I don’t know whether you recall Naomi Wolf’s bestseller “The Beauty Myth”? I read it at university and remember thinking it good (although I vastly preferred Faludi’s “Backlash”).
Well, somewhere between there, via Occupy Wall Street, and here?
She’s gone a bit, as we say around my neck of the woods, “doolally tap”.
From her publicly posted Facebook page, she treats us to this:-
“In 2006 I went to Sierra Leone where 15000 girls had been kidnapped as sex slaves and NO ONE IN THE US CARED…not the state dept, not the military, no one in the media would run the story I was pushing for but finally Oprah did the story…news shows said ‘our audience is suburban’ meaning ‘we don’t care about black girls being kidnapped’….so the HUGE ANOMALOUS reaction to this EVERYDAY kind of sexual violence against African teenage girls is VERY SUSPECT and totally theatricalized, if that is a word”
A couple of things, really, Naomi. Firstly, those 15000 girls you mention? They weren’t all stolen in one go. Secondly, they weren’t all stolen in one go by an Islamist terror group. Thirdly, they weren’t all stolen in one go by an Islamist terror group whose leader made a broadcast saying he’d stolen them to be slaves because they were receiving an education. And fourthly, after all being stolen in one go by an Islamist terror group who then made a broadcast saying he’d stolen them to be slaves because they were recieving an eduction, the people of Sierra Leone didn’t launch a 3 week co-ordinated social media campaign (like the people – WOMEN – of Nigeria did) to bring to this to the attention of a blase world.
So, you know, maybe it’s that. Or maybe the US ZIONAZI WARPIG MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX is USING IT TO STEAL NIGERIA’S OIL?????????
Anyone seen Occam’s Razor?