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If you want to get downvoted on the Men’s Rights subreddit on Reddit, just post something about how you were actually raped in a discussion of “The Campus Rape Myth.” You’ll get a batch of instant downvotes, and a bunch of Men’s Rightsers questioning whether or not you’re telling the truth, and demanding that you answer all of their questions.

Contrast this to what happens when a guy posts something on that subreddit about being falsely accused of rape or child abduction. No scrutiny, no downvotes. It’s simply assumed to be true.

This is the internet, and it’s pretty hard to know who is and who isn’t telling the truth. But this is a pretty clear double standard, on the part of people who claim to hate double standards.

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Yohan
11 years ago

> Mark: That woman said "I was raped." she does not have to prove she is not lying. UNLESS she ACCUSES SOMEONE.This is not correct. To be a liar and to file deliberately a false police report is an offense for itself, regardless if this woman is accusing a certain person or not.To create hoax crimes might turn out to be a costly adventure.Police in some countries has already the right to charge such malicious women high fees for wasted working hours in case the crime never took place.

David Futrelle
11 years ago

>"This is not correct. To be a liar and to file deliberately a false police report is an offense for itself"You know, it would be nice if once in a while you actually read the post and the thing I linked to before offering your opinions on them. The woman in question did not report the crime. She explains why in detail in a number of her posts on reddit.

witman
11 years ago

>I read that post David and it shows a lot of people supporting the victim of the crime. I see one (if it happened) in parenthesis, but that is it!

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