Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Ten Thousand Men?

If you haven't heard today, perhaps you've been hiding under a rock for the past 24 hours, I don't know... But if you haven't heard, a female soldier died in Afghanistan today. Four men died, and scores have died previously, but the media sees fit to mention this gender-based tid bit again and again and again.

How we're supposed to get anywhere near to equality when this fact is repeated over and over, I have no idea.

Unlucky for those four soldiers who died today. Males get second billing on the death front.

Update: Does the media view each death equally? See this story and make your own mind up.


BenefitScroungingScum said...

Pretty offensive post. I'm not sure what to say apart from the important point being that four families lost their loved ones, not cheap point scoring about 'equality'.

OFMN said...

Cheap points? Three male soldiers died along with one female, and yet they're treated as a footnote to the story of the first dead female soldier in Afghanistan.

If the following story doesn't make this point clear, I don't know what will: