Figures don't matter; rape needs to stop


In precise terms, Eric Schorvitz and Jeff Saruwatari are correct when they say the probability of a woman being raped was overestimated by Steven Weeks. However, they both seem to be missing the point.

It is the fact that women are being raped at all that should be addressed. The precise probability of a woman being raped whether it is 5 out of 6 or 2 out of 5 is just window dressing. Any probability other than zero is too high.

I believe that our collective time can be better spent eliminating rape than worrying about numbers that cannot even begin to convey the destruction of a single rape.

Eli Lewis Massey

Mechanical Engineering Senior

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