You're completely out of touch. It does happen. It happens because of mental illness and it happens for a wide variety of other reasons. Our country has a rich history of this happening, especially to men of color and to famous men. Victims, of all crimes, should be heard and evidence should be gathered. No victim should ever be silenced (no one is arguing they should), but no victim should be automatically believed despite the evidence or lackthereof.Accusers almost never gain anything from coming forward, and more likely lose something in the process (at the very least, stress and emotional pain in having to recall the incident and the impact it had on them).
That’s why they are to be believed, and not silenced.
This is a concept that many here struggle with mightily.
The idea of false accusations is a red herring. It doesn’t happen nearly enough (or really much at all) to warrant significant consideration in the discussion.
If you were accused of S.A., it means likely you were not a perfect angel and you made some poor decisions that night.
Perhaps not poor enough to land you in jail, but being expelled from school for violating student conduct is a much lower consequence so the burden of proof can be much lower.
As far as this statement "If you were accused of S.A., it means likely you were not a perfect angel and you made some poor decisions that night", it's one of the most immoral and illogical things that I've ever read. I used to think you were just a harmless idiot. I was wrong, you're not harmless.