We should stop naming people accused of sexual assault

We should stop naming people accused of sexual assault, by Ashe Schow. “That’s why rape shield laws exist. They’re meant to protect victims, but it’s now becoming clear that the “victim” in many accusations is actually the accused. Activists often claim that the number of false accusations is between 2 percent and 10 percent. But these statistics refer only to accusations that are proven false.”

“An equally small number of cases result in convictions, so following the same logic, we should also be claiming that just 2 percent of rape accusations are true. And even then, rape is the number one crime in which DNA clears convicted people, so even a conviction doesn’t necessarily mean the crime occurred.”