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Comment: Re:Students + Anonimity (Score -1, Flamebait) 231

by jythie (#49488305) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
And want to hear something frightening about that? His common sense probably let a lot of child molesters go free. Family court judges are notorious for being dismissive about abuse claims and I know a lot of a adults who still bear a grudge because a judge would not believe one of their parents was abusing them.
Sadly, your uncle is not a counter example, he is more likely an example of the problem.

Comment: Re: Students + Anonimity (Score 0) 231

by jythie (#49488233) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
Yes, it can. However, rape destroys lives too. Given how difficult it is to prosecute a case and how massively under reported it is, just how much do we need to think of the poor men when weighing things that might actually help victims? People are either forgetting (or simply do not care) that this is used to discredit rape victims at much higher rates. So all I can really read from this is 'men matter, women do not, anything that might hurt men but help women must be stopped!'

Comment: Re:How can anyone think this is possibly a good id (Score 1) 231

by jythie (#49485149) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
The problem is, too many people get their idea of how accusations pan out from MRA blogs then victims networks or even actual research. If even a tiny percentage of men have their lives ruined by women with false accusations it gets blown up in the only type of case that matters, thus women are assumed to be lying sluts unless they prove otherwise over and over and over, and even then they will be treated like they were 'probably' lying for the rest of their lives because 'so many cases of this happen!'. Even worse, many police and judges buy into this image too...

Comment: Re:How can anyone think this is possibly a good id (Score 0) 231

by jythie (#49485123) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
The more likely case is for every 500 guilty you will sweep up a handful of innocent. While the image of the false accuser is a powerful image in the public imagination, they are pretty rare and it is much more common for a victim to be pushed into dropping things due to the shame and harassment they get in their life.

Comment: Re: Students + Anonimity (Score 1) 231

by jythie (#49485113) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
Ahm, if charges were dropped, the person would not be on the list.

This story also assumes that she was lying and he was telling the truth, have you considered that he was lying? Most victims are given a hard enough time by going forward that they drop out of cases since they have to defend themselves over and over and fucking over from people saying 'well, it is probably just a false accusation, think of the men hurt by sluts like you!'. It gets really draining and a lot of women just give up because the process of going through the trial is just not worth it to get justice.

Comment: Re:Students + Anonimity = some false accusations (Score 0) 231

by jythie (#49485081) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
I see far more people getting raped and not believed then I see people being falsely accused, and this is coming from someone who has had people close to me in both categories.

The vast majority of the time, accusations are turned back on the accuser. There are occasional examples of the accusation ruining the accused, but most of the time people (including officers) assume the accusation is 'probably false' and treat the victim accordingly. Get raped, and generally one will be treated like they deserved it, or are making it up, or are just having regrets, or are simply trying to 'take advantage' of some innocent man.

Comment: Re:Students + Anonimity (Score 1) 231

by jythie (#49485047) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
Ahm, have you ever talked to someone who tried to report rape to the police? It is a real toss up regarding how 'serious' they take it, with many victims finding that the treatment they get from the police makes them question if they should have reported it in the first place. Shaming is so embedded in our culture that even well meaning officers usually end up treating the victim like it was their fault.

Comment: Re:Students + Anonimity (Score 1, Interesting) 231

by jythie (#49485031) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?
One thing to keep in mind is that the effect you get from high profile cases and how the remaining 99.99% can be vastly different. This kind of damage only really occurs either within a community (in which case, accuser or accused, the least popular person is the one who suffers) or if there is massive public attention to a case, which might only be 1 or 2 per year in a country the size of the US. When looking at best practices, we have to examine the common cases, the places where things can do the most harm or most good, NOT the super rare edge cases that get the spotlight.

Comment: Re:And this is news... (Score 2) 309

by jythie (#49480771) Attached to: NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly
Hardware and firmware often has a maze of IP behind them, not all of which is in nvida's power to ignore. Third party software, logic blocks, or even tools can make open sourcing things trikcy, and clearing such releases by the legal department can take non-trivial amounts of time and effort. It costs more than nothing to do it, and they have to weigh that against the possible benefit, which in this case is pretty small.

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