Friend Request

Friday, October 26, 2012


Not long ago, writer Emily McCombs received a friend request from a man who had raped her in her adolescence. She talks to Brooke about how you handle that particular social networking quandary, and about how the interaction was ultimately a surprisingly positive one for her.

Sigur Rós - Flugufrelsarinn (performed by Kronos Quartet)


Emily McCombs

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Brooke Gladstone

Comments [3]

David, she ended up in that situation because the man was a rapist. "Other women can avoid getting involved in that type of thing" when men stop raping women. Your questions seem to put the responsibility for her rape on the woman/victim. Even a drunk, scantily dressed, openly sexual woman should not be expected to change her behavior to avoid being raped. Men need to stop raping women for the number of rapes to decrease. They are not "asking for it". Rape is rape, and it is committed by the rapist. Nothing in a woman's behaviors or actions lead to rape, rapists lead to rape.

Nov. 02 2012 02:24 AM
David from Ukiah, Ca

That was a pretty disturbing story. Has Ms McComb written about how she ended up in that situation? I mean how in the world did other women handcuff her and deliver her to the guy? Why didn't the women help her? It be good to share the story so other women can avoid getting involved in that type of thing.

Oct. 28 2012 10:11 PM
FranciL from NYC

I'm speechless.

Oct. 27 2012 08:29 AM

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