Finally – It Made the MSM

A Hashtag May Help Rescue Jihadi-Enslaved Nigerian Schoolgirls – The Daily Beast.

We talked about this in several of my classes over a week ago.  This happened at the same time as the ferry disaster in S Korea.  Both involved young high school students.  But the ferry sinking got all the attention, and 260 young women from central Africa, kidnapped and facing sexual slavery, got not even a mention.

We speculated on why these girls and their plight were ignored by major news outlets.  My students figured that it was because “Africa is a long ways away”,  “it’s hard to get news from there,” and “Anderson Cooper can’t get there safely or easily.”

I didn’t volunteer what I really thought, but it’s not very nice, so I won’t write it here, either.  Suffice it to say that the world has finally noticed.  I just hope it’s not too late.

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