In my professional travels, one topic that frequently arises is that of false allegations of sexual assault. There is a widespread, but incorrect belief that this is common, and that women in particular, will frequently lie about sexual assault as a response to, say, “regretted” sex or infidelity.
My colleagues wrote a fantastic piece on the research around false allegations (PDF), which I would encourage people to read and share with their multidisciplinary teams. And the always compelling blog Yes Means Yes today publicized the forthcoming publication of a new research article by David Lisak, et al. (who co-authored the aforementioned article) that reports on the results of a recent study on this topic, with compelling outcomes. The blog entry is a nice overview of Dr. Lisak’s work in this area, and it’s well-linked, if you’re so inclined to delve deeper.