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The Moral Outrage Continues

31shadesofpink:

Here’s an article from a blog called “The Sunday School Dropout”. The article discusses the moral implications of the mass kidnappings from a progressive Christian standpoint. But the best part of this piece is how passionately the article critiques the way society devalues the lives and bodies of women of color. 

How We Failed the Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram

31shadesofpink:

I hate the fact that I had to resume this blog on such a sad note. But do you know what I hate even more?

I hate the fact that there are people our there in this world like Boko Haram that would forcibly take away the freedoms and sexual security of these young girls.due to their fatal religious and political thinking.

I hate the fact that the country of Nigeria tried to cover this up in the worthless attempt to make themselves look good on the world stage.

I hate the fact that developed countries like the good ol’ USA did not intervene with the same tenacity they did in the Middle East and now with Russia and the Ukraine.

I hate the fact that once again, the value of women—especially women of color is so low that reporters and the mass media did not think much about it to report. Had it not been for social media, many of us would have been kept in the dark about this mass kidnapping.

Overall, I hate the fact that I can’t do anymore than just post this opinion piece from Time which reflects the moral outrage I feel about this terrible report.

think-progress:

It might sound crazy, but the recent reboot of the television show Cosmos: A Personal Journey— Carl Sagan’s classic 1980s exploration of all things science, this time starring the charismatic Tyson and renamed “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” — is already attracting more attention for what it says about religion than astrophysics.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos” doesn’t ignore religion to talk about science. 

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