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‘Believe Survivors, Full Stop’

Anita Hill has an article about Joe Biden, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in today’s New York Times. It is published under the headline, “Believe Survivors, Full Stop.”

The problem with that line of thinking is that people sometimes lie about things, including sexual assault: Lena Dunham, UVA and Rolling Stone, Duke, the Kavanaugh hearings, etc.

In particular, they lie about these things for plainly political reasons. In that, fictitious accounts of sexual assault strongly resemble the phony hate crimes of Jussie Smollett and too many young campus progressives to count.

“Believe survivors” is begging the question.

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