#avengeourboys

Today, NWF initiated a new campaign to set the record straight on Boko Haram and the bigoted reaction by members of the Western media and political establishment who have exploited the recent abduction of girls for Feminist purposes. The reality is that, before these recent abductions, when Boko Haram seized a school the girls were sent home while the boys were butchered with machetes or burned alive.

Where was the outrage for these murdered kids? Where is the outrage now? Buried under a damsel-in-distress story that presses a dishonest Feminist narrative, popularized by the #bringbackourgirls hashtag.

By keeping these murdered boys invisible, Western media and politicians are conveying a horrifying supremacist message about the disposability of males. True gender equality would mean that we are more concerned for children slaughtered than children spared or kidnapped, regardless of their gender. What has happened to both male and female students in Nigeria is awful, but to imply by omission that a child butchered or burned alive is comparable to having a child kidnapped is outrageous, especially when that comparability is based on the bigoted, gynosympathetic elevation of the suffering of one sex over another.

Please spread the hashtag #avengeourboys to raise awareness not only of the true nature and full brutality of Boko Haram, but also of the disturbing Feminist bias of the Western media, politicians, and activists (including America’s First Lady) who ignored the gendered slaughter of boys and even now step over the dismembered and charred corpses of Nigerian boys to spin an incident in which boys were targeted for murder into a cynical Feminist propaganda piece about the victimization of girls.

So #avengeourboys … not only against the preferential violence of Boko Haram, but also the Feminist bigotry that boys are disposable and their suffering and death can be dismissed and ignored.

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