Posted by Irresponsibilty
Expert Dutch sailor Laura Dekker has been forcibly and unjustly detained in Venezuela, and is being transported back to the Netherlands to be questioned by police.
Her crime? Being a 14-year-old girl with a burning ambition to sail around the world. When teenage boys express a desire to sail around the world the media and sponsors leap, fawning, to absorb their words of wisdom (check out this BBC interview with Mike Perham, who recently took the record for youngest round-the-world sailor). When girls do, they are imprisoned by the government and subjected to psychological testing.