This is not actually good news.
Making a dramatic statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on Wednesday announced their intention to walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification.
Organizers of the effort called WomenCrossDMZ.org on Wednesday said they hope for 30 women, including two Nobel Peace laureates, to cross from North Korea to South Korea on May 24, which is International Women’s Day for Disarmament.
No, hear me out. I mean, I understand that Gloria Steinem and the rest of her crowd haven’t quite understood that the Kingdom of North Korea is crazy and unpredictable; and that said Kingdom might very well decide that Ms. Steinem’s attempts to contact North Korean women is clearly espionage that must result in her arrest. I also understand that many people will mutter Jump in the shark tank with a cut foot, expect to be bitten upon reading this. Still, I wouldn’t sign off on having a confessed prisoner on Death Row be taken hostage by the North Koreans.
Plus, the Kingdom of North Korea is, again, crazy and unpredictable. They might decide that this is all the start of an invasion, and then start shelling Seoul.