MISUSING Data On Campus Rape. Spoiler alert 1 in 5 is a lie

The Department of Education has used misleading data and a hypocritical invocation of the law to reduce fundamental rights…Researchers were so troubled by the misuse of their findings that they “felt the need to set the record straight” and published a piece in Time Magazine stating “the 1-in-5 statistic is not a nationally representative estimate of the prevalence of sexual assault…” If those numbers were true then we would have a crisis of terrifying proportions. As it turns out, that epidemic is false.  What’s at stake here isn’t some mere technicality; process is the lifeblood of American justice. Still, the Department of Education and its supporters stand by this reduction in procedural rights.

huffingtonpost.com By Tamara Rice Lave

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