(Yes, I'm going to talk about rape in this post. I'll probably open my mouth and insert my foot, but I have some things that I need to say anyway.)
It'd be a lie to say that every rape accusation is true. People can lie about serious things just as often as the nonserious.
However, if one of these accusations is shown to be untrue, it's found out because investigators and attorneys were doing their jobs. For example, the Duke rape case. The defense found out the D.A. was keeping DNA evidence from the court. Turns out the DNA evidence collected from the victim didn't match the three students on trial. The D.A. was reprimanded, and the three students were found not guilty.
In short, if one of these accusations was found untrue, it was found out because investigators and attorneys were doing their fucking jobs!
It wasn't because armchair psychoanalysts from the internet made comments on articles and message boards doubting the story.
Case in point: Melissa Bruen
. It caught my attention through ldragoon
's blog here
My major gripe was in the comments, with so many people seeing this as a publicity stunt
. There are some voices of reason early on, but it descends to the idiocy of "there's police along that path, so you're a liar".
(Yes, I have edited this post to convey my thoughts better. No, I'm not going to tell you what I changed)