What a moran! The entire article can be found under "Bad Science" "Women who drink alcohol, wear short skirts and are outgoing are more likely to be raped?We found no evidence that that women who are more outgoing are more likely to be raped, this is completely inaccurate, we found no difference whatsoever. The alcohol thing is also completely wrong: if anything, we found that men reported they were willing to go further with women who are completely sober.<quoted text>
the fact is that women who drink, use drugs, go to bars, and dress provocatively are more likely to be raped than those who do not behave in that manner.....that's not an excuse or a justification, just a fact.....
And what about the Telegraphs next claim, or rather, the Telegraphs reassuringly distant and objective assertion that it is scientists who are now claiming that women who dress provocatively are more likely to be raped?
We have found at the minute that people will go slightly further with women who are provocatively dressed, but this result is not statistically significant. Basically you cant say thats an effect, it could easily be the play of chance. I told the journalist it isnt one of our main findings, you cant say that. Its not significant, which is why were not reporting it in our main analysis.
So if the Telegraph are throwing blame around with rape, who do we blame for this story, and what do we do about it? On the one hand, were not naturally impressed with the newspaper.When I saw the article my heart completely sank, and it made me really angry, given how sensitive this subject is. To be making claims like the Telegraph did, in my name, places all the blame on women, which is not what we were doing at all. I just felt really angry about how wrong theyd got this study. Since I started sniffing around, and Sophia complained, the Telegraph have quietly changed the online copy of the article, although there has been no formal correction, and in any case, it remains inaccurate."