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JannaNYC t1_ja87ilx wrote

What a strange post description. Are they mentioning women and children because that somehow more tragic than if it had just been men?


PEVEI t1_ja87yb9 wrote

It's a way to fire up emotions and tamp down any other discussion.


takeitineasy t1_ja8be1g wrote

Perhaps because actual women and children on these boats are rare. The vast majority are adult men.


PEVEI t1_ja8c8jr wrote

There are almost always some women and people under 18, they just aren't the majority, which is also probably the reason for the careful phrasing in the article. "Among" and "Includes" implying without stating that it was a tiny minority of the whole.


TerbiumInside t1_ja9r5s0 wrote

Because men are treated as disposable in media, you all should already know this.


Luca_314 t1_ja88n13 wrote

exactly, because here in Italy there are some incidents like this every year, so to try to make people less indifferent they count women and minors


HolyHandgenades t1_ja9eeul wrote

Women no, we live in an age of equality, but as a father of two hearing that children died really hits hard. Funny enough too, I wasn't as sensitive about the topic untill I became a father.

They are just children.