The Children's War, The Boy's War

Salon Magazine had a feature length article on an issue which demonstrates how people accept the death and exploitation of male children as a given. It's entitled, "The Children's War," although it should really be called "The Boy's War," because it is mostly boys who are being slaughtered in the midst of the Israeli conflicts going on right now. The article is full of male shaming and stereotypes, and can be described as a rationalization of the deliberate killing of young men, particularly those under 18. I have to wonder aloud: if women were the primary ones being killed in this conflict, wouldn't the entire world be lamenting and figuring out how to put and end to it, rather than rationalizing it this way?

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