The extremist Muslim group Boko Haram has a long history of attacking villages in Nigeria. The world has known about this for a long time.
And yet all of a sudden – seemingly without precedent – the media, the Obama administration, and online social justice crowd are eating up a recent story of Boko Haram abducting 200+ girls. Indeed, they are as frenzied about this as a school of starved piranhas tasting blood in the water. They weren’t really that animated before. But hey, they’ve been busy like everyone else.
The story is a tragedy, to be sure. But like so many stories we hear concerning the perpetual persecution of women by a pervasively pernicious Patriarchy™, there is more to this than meets the eye. And, as you may have guessed, I will show you in this very article.