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Friday, October 7, 2011

The Nobel's year of the woman

Posted By on Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 6:22 AM

New York Times

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 was awarded on Friday to three campaigning women from Africa and the Arab world in acknowledgment of their nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality. The winners were Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — Africa’s first elected female president — her compatriot, peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen, a pro-democracy campaigner.

Gender equality? That might be OK in Liberia. Just don't try to introduce a constitutional provision, such as the Equal Rights Amendment, for it in the Arkansas legislature.

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