Movies, TV shows, soap operas, novels and novellas have mined the trope of false rape and assault allegations- mined that area dry but not quite dead.

And the world, conditioned on male ideas of what love looks like, a world when men decided that men woo-and make a woman ‘fall in love’, men make the first move and are then conveniently placed as to what that move looks like, and therefore what consent looks like, believe the false accusation trope to be fact.

And not just fact, but frequent fact. Common fact.

Here are some facts:

· Research in the…

Ishma Alvi

Woman, feminist, brown, queer, mother, ex-Muslim, psychologist, new to writing. In that order. And the order changes.

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