Tam is one of my first reads every morning. While forcing myself into wakefulness, I visit her pink page, sip my coffee and either chuckle at her snark, smile at the goingson at Roseholme, or grumble at whatever news story she's chosen for her unique commentary.
This morning, however, View From the Porch has made me angry. Tam found a story about how the U.N. (& yeah, I admit it. Most mentions of the U.N. make me a little pissed anyway) has found that children are being raped in Afghanistan. Not surprising, of course - it has happened since human beings first started to war against each other, which I suspect was probably very, very early on.
Oh, yes, the U.N. will protect them. Terrific. We all know how they feel about rape, right? I am not holding out much hope for these Afghan girls...especially since I researched and discovered what exactly the U.N. is doing about rape. (here's a clue: not a damn thing.)
They encourage us all to learn this gesture:
which reminded me instantly of this Oleg Volk poster:
But I bet self-defense and fighting back is not in the U.N.'s "plan" for these helpless girls. It would kind of put them out of a job, wouldn't it?