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The Case of Mollie Tibbetts, Murdered While Running

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In July of 2018, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts of Brooklyn, Iowa went out for a run and never came home. More than a month later, her body was found in a cornfield.

The murder suspect, a 24-year-old man, allegedly followed Mollie on her run, and when his sexual advances were rejected, he murdered her. 

This heartbreaking event sparked conversations around what women can do to better protect themselves, but it's also led us to question the misogynistic attitudes that can lead to acts of violence against women.

On this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo, we talk about what a crime like this tells us about our culture, and how we can better prepare ourselves to handle rejection. 

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Lindsey Moon is IPR's Digital Producer
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa