Side effects of reading this post may include: dismay, fury, or despair


Ugh. I was going to collect a couple of links to post together, but this one is so ugly that I’m going to let it stand on its own.

Anyway, I’m not sure how I missed this story about a ten-year-old Yemeni girl who filed for divorce from her abusive husband. One thing that stood out for me in this story, aside from the genuine awfullness of human animals, was that the girl wanted to cut her trip to Paris short so she could go back to school. At first, I thought it was sad that she was going to miss out on seeing more of the city, but then I read the last sentence in the article and I thought “Oh, fuck, I’d want to get away from those assholes, too.”