Missing Women In Nigeria

CLuesless in America

I am not sure why the news story about how roughly 220 young women were abducted from a school in Nigeria is not more prominent in the American media. Cynically, I have a feeling it’s because, well, it’s not about us. We don’t get things, nor do we want to hear things, that aren’t about us. And sometimes the media just gives us what they think we want.

I drew this quickly on my ipad. This story has been around for a few weeks, but I only learned about it a few days ago, and wanted to comment.  I hope to do more ipad drawings here about the news, and other things of course.


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men, http://www.narrativemagazine.com/store/book/women-men
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11 Responses to Missing Women In Nigeria

  1. Dena says:

    Thank you for shedding light on this story, Liza. I pray for these missing women to be returned home safely.

  2. ubecute says:

    Fully agree. With that said I admit I learned about it yesterday on NPR. Its like we live in cocoon.

  3. Link Nicoll says:

    This truly is a horror story. Keep cartooning and writing about it. I have been in contact with foreign affairs congressional staff. A bill is on its way,

  4. Link Nicoll says:

    A congressional resolution (Senators Boxer and Inhofe) condemning the kidnapping was just passed tonight in congress.

  5. That’s great, thank you. And we are sending some people over to try to find them, as well.

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