Category Archives: Mary Koss controversy

Yet Another Koss Critic Can't Get His Facts Right

[Crossposted on “Alas” and on “TADA.” Non-feminists aren’t allowed to leave comments on this post on “Alas,” but anyone can leave a comment on “TADA.”] Jim Hopper makes a good point about Mary Koss’ rape prevalence research:1 Major publications like … Continue reading

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No, Ms Magazine Never “Hired” Mary Koss

(This post is available on both “Alas” and “TADA.” No anti-feminists1 in the comments on “Alas,” please.) On Yahoo Answers, I stumbled across this, which was part of a lengthy anti-feminist rant: As most of us on here already know, … Continue reading

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The US government's crime survey is severely underestimating rape prevalence

[Trigger Warning! This post includes a sample question from a study which asked graphic questions about rape.] (I know that some “Alas” readers looked at the title of this blog post and said “well, no kidding: isn’t that obvious?” But … Continue reading

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Response to Christina Hoff Sommers, part 3: Truths and Lies

In a speech, self-described “conservative feminist” Christina Hoff Sommers said: Let me turn to my second major objection to contemporary feminism: its reckless disregard for the truth. In doing research for my books, I looked carefully at some standard feminist … Continue reading

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The IWF Attack On Rape Statistics

In the National Review Online, and also on the IWF blog, IWF vice-prez Carrie Lukas critiques of Mary Koss’ groundbreaking study of rape prevalence. Lukas’ target is Koss’ finding that 1 in 4 college women has experienced either rape or … Continue reading

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Women Who Don't Call It Rape

The Happy Feminist, Feministe, and The Debate Link have been discussing (seemingly) clear-cut rape cases in which the victim herself doesn’t agree she was raped. Here’s one of the examples from The Happy Feminist’s time as a prosecutor: Victim’s male … Continue reading

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An "epidemic" of female teachers committing statutory rape?

On a right-wing website, Joe Kovacs writes: The seeming U.S. epidemic of cases involving female teachers raping or molesting their students has been “sexported” Down Under, as Australia is experiencing a similar rash of cases. Kovacs goes on to list … Continue reading

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Why don't they give up on attacking Koss already?

In the comments to an earlier thread, Mousehounde wrote: As to the topic: I do not understand the fixation on trying to discredit Koss’ study. What difference does it make if the rate is not 1 in 4? So what … Continue reading

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Has Mary Koss been "discredited"?

(This post is a copy of an email I just sent to Glenn Sacks. Glenn Sacks is the host of “His Side,” a men’s rights radio show. Tonight’s guest was Hugo Schwyzer. I thought Hugo did a terrific job, but … Continue reading

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The 1 in 4 distortion: Where did it come from?

A while ago, I was on some anti-feminist website debating rape prevalence statistics, and of course the “1 in 4″ figure came up. If you’re a feminist, you may not be familiar with the figure; but among anti-feminists, the “1 … Continue reading

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