180 votes
Accepted

Is this Swedish government pamphlet a guide for men who have married underage girls?

The pamphlet is/was real; the claim "a guide to welfare" is false The pamphlet is/was real and caused a stir in the Swedish news, for example: Aftonbladet (in Swedish) The pamphlet was published on ...
user avatar
  • 11k
144 votes

Is this Swedish government pamphlet a guide for men who have married underage girls?

For completeness, here is the full 4 page pamphlet together with an English translation: Information to you who are married to a child Child marriage is illegal in Sweden In Sweden it is ...
user avatar
  • 1,968
73 votes

Was a 15-year-old teen sentenced to 15 years because he took 5 seconds to stop intercourse with an 18-year-old?

It's partly correct, but it is missing an important aspect of the female’s testimony. "J.L." (Jewel Lankford) is the female, "Baby" (Maouloud Baby) is the male discussed in the OP, and "Mike" (...
user avatar
  • 96.4k
70 votes

Do 87% of female rape victims experience an orgasm during the attack?

I'd like to know if that scientific article existed No, it seems that the Liebowitz study is completely made up. The MSNBC Article The link that is given doesn't work anymore. But using the wayback ...
user avatar
  • 50.5k
55 votes
Accepted

Was a 15-year-old teen sentenced to 15 years because he took 5 seconds to stop intercourse with an 18-year-old?

Was a 15 year old teen sentenced 15 years because he did not stop a 5 second intercourse with an 18 year old quickly enough? No, there was a conviction but the conviction was overturned, and ...
user avatar
  • 1,006
46 votes
Accepted

Is Sweden experiencing a "rape epidemic?"

No, there is not even a good correlation between actual rape rates and immigration. The figure that Gatestone Institute cites is the rate of reported rapes. This has indeed increased, but the reason ...
user avatar
41 votes
Accepted

In Alabama, if a person is found not guilty of rape, is their accuser assumed to be lying?

No. The more I read this claim, the more and more messier I realize it is. The Tweet claims several things: There is a law in Alabama about false accusation of rape. That law states that if a person ...
user avatar
  • 11.1k
38 votes
Accepted

Was Isaac Asimov notorious for groping women?

One of the links in the original Io9 article seems to be a reasonable repository of evidence for Asimov's groping. The blog links to images from the rare books collection at NIU Dekalb, which hosted ...
user avatar
  • 1,915
29 votes

Was a 15-year-old teen sentenced to 15 years because he took 5 seconds to stop intercourse with an 18-year-old?

The claim as stated contains errors and purposefully excludes relevant information. Baby - the alleged rapist in question - was not 14 or 15, but 16: [...] appellant, who was sixteen years old at the ...
user avatar
  • 50.5k
26 votes
Accepted

Were American female soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan more likely to be raped by their fellow soldiers than attacked by the enemy?

Unclear, but a still considered a serious problem. With the parameters of the statement provided, it is difficult to definitively confirm or refute it. In order to do so we would would need to know ...
user avatar
  • 16.7k
24 votes
Accepted

Did GOP senators say these things about Kavanaugh allegations?

Yes, these appear to be accurate quotes. Lindsay Graham, from the Washington Post: Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before she testifies to Senate:...
user avatar
  • 3,829
23 votes
Accepted

Was this image used in an anti-rape advertising campaign?

Yes. But it is out of circulation and no longer used. According to "How this school's old anti-rape poster sparked new controversy" in the The Daily Dot, an internet community newspaper ...
user avatar
  • 5,301
23 votes

Did the city of Berlin set up safe zones for women for New Year’s Eve 2017/2018?

There will be an area for women to come if they feel harassed. Interestingly, this area is called "Women's Safety Area" (in English) even in German media so it seems to be the official name....
user avatar
  • 4,648
22 votes
Accepted

Do 31 US states give rapist fathers visitation rights?

There is a very detailed analysis in A State-By-State Examination of the Parental Rights of Fathers Who Conceive a Child by Rape Really there is no substitute for going through each state's law ...
user avatar
  • 96.4k
22 votes
Accepted

Were fathers arrested while trying to rescue their daughters from rape in Britain at least on two occasions?

The text of the report can be downloaded from here. The report includes the following paragraph, 5.9 In two of the cases we read, fathers tracked down their daughters and tried to remove them from ...
user avatar
  • 26.2k
21 votes
Accepted

Did Soviet soldiers commit two million rapes of German women in 1945?

I think the problem here is not so much the issue in and of itself, but the numbers. With the German authorities deposed and the Allied (especially Soviet) authorities not really being trusted by the ...
user avatar
  • 18.8k
21 votes
Accepted

Did rape crime drop by 90% in Orlando in 1966 due to women firearms training?

The claim that guns were a causal factor in rapes going down in Orlando is from a paper from Gary Kleck, a legitimate criminologist from Florida State. I believe that it is this article, but it doesn'...
user avatar
  • 1,915
20 votes
Accepted

Did Ivana Trump claim under oath that she had been raped by Donald Trump?

The court documents are sealed and thus not available. Some of the them were still obtained by the New York Daily News, but the deposition in question is missing and was possibly destroyed in a fire. ...
user avatar
  • 50.5k
20 votes

Are these rape statistics correct regarding rapes of black women by white men between 2003 and 2008 in USA?

These are not actually rape statistics, but survey results, which the image then incorrectly extrapolates from. According to Business Insider the BJS rejects the given interpretation of these numbers, ...
user avatar
  • 50.5k
19 votes

Are 1 in 5 college women raped?

According to an over 100 page federally-funded study The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study, studying the January 2005 through December 2007 time period: Nearly 5% of the total sample was forcibly ...
user avatar
  • 96.4k
19 votes
Accepted

Is this protest sign referring to Europe?

It may appear as if it's about police failing to stop the 2016 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, but using water cannon and tear gas on Pegida demonstrations. But the picture pre-dated the ...
user avatar
  • 38.4k
17 votes
Accepted

Have 5% of Australian Catholic priests been charged with child sexual abuse offences?

This one surprised me. I had started writing an answer suggesting that this was most likely a misunderstanding of a claim by Professor Des Cahill to a Victorian state inquiry in 2012: AT LEAST one ...
user avatar
  • 132k
17 votes
Accepted

Is this a photo of an actual ad posted by sex traffickers?

The verifiable facts: On Feb 1st, 2017, the "Costa Rica Star" reported that a school district in San Diego performed a sweep which arrested 400 in connection to sex trafficking, featuring a cropped ...
user avatar
  • 1,126
16 votes
Accepted

Have two out of only 27 Muslim refugees in Japan been arrested for sexual assault?

From the Tokyo reporter article, the two arrested have not been granted refugee status, but are in the process of applying for it: TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two Turkish ...
user avatar
  • 38.4k
16 votes
Accepted

Are men raped at a higher rate than women, after considering prison rape?

The Daily Mail article actually did a good job of providing a source of the "The Shame of Our Prisons: New Evidence" from the New York Review of books which provided a good jumping off point. Doing a ...
user avatar
  • 16.7k
16 votes

Until 2016, did Germany require rape victims to physically resist their attackers?

Did German law, until recently, require rape victims to physically resist their attackers? No, not currently and not recently. The legal situation is not that simple. The German Criminal Code, ...
user avatar
16 votes

Have 5% of Australian Catholic priests been charged with child sexual abuse offences?

Referring to RMIT professor Des Cahill's 2012 analysis, the answer is yes to the '1 in 20' figure based on a population of 378 Corpus Christi priests graduating between 1940 and 1966 out of which 14 ...
user avatar
  • 22.4k
16 votes
Accepted

Are Germans buying anti-rape "safety shorts"?

They do exist (the shop is here; they have two different models), but are likely not bought in huge numbers. Focus - a more or less reliable German news magazine - had an article about this in January ...
user avatar
  • 50.5k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible