“She was raped, but she was not angry. The journalist who went looking for the Taliban in Afghanistan saw her curiosity end in a cruel ordeal of multiple rape. While this would make others angry or sad, this journalist shows understanding. She says: ‘They also respected me.’ And she was given tea and biscuits.”
I wonder how Joanie de Rijke would have reacted if it were a native Dutchman (evil white man; root of all ills) as opposed to a noble, freedom-loving Taliban (known for their valiant defense against American interlopers, when not promoting the rights of women in their communities) who raped her? And what if he had the courtesy to offer tea and biscuits after the fact?
10 months ago