I have two issues with this:
Nathan Cox
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Regardless, the author clarified the statement in the fourth paragraph.

On your issues:

  1. There’s enough evidence to prove that men tend to be the aggressor most of the times. Depending on the research you find, 80 to 93% of perpetrators of rape are men. Their victims tend to have the uneven number as most male and a majority of female victims don’t report rape or sexual assault for fear of shaming and repercussion. This is the number that can change dramatically, especially in male victims. But in the case of the perpetrators, it’s more than clear who are the majority of aggressors. This can be find in the criminal statistics from law enforcement organizations as say the FBI or Justice Department. RAINN doesn’t show much on the gender of the perpetrator but they do source to these law enforcement organizations.
There is quiet a bit of evidence in studies suggesting that it happens way more often then we think but our culture makes it very difficult to report and be taken seriously.

Just to be clear though, this does not mean that women aren’t aggressors or perpetrators of rape. We do see it often in the headlines of female teachers raping their students (since it’s defined by law as rape, as the students are minor, I’ll call it that). But in the sense of what we can prove, women are less likely to commit these crimes (specifically rape. Abuse, including emotional, is another discussion).

Our culture DOES make it very difficult to report rape. If a clear crime that can be proven by all measures, as the rapist in the Stanford case, is reported with such lightness and victim-blaming, imagine how the rest are.

2. The title was clickbait, that is true. However, since there was a clarification later in the article (which many don’t tend to read and comment before reading -not you specifically but in many click-bait cases) it should be noted.