What we talk about when we talk about rape

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

On one level, numbers shouldn’t matter: Rape is ugly, it’s serious and can have devastating consequences for its victims. But if numbers are being used to generate a national panic or to institute university policies that may cause more harm than good, then we need to assess them as dispassionately as possible, without being accused of being ‘rape cultured’ or supporting perpetrators.”

Read the op-ed in the LA Times by Dr. Carol Tavris.