Originally Posted by Miss Deetective
Don't know about you guys, but I sure don't want to wear rose colored glasses all the time!!
Even if we hear about 99 wonderful people doing kind things.....the fact that just one horrific crime was committed, does not lessen that crime nor does it negate its impact, imo.
We should not be burying our heads in the sand. Bad things can, and do, happen to good people all over the globe.
The media has always been more about reporting the negative than the positive. And there never seems to be a shortage of negative things.
I agree, MD, and like I tried to convey, in some of the most traditional lands (parts of Kurdish territory within Iraq, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and many others) naturally about half of residents HAVE LOWER STATUS because they're female, and get subjected to terrifying injustice and violence (canings and execution by religious courts, genital mutilation, honor killing, spousal maiming, punishments for getting
). Maybe from dejarma's point of view, the News is too negative. But I expect many long-suffering women in backward areas to feel overlooked, underreported by the media, and if in Afghanistan/Iraq definitely not
liberated by Americans and the west.