but the devil had no use for me either (redstar826) wrote in ontd_political,
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Why We Need Women in War Zones (TRIGGER WARNING-ARTICLE DISCUSSES RAPE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT)



THOUSANDS of men blocked the road, surrounding the S.U.V. of the chief justice of Pakistan, a national hero for standing up to military rule. As a correspondent for The Chicago Tribune, I knew I couldn’t just watch from behind a car window. I had to get out there.

So, wearing a black headscarf and a loose, long-sleeved red tunic over jeans, I waded through the crowd and started taking notes: on the men throwing rose petals, on the men shouting that they would die for the chief justice, on the men sacrificing a goat.

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I'm only posting the first 2 paragraphs here because, as mentioned in the post title, this article discusses rape and sexual harassment and therefore may be triggering. The rest of the article can be read at the New York Times
Tags: journalism, new york times, opinion piece, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, war, women
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