Thursday, January 1, 2009

Awful but essential

Nicholas Kristof's most recent column is horrifying:

Sina is Vietnamese but was kidnapped at the age of 13 and taken to Cambodia, where she was drugged. She said she woke up naked and bloody on a bed with a white man — she doesn’t know his nationality — who had purchased her virginity.

It doesn't get any prettier from there, but it's essential reading. Essential, awful, gut-wrenching reading.

On that unhappy note, Happy New Year, everyone!

Thanks to Cristina for the tip!


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