TLDR for folks wondering if there is anything to this: they’re (dated!) talking points from a conservative piece in TIME that is part of a movement to “debunk” stats on campus sexual violence. This movement has seized on the difficulty of accurately measuring sexual violence as a way of challenging Obama-era policies aimed at reducing campus sexual assault. See:
- Conservative Women Argue Sexual Assault Numbers Are Overblown — The Atlantic
- Independent Women’s Forum Challenges One In Five Statistic | New Republic
- Why Has TIME Become The Hub For Anti-Feminists? — The Frisky
And just to save you some time, David, I’m not going to get into a back-and-forth with you. I’m doing this fact checking for the folks who found this article because they’re sincerely concerned with reducing the incidence of sexual assault and harassment. If you want to have a political debate you’ll have to look elsewhere.