The DOJ's statistics show that the absurd assertion that 1-in-5 or even 1-in-4 college women have been raped is, well, absurd. The actual figure is closer to 1-in-125*, although it is almost certainly less common still than that, as this rate is arrived at by presuming that 100% of all reported college campus rapes legitimately occurred. When it comes to the veracity of rape allegations, however, the estimated rate of false accusations covers a frustratingly large range, from 2% on the low end to as high as 90% on the upper end.
So, here's an assertion that we could irresponsibly make if we wanted to cherry pick what we are desiring to advocate: 3-in-5 rape allegations are BS! Irresponsible though it would be, it would still have more empirical grounding--that is to say, at least some tenuous, sandy grounding at all--than the bogus 1-in-5 factoid that gets so recklessly tossed around by Professional Feminists. Occasionally, sometimes, often, much, and conceivably even most of the time, then, the victim who suffers when a rape accusation is made is a man. Increasingly, the effective standard isn't innocent until proven guilty. Hell, it's not even guilty until proven innocent. It's guilty because accused, period. Even if a falsely accused man eventually exonerates himself and clears his name in the legal arena, his reputation is often forever tarnished.
There is no rape epidemic in the US. To the contrary, rape rates have dropped substantially over the last few decades, in line with the broader trend in steadily decreasing violent crime. The NCVS found a rape rate of 2.4 per 1,000 people aged 12 and older in 1980. Today that rate has fallen to 0.4 per 1,000 people. There is, however, a potentially budding epidemic of false accusations of rape, enabled by culturally Marxist academia, an embarrassingly credulous, standardless, derelict media establishment, and the narcissistic desires of many women to be coddled as victims regardless of the collateral damage satisfying these desires causes other people to suffer.
* The latest data from the US DOJ shows 10,237 reported completed rapes of college women aged 18-24 out of a population of 5,130,004. Multiplying the 10,237 by 4 and dividing it by the 5.1 million total female college population yields the 1-in-125 figure. See table 1 for details.