Every time I talk about my research into sexual assault laws and my advocacy work for victims of sexual assault, I have to listen to some man ask me the same question
“Well what about the men who get falsely accused?”
There is an entire system set up for you. There are barriers in place and safeguards and double checks and a whole system designed to try and make sure only guilty people pay for crimes.
Would you ever ask me
“Well what about the men who get falsely accused of stabbings?”
Because you’re a law student and not a fucking moron
why why why
Do you think that’s the appropriate question when I’m telling you about the overwhelming number of women who don’t report instances of sexual violence, or the fact that sexual assault trials effectively force women to relieve their assault as a public spectacle multiple times, or the gross underfunding of sexual assault crisis centres
‘Playing Devil’s Advocate’ is just a fun way of saying ‘but what about the men’
No matter how you dress it up, you still tell me you’re a dickbag
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