Tribble wrote:Ok. Back in the 1990s the US DoJ did a report on the Lifetime Likelihood of Victimization (the actual title). Based on a much higher rape-rate than we currently have in the US, the lifetime incidence of rape (including attempted rape) was 7% for white women. The chances of it happening twice were so low that it rounded down to 0%. Black women had a 10% chance of one. And a 1% chance of two.
So, when I read this, I think it's (a), this person is a statistical outlier who has gotten a real shitty hand because the chances of three-or-more* sexual assaults are extremely remote or
Child abuse does happen. Even IF that 0% chance was 0.1%, it would be 1 in 1,000. Given the population size of the US, or even for atheists as a whole, that would be a lot of people.
Yeah, I understand that. But if she's claiming 50-years ago, it happened before she was born if the public information about her is right. And since I tested those public sources with people I know, and they came up right, I'm thinking this is a story that has grown in the telling and no longer has any real credibility.
Especially since the two places I know she was in for most, if not all her life, don't have Statute of Limitations for rape. Yet she claims otherwise.
Now, maybe there is some missing information. But I'm too old and have seen, too many times, the pack-of-lies-that-keeps-growing until one day it hits a critical mass of 'obvious problems.' It's not just women who lie, either. Men lie about all kinds of shit that increases their social status with their peer group, about such things as being Navy Seals, winning the Medal of Honor, being Rangers and Green Berets.
It's an attention thing. It's sad as hell. But it happens. I've had men and women pull that shit on me plenty of times when I was young, so I learned to be polite on the outside, understand that it 'could' be true, but to also understand the only place it might be 'true' is in their heads.