Welcome, friends. This week’s edition of “News in Asia” does not contain much in the way of happy news (and comes with a trigger warning for discussions of rape), but there are one or two bright spots, including a children’s circus in Afghanistan and the creation of a mega-park in New Delhi.
[Trigger warning for rape, strangulation, burning, victim-blaming, and slut-shaming; but at least corruption isn’t playing such a big part] Oksana Makar, the 18-year-old who was raped, strangled, and left on top of burning embers in Mykolayiv, Ukraine, has spent this week in a burn hospital in Donetsk, undergoing surgeries and holding onto life. The most recent […]
[TW: rape, attempted murder, burning, violence against women, corruption, and also the fact that the English-speaking world doesn’t seem to give a shit]
[Trigger warning for rape, horror, torture, corruption] You know that feeling, when something absolutely, horrendously terrible happens, and there is nothing you can do? And then you find out that nothing is being done, even by the people who can possibly serve justice? And then you feel a need to get involved? Get ready, because […]