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by Jen at 6:13 pm on 18.06.2008 | 2 Comments
filed under: like a fish needs a bicycle, rant and rage

i really don’t understand this kind of reporting:

first female british soldier killed in afghanistan

surely a woman’s death is no more or less tragic than the 105 deaths of the british men who’ve been killed.

and if a woman’s death is seen to be somehow more inhumane… if it makes us stop and think about the senseless loss of another life… then we should ask ourselves what the hell we’re actually fighting for. how did we get to this place?

mother, daughter, father or son – all loss of life in war is equally senseless. there is no war without death, and every single soldier or civilian killed is an scathing indictment of our colossal failure to achieve peace.

josh ritter – girl in the war

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  • 1

    Comment by noble savage

    18.06.2008 @ 18:44 pm

    well said.

  • 2

    Comment by Strawberry

    19.06.2008 @ 18:43 pm

    But they want to sell papers, and reporting those kind of distinctions do exactly that. sad

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