Feminist groups in universities in Canada just CANNOT accept any concept that their message message isn't backed up by data. If data doesn't support their claims, THE DATA MUST BE WRONG! Urgh.... Why is this kind of unscientific approach even tolerated in academic communities.
I kid you not. Here are some quotes of the article below.
Overall, experts say the number of sexual assaults reported to Canadian post-secondary schools is surprisingly low, and an indication that they are doing a poor job of encouraging students to come forward.
I find [the numbers] laughingly low," says Lee Lakeman with the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter and a leading voice on the issue of violence against women.
It’s just not that possible that they're that low. I can get more reports of sexual assault by walking across the street on a campus [and asking students directly].
"As a parent or a prospective student I might want to say, ‘What are you doing about sexual assault? What are you doing about prevention? What is your policy?’" says Charlene Senn, a professor at the University of Windsor who studies violence against women on university campuses.
"[A higher number of reported assaults] may well be because they have more supportive services, so I would want to know that. But if there is an absence of those services, then likely that relatively higher rate is something to be concerned about."
So basically, if the numbers are low, this is BAD. But if the numbers are high, this is also BAD. Bad men, bad.
A recent student survey at the University of Ottawa shed some some light on the actual rates of sexual assault at a major Canadian university.
It shows as many as 44 percent of female students experienced some form of sexual violence or unwanted sexual touching while attending the university.
Yet the CBC News survey shows that over the course of five years, only 10 students reported an assault to the U of O.
In 2013, 183 assaults were reported, a 11.5 per cent rise over 2012 and a 69 per cent rise over the number of sexual assaults reported in 2009.
A total of 727 assaults were reported over the five-year period reviewed by CBC News.
Several universities declined to participate
Maybe because they have a clue that the CBC News method of collecting data would be considered intellectual fraud?
A total of six schools either declined or said they weren’t able to provide numbers when asked by CBC News. An additional six schools weren’t able to provide data going back the full five years.
Three of those schools could only provide data by academic year -- rather than calendar year -- meaning their data could not be included in this analysis.
Yes, let's not include any data that doesn't support our agenda.
Dalhousie University declined to provide any data at all. The school’s dentistry college was recently rocked by a scandal involving misogynistic comments on Facebook.
Facebook comments are now a form of rape.