The horrific abduction of 236 Nigerian girls from a boarding school to be “sold” is not just a story, it’s real life. If you’re on the Baby Gizmo site, you might have a daughter, a niece, a sister, some young girl that you know and love. Now imagine a revolting, excuse-of-a-man ripping her away from her warm bed in the middle of the night, doing Lord only knows what to her, and selling her like she was nothing less than a piece of meat on a chopping board.
This happens. And it happened to 236 Nigerian girls two weeks ago. The young girls were sleeping in their dormitory, when a group known as Boko Haram took the girls to sell as slaves. Some of them escaped, but most are still gone.Media outlets have reported that these men claimed to act this way because “Allah (God) told them to.”
God didn’t tell you to. I’m a Muslim, so don’t you dare use the religion, which teaches absolutely nothing of the sort, to justify your repulsive act. That’s the coward’s way out of admitting that your disgusting, selfish, power hungry actions are yours and yours alone. Much easier to blame God than to admit that you’re a sick pervert, right?
The President of Nigeria stated he would find them, but there is no news of anything being done. We need actions, not words. This happened two whole weeks ago and there is still no news. Two. Whole. Weeks. If it wasn’t for social media, you may never even have heard about it. Why it took so long is a separate issue, right now, we have lives to save. YOU have lives to save.
How can you help these girls? Spread the word. DON’T be silent about this. Here’s what to do:
1. Sign this Amnesty International page and SHARE it.
2. Like the Bring Our Girls Back Facebook page.
3. Use the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls to show your support.
We are praying for the young women and their families.
Even though this isn’t about baby gear or our traditional type of product coverage, we are parents who care about children no matter where in the world we are and as influencers in social media, it is our duty to help our fellow bloggers and journalists bring awareness to this horrific event. Please spread the word.