Girl Power Is Taken, Not Given

AN SIONNACH FIONN

Funny ’cause it’s true…

Sometimes, after glancing through news reports from around the world, I have to ask myself why one half of the human race is not secretly contemplating the extermination of the other half given the horrors the latter regularly and unremittingly inflicts on the former. Three articles from today’s British Independent newspaper may perhaps illustrate my point. First we have this:

“Captured Yazidi girls in Iraq are killing themselves to escape rape and torture at the hands of Isis militants holding them prisoner.

Hundreds of women and children were captured during the group’s bloody sweep through northern Iraq earlier this year and have since been trafficked as sex slaves , forced into marriage and imprisoned.

Victims who managed to escape told Amnesty International that many Yazidi girls killed themselves after losing hope of being saved.

A 20-year-old survivor, called Luna, said she was held with 20 girls as young…

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