GENOCIDE IN DARFUR….Regular readers of the comment section are familiar with Shameless Hussy, a blood banking specialist who volunteered to be part of a medical mission to Darfur in June. When she got back I asked if she’d like to post about her experience on the blog, but despite a childhood spent witnessing war in El Salvador, the brutality of what she witnessed in Darfur has been too overwhelming for her to write about. Blue Girl, Red State tells us about it:

What she dealt with daily goes beyond the pale…beyond the nightmares of most people; Children with all four limbs hacked off right above the knee or below the elbow. Twelve year olds who died in childbirth after being gang-raped by the Janjaweed. Women who gave birth to rape-babies who were then cast out by their families for shaming the family name, leaving only one avenue of survival for themselves and their children after the camps: Prostitution.

What is fucking her up is the desperation, and the fact that she worked herself to death for over a month, and she still didn’t really save anyone. Now that she’s gone, it’s like she was never there. Even the ones she helped keep alive, she didn’t save. You try dealing with that reality.

Shameless Hussy is now recuperating in a secluded cabin in Missouri, where she is taking care of her dying grandmother. I know she has all our best wishes.