daily Student, "There were 22 sexual assaults reported on the (IU) campus in 2013." Assuming an enrollment of about 40,000 students, and assuming half of those students are women, that comes out to 0.11% of women on campus assaulted. So here's the question. The feminist line is 1 of 4 women in college are assaulted. Something does not add up, because 0.11% does not equal 25%.

On a related note, here is an article from Time.com arguing the "yes means yes" standard will "create a disturbing precedent for government regulation of consensual sex."

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At October 2, 2014 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

There are two obvious and well-known answers to your slanted question, neither having anything at all to do with feminism. First, every U.S. law enforcement agency and all reputable civilian experts on sex crimes agree that sexual assaults are vastly under-reported by victims, with 10% or less logged by authorities and fewer still prosecuted. The other answer, also obvious, is that most sexual assaults will not occur on campus, or necessarily during college-age years. Sexual abuse of females, as of males, often begins in early childhood. They're still victims, they still grow up to be women--and yes, they still count toward the total.

At October 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

No, the childhood victims are not included in the 1 in 4. Nor are women who have graduated from college. The inflated estimate is that one in four women are assaulted in college.

The disparity between 25% and 0.11% is too huge to just brush off.

Sure, many assaults are not reported, but the disparity here makes it obvious that the estimate is greatly inflated. Even taking the 10% reported at face value, this is not even 10%. If one in four women are assaulted, then only 1 of every 227 assaults were reported that year. Sorry, but I am just not buying it.

Also, are we to really believe that students at universities are much more vulnerable than women in crime-ridden ghettos? Come on, now. It's inflated for dramatic effect.