Op-Ed Says That ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Might Teach Kids Sexual Assault Survivors Lie

NBC has published an op-ed with a rather interesting take on the Mississippi school district’s decision to eliminate the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” from its curriculum. According to the author, the book probably shouldn’t be discussed in classrooms, as it could “complicate the modern ‘believe victims’ movement.” In the book, a character named Mayella Ewell, who is white, falsely accuses Tom Robinson, who is black, of raping her. Robinson is convicted of rape even when it becomes clear he is innocent of any crime.

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  • BillyHW
  • Mal

    For 50 years I’ve associated the words “To Kill A Mockingbird” with the word “chiffarobe”
    So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.

  • Exile1981

    I’d love to see honest stats of what % of each category of crime where false allegations.

    My bet is 20-50% of rapes, now I do think lots of people don’t report rapes, out of fear or shame… but the more public the accusations have been it seems the less truthful they turn out.

    For accusations of islamaphobia I’d say well over 90% are faked or outright lies.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    We’ve had too many cases of phony victims faking it.