Newsweek didn’t want a theory, it wanted a scoop.
The same day it was revealed that the Army’s top sexual-assault prosecutor has been suspended after allegedly sexually assaulting someone at a sexual-assault conference, the US Senate rejected a bill that would have overhauled the way the Pentagon handles sexual-assault cases.
Have a nice day.
This Week in War has to take the week off this week. I have a thesis draft due Monday, which means Friday —> Sunday I will be
A) Drinking 6 cups of coffee a day
B) Spending way too much time in Google Docs
C) Transcribing interviews and bemoaning the fact I sound like a 12 year old
D) Writing notes on the side of my draft like “Make better” and “Really?”
But I will not be compiling the This Week in War newsletter. Regularly scheduled programming resumes next week (although I can’t promise this won’t happen again between now and May).
Women Under Siege, a really excellent organization that serves to raise awareness of the impact of conflict on women, is holding a photography contest open to both amateurs and professionals.
Send in your photos”of women in war, women facing violence or coping with it, or women empowered in conflict areas” by March 1. The winner is interviewed and featured on the site.
(Also, for more information on this organization, check out an interview I did with its director, Lauren Wolfe, at the time of the organization’s launch about two years ago.)
When we look back to the Holocaust and WWII people would say, ‘We didn’t do anything because we didn’t know.’ I’ve now documented three genocides: Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur. The excuse the world community has to say we didn’t know no longer exists.