We have the power of social media and the parents of some of the girls to thank for that. Just because the main stream media doesn't think that it's a story that should be front and center in the headlines, that doesn't mean that we can't make it an important story by making our own voices heard by whatever means necessary.
The authorities in Nigeria are finally coming around to the seriousness of what took place and I am glad that the State Department has decided to assist with the search as well.
"On April 16, armed men herded the girls out of bed and forced them into trucks in the town of Chibok. The convoy of trucks then disappeared into the dense forest bordering Cameroon.
Angry Nigerians contend authorities are not doing enough. They took to social media using hashtags #BringBackOurGirls and #BringBackOurDaughters to demand more from the government.
But Nigeria's Defense Ministry said it's committed to the search.
Boko Haram's name translates to "Western education is a sin" in the local language.
The group especially opposes the education of women. Under its version of Sharia law, women should be at home raising children and looking after their husbands, not at school learning to read and write." [Source]
Gee, that sure sounds like the views of some people in this country.
Finally, this might be a good time for the GOP to start paying closer attention to their candidates who are running for public office across the country.
From North Carolina comes the bizarre story of an anti Gay politician who, as it turns out, has quite an interesting history himself.
"A Republican candidate for North Carolina State Senate, and supporter of the state’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage, was revealed this week to have been a female impersonator at a gay nightclub about a decade ago.
Wiles initially denied the claim, but has since made cryptic comments that did little to elucidate the matter, such as, “I have already apologized to the people who matter most to me for the things I did when I was young.” [Source]
Can you say hypocrite boys and girls?