RedRooster Posted March 16 Share Posted March 16 16 minutes ago, Loki said: This IS a story though. It's not the most important story, but then the BBC aren't putting it on their front page as far as I can tell. Obviously, if you could get out, you got out any way you could - but the crux of the story I think is that some women got seats on the plane pretending to be footballers when some GENUINE women footballers didn't and are still stuck there. Which sucks doubly for them. I take your point, but where does it say that anyone missed out because of this? Unless I'm completely missing it - that very sentence is notable by its omission. The article mentions that there is resentment that they escaped with false credentials; but that language strikes me as deliberately careful - as in, I imagine the journalist couldn't establish whether or not this actually prevented other footballers from taking the plane. Ultimately though, I find it hard to feel anything other than sympathy for any of these people. The Taliban regime is brutal towards women. I can't blame anyone for trying to escape, given that the opportunities to do so are incredibly limited. 19 minutes ago, Loki said: It's like the story the other day about the woman jailed for false rape allegations. It's not a comfortable story, it's extremely unhelpful and will fuel unpleasant elements of the right wing, but it IS a news story. The BBC shouldn't self-censor in the way I think you're suggesting, in my opinion. I don't agree with that comparison at all. If you're trapped in that environment, what do you do, exactly? How do you escape if there is no route open to you? Women living under Taliban have restrictions on their mobility. Education is prohibited for most. There are severe restrictions on work, affecting widows particularly badly. I Iknow you're not suggesting otherwise, but fuck, how can you criticise anyone for wanting to get our of that environment. I'm not suggesting the BBC should self-censor; but I still question the merits of this as a story, at least in this presentation. What's the alternative for these women? They live each day at risk of being beaten, raped or killed with no reprecussions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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