Does Anybody Care If Mia Farrow Starves Herself to Death?
Mia Farrow is on a hunger strike to call attention to the suffering of the victims of the Darfur conflict. It is estimated that 450,000 people have died there since 2003. Implicit in Mia Farrow's gesture is her overweening sense of self-importance. She evidently thinks her continued existence is so important to so many people that her threat of extinction will move them more than the documented suffering of the victims of Darfur. The temporary suffering of one over-privileged actress outweighs the suffering of millions.