And Then There Were 197: The Bittersweet Triumph of #BringBackOurGirls

Media coverage made #BringBackOurGirls look like online activism that just happened to draw the attention of Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai. It does not take stock of the live force and global entity whose very existence defies public indifference to violence against women, growing state hostility, and mixed reactions toward women’s political activism.