Last night, CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan breaks her silence on Rape, Criminal Male Mob, Brightest and Darkest Hours of Egypt, and Courage.
It is important for us to bear witness of what a criminal male mob can do to a woman (not just a reporter). A sad and shocking event in the brightest and darkest hours of Egypt. The courage of Lara to break her silence and the first woman, and other women & soliders that risk their lives to save Lara’s.
It is naive to think crimes of sexual attacks and rapes by a male mob happen only “elsewhere” or in “other countries”. These crimes happen in Canada, United States and other places in the world! Sometimes, the single flicker of hope and light can come in the form of a woman (or man) that comes in aid of the woman under attack. Witness the first woman that came in aid of Lara risked her life to do the right thing. And this unnamed Egyptian woman saved the life of Lara, a mother of two young children and wife of a loving husband.
I hope one lesson from this tragedy is that we will teach our sons and daughters to have the wisdom and courage to be that ONE woman/man, willing to put herself/himself in harm’s way to shield and protect the woman being sexually assaulted. Sometimes it only takes one person to act instead of watch/participate.