The Noble Lie, Feminist Style
False accusations of rape are more common than you think.
Aug 1, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 43 • By CATHY YOUNG
In 1977, when feminists were waging a nationwide battle for legal reforms to improve the treatment of rape victims, Columbia University law professor Vivian Berger—generally a supporter of these reforms—cautioned against “sacrificing legitimate rights of the accused person on the altar of Women’s Liberation.” Today, that warning remains as relevant as ever.
Cathy Young is a contributing editor to Reason magazine and a columnist for RealClearPolitics.com.