Our thanks to Alan for this. He writes:
The article suggests that another leading Linux developer is already being targetted. He made the mistake of criticising rape statistics as being based on faulty methodology and for being inflated. His misdemeanour was this statement on the infamous Koss study:
‘…. over half of [a report’s] cases were ones where undergraduates were plied with alcohol, and did not otherwise involve using physical force or other forms of coercion. And if you asked the women involved, only 27% of the people categorized by Koss as being raped called it rape themselves. Also found in the Koss study, although not widely reported, was the statistic that of the women whom she classified as being raped (although 73% refused to self-classify the event as rape), 46% of them had subsequent sex with the reported assailant…
Please note, I am not diminishing what rape is, and or any particular person’s experience. However, I am challenging the use of statistics that may be hyperbolic and misleading’
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