The PJ Tatler

Women don't lie.

Or do they?

But who is going to protect our sons? We who were on the front lines in the 70s when things were bad for women, we have raised good sons. Men we are proud of. Who will stand up for them?

I am now appalled to think that I was one of these women who thought that women don’t lie…and where there smoke there’s always a fire. Despite having raised a beautiful son, I was a sexist. Then I started doing research. There have been studies done since the 80s citing the percentage of rape allegations that are false. Some studies say as high as 60%. People who have been dealing with this for years have tried to tell us that women do lie. But we haven’t wanted to hear.

This is from The Elephant, a local Boulder — magazine? Blog? It’s hard to put a finger on. But in a lot of ways it’s as far from a PJM sort of sensibility as could be imagined. I’m sure they’re going to catch pluperfect hell from some of their readers for this.  The piece is worth reading.


See also “Children don’t lie” above.