There are some diversities I don’t want to understand. At this moment I don’t want to understand what leads people to their warped views about the world and about their place in that world. I want these views and the actions they lead to…gone. Just plain gone.

I don’t want to understand the mentality, the culture, the world view, or the life experience that leads men to treat girls like things, like property, to kidnap them, to rape them, to marry them against their will.

I am outraged. I want to be outraged. I thinks it’s important and appropriate to be outraged. I think we should all be outraged about the kidnapping of Nigerian school girls.

I have a vision that all of us, EVERY PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD, is wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with # BringBackOurGirls, until each and everyone one of the school girls is safely returned home.

To the terrorist kidnappers:

WHO gives YOU the right to treat human beings this way?
WHAT belief system demands such inhumanity?
What rationale do you call on to justify your behavior?

You were born from a woman.

Your mother suffers because of you.

Hundreds of school girls suffer because of you.

Their mothers suffer because of you.

Is that your goal – to spread suffering in the world?

# BringBackOurGirls

Imagine being the mother of one of these school girls.


# bringbackourgirls









Imagine that you see her on a video released by the terrorists.

What is in your heart?

How badly is it broken?
How many tears do you shed?
How many screams emerge from deep within?
How do you tolerate the helplessness?

Where do you put man’s inhumanity to women and girls?

# BringBackOurGirls

Whether you share my outrage or have a different view, your views are welcome here. Who knows, maybe your words will help me realize once again that understanding is a road to peace, or maybe not.

Dr. Anne Perschel

About Dr. Anne Perschel

For over 20 years Dr. Anne Perschel has been an “Unstoppable force for the advancement of women leaders,” beginning with her role as chair of the Women In Manufacturing Conference at a Fortune 50 company. She is currently a coach and trusted advisor to senior and high potential men and women in a variety of industries. Dr. Perschel also works with companies to address systemic and cultural obstacles standing in the way of the promotion and success of women managers and executives.