Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A little perspective

The original source notwithstanding, here's a valid question:
"Why is there no respect for motherhood? Why does the West not value its women?"
During buildup to the first Persian Gulf War I read a newspaper article mentioning several children at a U.S. Army post whose mother and father were both being sent to Kuwait. What may have been worse than what was happening to these particular children was the way these situations were treated in the newspaper, and by the wider public. The fact that children were having both parents sent off to war was mentioned merely in passing, as information of interest, but not as an indication that something at a much higher level was dreadfully wrong.

(HT: Between Two Worlds)


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