A Kurdette fighter is buried:
As Fatima Sheikh Hassan was laid to rest in an isolated cemetery amid an intense sand storm, the cries of women mourners showed both intense pride and profound despair. Fatima, whom friends said was just 17, was a volunteer with an all-female brigade of Kurdish troops, and was killed on Friday as she fought to stop Isil militants over-running Kobane, her home town on Syria’s border with Turkey. That the ground fight to save the town has fallen to teenage girls, rather than the Turkish troops amassed on the border or their US allies, has not been lost on fellow Kurds mourning her death.... at the funeral, it was the contribution of the female fighters that particularly drew attention. It showed the glaring ideological gap between the PKK, a socialist revolutionary party that champions gender equality, and the mindset of their jihadist opponents.It does show the glaring ideological gap, but I'm trying to figure out how the fact that one side is losing and burying their dead young women is indicative of anything but the practical superiority of the side that rejects "gender equality" and is on the verge of wiping out the one that champions it.