posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 01:15 PM
"Three weeks ago the Daily Telegraph published an unpleasant article headlined
“Women who dress provocatively more likely to be raped, claim scientists”.
It was based on the unpublished and unfinished dissertation of a masters student and got the story entirely wrong. The title of the press release for
the same research was
“Promiscuous men more likely to rape”,
I wrote about this two weeks ago here, documenting all of their errors in detail." Quoted from an article by Ben Goldacre
The article goes on to say that the British Psychological Society had complained to the Torygraph and they had changed the article a little, yet still
managed to get it wrong.
Here we have the link to the second article...
This is the link to the criticism of the article, which is perhaps more important, as the original, incorrect article has been replaced with a newer
apology, but one still in error.
A very sensitive subject, poorly handled by the UK press.