What's not been a focus of attention is that it was essentially a massacre of boys.
"Boys and girls attend, though witnesses said the assailants primarily targeted upper classes made up only of boys." http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20141216-nightmare-in-pakistan-taliban-slaughter-141-at-school.ece And: "The dead included 123 male students, as well as nine staff members, including a female teacher." http://www.bdlive.co.za/world/asia/2014/12/16/taliban-assault-on-pakistani-school-ends-with-146-dead-mostly-children
It just so happened that the victims were almost entirely male, and this wasn't considered newsworthy. I find that curious.
If the assailants had targeted girls, would the media have underscored the victims' gender? Remember the "Bring Back Our Girls" hashtag?
Boko Haram gained worldwide infamy in April when its members kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria. The incident was "just a drop in the bucket in the context of the total number of people kidnapped in recent years," . . . .. But it put the global spotlight on Nigeria, driven by the social media hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. This online movement gained support from Michelle Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, among others.