Warning: Major spoilers for Gillian Flynn's novel Dark Places below:

So I just finished one of Gillian Flynn's (Gone Girl) other novels, Dark Places, and AGAIN it's a story that involves false rape allegations and a twist where a presumed-innocent woman who's gone missing winds up being guilty of the central crime even though there are several seemingly more likely male candidates.

On the one hand, I get the idea that it's more "shocking" or "surprising" to have a female character snap and, in this case, murder a child, but it's interesting to point out that false rape and sinister, crazy women are recurring themes for Flynn.

While I want to commend a successful female author, I hate that these popular books are help promoting the myth of the widespread problem of false rape, and the ways that it affects accused men.

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Sorry for the rant, but I just finished it and basically did this: