Friday, October 16, 2009

The True Meaning of Friendship: Follow-Up

Wednesday I posted about the DoubleX debate surrounding some advice that columnist Lucinda Rosenfeld offered to a woman who had felt abandoned by her friends. The topic has generated a considerable amount of internet commentary, and has offered a clear view of how people understand the obligations that inhere in friendship. While it is certainly unfortunate that this debate had to surround a trauma and some awful advice, it is interesting nonetheless.

For those who are following the discussion, the original letter writer, the woman who was drugged at the concert, has again written to DoubleX, to express her own outrage at Rosenfeld's glib dismissal of her pain and to clarify some of the events of the evening in question.

I am linking her letter here.

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