Sunday, March 01, 2009

You will be sickened

In the fantasy fiction I write, those who mistreat women fare very badly. As an author, I am in charge of my fantasy world. I am not, however, in charge of justice here on earth.

David A Love has a post up at Daily Kos today titled "LaVena Johnson: Raped and Murdered on a Military Base in Iraq." I commend it to you. It is a horrific story, but what is even worse is a sense that it is only the tip of an iceberg.

I hope we are moving into an era of better behavior and much better accountability.

May LaVena rest, at last, in peace and rise in glory.

--the BB


Ellie Finlay said...

Oh, she is lovely and has such a gentle, sweet face.

I confess I didn't read the story. I'm just not feeling up to managing being horrified right now.

But I will say prayers.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

The Sum of an Age in a way. Bad and ugly.

Paul said...

Thank you, Ellie. It is the prayers we need, not the shocking of you. Alas, it seems many young women have been attacked in situations like this. Shameful. Tragic. Indefensible.