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'Believe women' is being cheapened to score political points. That will backfire | Jessa Crispin

30 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Using the phrase to land blows on a political opponent could hurt women It's a familiar scenario. An exchange occurs in private. Only the two figures involved - a man and a woman - know what truly transpired. But once they leave that room and start to tell their version of events, the man is given the benefit of the doubt and the woman faces intense scrutiny and skepticism. This is the basic set up for any number of high profile cases that have dominated the news for years now, stories of rapists and other sexual offenders evading legal prosecution or other consequences for years as their...
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