I don’t have answers to those questions, partially you can’t necessarily make the comparisons. A lot of factors matter. What kind of crime was it? What are the rates of reporting and false reporting? Is the perpetrator white and male or something else? How much money does the accused have? How much money does the victim have? On and on and on.

I didn’t write the article to speculate about crime in general or pose a solution to what needs to happen in our legal system. I’m pointing out that the way we treat rape victims is not the same way we treat victims of other crimes, and that a whole lot of people like to justify their actions and lack of action against predators by saying false reports can ruin a man’s life. My point is that false reports aren’t really the thing anyone should be concerned about.

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