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Hacavitz - Ojpanna
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So why haven’t we heard about it?
The news: South Korea’s tragic ferry disaster has gripped international headlines for the past week as the world watched with bated breath to find out what happened. Though 159 bodies have been discovered by divers, another 143 still remain missing — and families and loved ones are hoping against hope that they are somehow still alive.
But on the other side of the world, 234 schoolgirls in Nigeria, ages 16 to 18, wereabducted two days before the South Korean incident. Armed men broke into a school in the northeastern city of Chibok, shot the guards and took the girls away while they were taking a physics exam. The attack has been linked to Boko Haram, a jihadist affiliate of al-Qaida.
So why haven’t we heard about it? Simply put, because the world has very different views on South Korea and Nigeria. One is among the richest countries in the world and a powerful Western ally with a high quality of life and strong international presence. The other is in Africa, where, you know, these things happen all the time — or so we’re led to believe.
"In Nigeria, the mass abduction of schoolgirls isn’t shocking," CNN claims. “No one knows where the missing girls are. And even more surprising, no one’s particularly shocked.”
Image Credit: Al-Jazeera
But that’s not true. Boko Haram, which is Hausa for “Western education is sinful,” is against the education of girls. Girls have been abducted in the past to serve as cooks or sex slaves — but a kidnapping of this size is unprecedented.
And despite what CNN might think, people aren’t simply giving up on the girls. Desperate family members and town residents have gone on the search, combing the Sambisa Forest, a known terrorist hangout, on motorcycles. The search parties have so far had some success, uncovering traces of the girls.
The government is not helping. According to the school, about 43 girls have already escaped their captors — no thanks to the authorities. ”None of these girls were rescued by the military; they managed to escape on their own from their abductors,” said schoolmaster Asabe Kwambura.
As recently as Monday, education authorities claimed that only 85 girls have gone missing, despite the families’ insistence that 234 were taken. The military even claimed at one point that they rescued all but eight girls — which they immediately retracted the following day.
Nigerian security officials insist they are in ”hot pursuit” of the abductors, but they’ve yet to find a single girl. ”It’s alarming that more than a week after these girls were abducted, there are not any concrete steps to get them back,” said Human Rights Watch’s Nigeria researcher Mausi Segun.
It’s a dangerous environment. Boko Haram has been on a rampage in recent months and on the same day as the girls’ abduction, the group claimed responsibility for a bombing in Abuja that killed 75. The terrorist group, which wants to establish an extremist Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria, has alreadykilled over 1,500 people this year.
But that does not mean we should look the other way when a tragedy like this takes place.
"The South Korean story has unfolded on camera, in a first-world country with every facility for news reporting. In contrast, the young Nigerians have vanished into the darkness of a dangerous world," Ann Perkins writes in the Guardian. "Nigeria is complex and messy and unfamiliar. It is easy to feel that what happens there is not real in the way that what happens on camera in South Korea is real."
The ugly truth is that when young lives are similarly at stake, we are more shocked when the danger takes place in a country that is considered stable and affluent — and less so in a country where violent insurgents are trying to take over.
But the media has a responsibility to report the truth rather than ignoring a story because it sounds familiar. It’s easy to become desensitized to stories coming out of a conflict-ridden region, but that doesn’t mean these human lives are worth any less.
Source: Eileen Shim for Policy Mic
dogmanii said: Most people my age are married or have kids; fuck that! :-)
Amen to that! No thanks to both, for me..
I’m in the NO BABIES CLUB fo lyfff
dayglokoolaid writes: What’s your opinion on the use of marijuana for hedonistic/recreational purposes?
Honestly whether you’re doing it to help you get to sleep or just for a little buzz, makes no difference to me.
If it’s a personal informed decision, where any consequences don’t hurt anyone (to any deciding to ingest THC through smoking know ‘possible health risks related to any smoke’ etc.) who the fuck am I to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t put in their bodies, let alone whether they should be ‘allowed’ to do so?
I hate when someone who’s anti-marijuana ask a marijuana smoker or advocate for justifications, as to why they smoke or support marijuana for not only medicinal use but recreational personal use as well, to which I say: ”No I don’t have glaucoma but I do have a poor appetite & slight insomnia. I just know what works for me.”
The whole argument that weed is a gateway drug is absolute BS. Just because you smoke weed doesn’t mean you’re gonna go smoke meth, it just happens that people that DO go an smoke meth probably have smoked a bowl of green a couple times. On that note: Prohibition of weed is very illogical considering it does have medicinal use like many other herbs, (I’m an ultra lib[eral], so I believe all drugs should be legalized to some extent- but that’s a whole other topic) yet it’s a fuckin’ ‘Schedule 1 Illegal Controlled Substance’ (along with cocaine, heroin, meth, etc.) here in the US. That sets a bad precedent, like telling kids abstinence is better than harm prevention & reduction. (or not even mentioning the options other than abstinence, ha.)
In the context of drug use instead of sex, this makes experimenting kids think or rationalize:
"Oh, well I smoked a bowl.. I’ve been told it’s terrible all my life, but I didn’t die! I wonder what else I could try that won’t kill me.. Considering how the law says weed is as bad as meth & heroin.. I wonder what other lies I’ve been believing."
Any unbiased person (that doesn’t have an anxiety issue) who smokes weed for the first time after hearing the
non-existent horror stories will quickly realize after doing so that the rhetoric is all just nonsense fear-mongering.
It causes more harm than good demonizing something harmless in the same schedule/ranking of illegality as ACTUALLY DANGEROUS drugs.
What kind of message does that send?
Anyway those are just some of my thoughts/opinions on the matter, in the form of a weird random tangent.
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Being inventive; using a food tent so no junk or bugs get in my petals while they sun dry. :)
What if I was? It doesn’t make a difference because regardless I wouldn’t hook up and/or be with you..
Katy Perry’s first and last attempt at crowd surfing