Remember this comment from Murphy?
A Norwegian study looking at rates of violence against prostituted women under the Nordic model was recently released in English. It showed that, since 2008, reports of rape and other forms of physical violence against prostituted women has decreased.
Turns out that is completely false.
Read this post for a thorough debunking of Murphy's math.
The short version:
- The studies done are not comparable because the questions asked were different (this is surveys 101, people)
- Murphy's rape comparison ignores things counted as "sex not agreed to". Sounds like rape.
- If you read values like Murphy, threats with a weapon actually went up.
So at some point, Murphy was actually made aware that the analysis was quite shallow.
The question is, did she know this only after writing her post about sex work, or does she continue to cite bogus numbers just to try to win fans?