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Bob Beckel: Women Don’t Need Guns Because Rape on College Campuses Doesn’t Happen

Terminus in WA Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 2:32 PM
Yes, those stats are quite suspect. I followed the link in the column, which then had other links to the studies in question. The methodology for some of the data collection would be considered one of the most unreliable means. For a more detailed analysis, see anything by Christina Hoff Summers, particularly "Who Stole Feminism?" In it you will finds a handy debunking of many oft-reapeated myths, such as the common 1 in 4 rape statistic, the assertion that domestic violence rises on Superbowl Sunday, and the pay inequity fable. That said, Bob Beckel is still a hack.

During a discussion on Fox News’ The Five about concealed carry on campus, liberal co-host Bob Beckel demonstrated his complete ignorance regarding the sexual violence women face, particularly on college campuses.


“When was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?”

 Just because each and every rape on campus does not receive widespread media attention does not mean it’s not happening.  Here are just a few statistics from NYU’s Student Health Center, Mr. Beckel:

-          One in 5 college women...