Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Boko Haram Is a Joke: #BringBackOurGirls

Here's another awesome episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Once again, it's the court jester telling the truth.

Go ahead, Rush Limbaugh. Make fun of Mrs. Obama and activists such as Malala Yousafzai who have joined the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. As these hashtag activists do the important work of raising awareness of the kidnapping of over 200 girls by religious extremists in Nigeria, Limbaugh can just keep on doing his thing, making himself look like an asshole. Jon Stewart suggests we retaliate with this hashtag:


"See, that's the thing about hashtag activism. It cannot force a crazy person to do something, but it can shame a less crazy person into not doing nothing." -- Jon Stewart

"You guys are trying so hard to convince everybody that you're such badasses, but all you've done with this kidnapping is highlight who the real badasses are: the kids you kidnapped. Compared to a teenager who knows that her desire for an education can get her dragged into a snake infested jungle to be sold as a bride by some demented stick-chewing cartoon villain but still gets up and goes to class every day, fully aware of that danger. Compared to their courage, I'd say Boko Haram is a bunch of little girls, but you know what? They don't deserve that compliment." -- Jon Stewart


Badass Girl Malala Yousafzai 
image source Twitter

I pray for the safe return of these girls to their homes so they can get back to school, get an education, and keep fighting for the rights of women and girls around the globe.