In conflicts in developing countries it’s common to see even young boys carrying firearms. Little interest in the boys’ plight – let alone sympathy for them – is ever displayed by either the mainstream media or politicians. We thanks L for pointing us to a piece concerning Nigeria. Of course we hope every effort is made to return the kidnapped girls to safety. We just want proportionate concern to be shown towards boys who generally suffer worse outcomes.
The article ends with this question:
Why did the press spring to action when young women were kidnapped, but were virtually unmoved when it was young boys who were being slaughtered and burned alive?