Breann Schossow

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Daughters Are Precious
My morning reading in the Hindustan Times today. A new column by actor-activist Amir Khan. He writes:

Every conceivable reason that I have come across during our research of people explaining why they want a boy and not a girl as a daughter does not seem to make any sense to me. For instance, “if we have a girl then at the time of her marraige we have to pay dowry”, or “a girl cannot perform the last rites after the death of her parents, or near and dear ones”, or “the girl can’t take the vansh, or family forward”…All these are man-made reasons. We have created dowry and are now killing the girl child as if she is responsible for it. We have decided for ourselves that girls can’t perform last rites and then we say the girl is to blame.”

FJP: Agreed, approved, and happy to see this in a newspaper.

Girls ARE special. I love this piece.

futurejournalismproject:

Daughters Are Precious

My morning reading in the Hindustan Times today. A new column by actor-activist Amir Khan. He writes:

Every conceivable reason that I have come across during our research of people explaining why they want a boy and not a girl as a daughter does not seem to make any sense to me. For instance, “if we have a girl then at the time of her marraige we have to pay dowry”, or “a girl cannot perform the last rites after the death of her parents, or near and dear ones”, or “the girl can’t take the vansh, or family forward”…All these are man-made reasons. We have created dowry and are now killing the girl child as if she is responsible for it. We have decided for ourselves that girls can’t perform last rites and then we say the girl is to blame.”

FJP: Agreed, approved, and happy to see this in a newspaper.

Girls ARE special. I love this piece.

Filed under column opinion girl girls daughter dowry hindustan times journalism

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Reading Jim Stingl’s column this weekend gave me the shivers.
The woman featured in this piece, Jeanne, wrote letters to the love of her life everyday, even though they were returned because his was missing in action as a prisoner of war during World War II. Chet, who would be released May 1, 1945 and would eventually marry Jeanne, never read the letters until after her death. 
I had the pleasure of working with Stingl this past summer and love his attention to detail and the way he tells the stories of so-called ordinary people. Stingl’s column about Jeanne and Chet is here.

Reading Jim Stingl’s column this weekend gave me the shivers.

The woman featured in this piece, Jeanne, wrote letters to the love of her life everyday, even though they were returned because his was missing in action as a prisoner of war during World War II. Chet, who would be released May 1, 1945 and would eventually marry Jeanne, never read the letters until after her death. 

I had the pleasure of working with Stingl this past summer and love his attention to detail and the way he tells the stories of so-called ordinary people. Stingl’s column about Jeanne and Chet is here.

Filed under love jim stingl column Milwaukee Journal Sentinel journalism people people's stories