What is more horrible? #BringBackOurGirls

Excellent article. Let’s get our priorities straight.

Rhea Harmsen


On a scale of one to ten, what is more horrible than the kidnapping of little girls to be sold into sexual slavery in order to scare folks into not sending girls to school?

How should we react to that? Is it as important as sanctioning a country for the invasion of another? Is it as important as searching for a plane that has disappeared at sea? Or rescuing miners trapped in a mine?

There are problems in the world that are important. Other problems that are urgent. The international community has to decide where to direct its focus, it’s condemnation and it’s resources. The press can either shine it’s light on festering wounds or create distractions.

Then there are problems that are BOTH hugely important and desperately urgent. So much so, that they merit the full weight of our attention. How long will we drift on the wings…

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