The school girls kidnapped in Nigeria have been held since April 9th. The kidnapping was reported immediately. But public condemnation of the act, and international demands for the girls’ release, grew slowly. A universal horror was not expressed until this week, after Boko Haram released a video of its leader Abubakar Shekau. In the recording, he declared his opinion of females in general and his plans for the kidnapped girls.
So, what happened? Is it that we have to see things to really believe them, to feel them, to react to them? Do we try to deny the evil in the world because we feel powerless to help? Or is it just because we do not want to feel bad?
Is the world doing enough to help the kidnapped girls? Is it doing enough to stop the abuse of girls and women in general? What actions should individuals take toward change?
Confess your feelings on the subject here.