- Dec 22, 2001
- Silicon Valley, CA
- Basic Beliefs
When women are harmed or killed, it makes the headlines. Men...not so much. That's probably why you think men have managed to avoid violence, and women are the primary victims. As an example, I'm sure you heard of the kidnapping of the 276 Nigerian girls a few years back by Boko Haram. A horrible thing that grabbed the attention of the world, especially here in the US. But did you know there were boys who were kidnapped and murdered by Boko Haram? I bet not:
The tragic stories of men and boys who have been caught in the crossfire between Boko Haram and security forces have gone virtually unnoticed and the crisis continues to affect thousands of men and women. Just as the Nigerian public and international community demands the whereabouts of the Chibok girls, we should also ask, where are the men - the fathers, sons, husbands and brothers?
No one has suggested that men are not victims of violence. We aren’t saying that this is not a concern for men. We’re just pushing back against your assertion that girls and women don’t have much of a reason to worry about being raped or murdered by men
Where did I say women don't have much of a reason to worry about being raped or murdered by men?