Although I’m pleased that the research is being taken seriously, it still makes me want to bash my head against the table in impotent rage that there was even need for a study like this in the first place. Why, when a woman reports that she has been raped while drunk is she not believed? I have sat in on a trial where a girl claimed she had been assaulted and it is an incredibly difficult thing to watch. Imagine being that girl -- having to stand up in front of a group of strangers, and the person who raped you, and recount in detail, blow by blow, what happened to you. Imagine having every gap in your memory questioned? Why would you choose to make that up?Well, Emily, there’s all sorts of reasons.
It could be because, as law students, they think they can get away with it.
It could be because they are liars and fantasists.
It could be because they know that idiots like you will demand they face no punishment.
It could be because they know that the legal system is biased in favour of even proven nutjobs.
It might be because avoiding justice is easy if you can portray yourself as a victim.
It might be because the effect on the accuser will be so much worse than your own punishment.
Or it might just be because, despite the full benefits of a Western education, you're as dumb as a tree stump.