In radical communities where we may assume someone’s credibility or even their reliability on the basis of their professed “politics,” interrogating privilege and power should go beyond writing an essay or winning a debate. It should materialize as a commitment to dismantling it within our personal relationships with the people we profess to care about. Look at the record of how they have treated you as their romantic partner, their friend, as a person who supposedly means something to them. If this does not match with their politics, ignore their public record and pay attention to their private one.
False rape accusations are an anomaly.
True rape accusations are a norm.
You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.
Re-blog now, read later.
"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”