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!