Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace prize in 2011, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” She also led a women’s movement in Liberia that helped to end the Civil War in 2003, dealing raising her children and dealing with her own challenges.
I think she has the right idea in about unlocking the potential of women across the world, and that scares the bejeebers out of the men in power — and they are right to be afraid. Any man with sense knows that if you piss us off, we will eventually forgive, but we will never forget.
We are pissed.
UNICEF describes that gender equality “means that women and men, and girls and boys, enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections. It does not require that girls and boys, or women and men, be the same, or that they be treated exactly alike.”
This statement is quite reasonable to me, but the powers that be don’t agree. I know we women are up for this fight, and we will finish it because we are so over this “war on women,” no matter what part of the world it’s taking place.
Men? You have wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and daughters — are you with us? You know we won’t forget if you’re not. 🙂
This is our daily open thread — Have you bitten the head off a chocolate bunny today?
Bunny ear biting will commence at a civilized hour in this house 🙂
Peaceful wishes to my Zoo family today and everyday ~
Same to you, Lass.
Hi There, BnF! Actually, we only have chocolate owls this year … I guess the talons go first 😉
A “wise” choice!
Mornin’ everybody and Happy Easter!
I’m watching Hardball Weekend, and a guy named Evan Thomas just said to connect with voters, Romney has to be ‘relatable’, and you’re going to see a lot more of Romney ‘telling his life story’. Yeah, that’ll make him relatable to the members of the lucky sperm club, whose life story consists of growing up in the lap of luxury.
He made his money at Bain Capital, because loopholes in tax and accounting law allow a company to be acquired, and shift the debt of acquisition onto the ledger of the acquired company, but allow the acquiring company to loot the accounts and hollow out the assets, and leave creditors and employees with nothing. That’s how the company that laid me off in 2009 did it. They bought a smaller competitior, ran them a few years, then closed it after they made back what they had risked. They didn’t lose money, and they shut down a competitor as well.
If Rmoney actually does make to the Whitehouse thanks to Diebold, what’s he going to do?
Sell off the states that don’t make enough?
Merge them with other states and then gut them?
More like sell off the national parks and forests, give away gas and oil leases, privatize social security and education and roads and bridges and just about everything else the gubbermint does.
Of course I’m with you on this fight, Zooey. I’m crazy, but I’m not stupid. 😉
Being the brother of 6 sisters and the father of 3 daughters I am with you Zooey.
Good morning all.
Enjoy the day. 🙂
Isn’t this guy one of the reasons we started The Zoo?
How does he really feel?
I wasn’t around then, but was not long after. Would The Zoo be here if TP had really moderated their blog properly, regardless of which troll had been an irritant?
As it has turned out, my affection for The Zoo and Zoofolk has long outlasted anyplace else. I can ‘graze’ all over, but I’ll always return here. 😀
“Would The Zoo be here if TP had really moderated their blog properly, regardless of which troll had been an irritant?”
No. And with TP’s latest “improvement” I stopped commenting there altogether. It wasn’t worth the hassle.
Yup. Also known as Trajan. Remember ThinkProgressWatch and the hysterically funny ThinkProgressWatchWatch?
Toasterhead and Reg Perrin were behind the TPWatchWatch!
oh, and dbadass used to give Ricky/Trajan a run for his money..
it was always entertaining reading dbadass at work over at TP.
There’s a name I haven’t heard in a while.
I never understood the lack of a moderator so I promised myself that I would never go to TP again.
So far, I’ve held my ground.
Slappy Bastinado, Motomark, Trajan, Jeffy Bovine, and all of you trolls with orange dicks, you are not missed.
I’ve relented and I still read their stories but I haven’t read comments since they switched to the Facebook/hotmail registration. I’m still a fan of their reporting.
Heh. Hey Ebb do you want to chat? 😉
OMG, I think that was the best blog on the interwebs.
I always thought the world would be a better place if that freak spent some quality time with the FBI.
The tiny pee pee gang! Ick.
Did you watch or listen to the video or recording? I won’t.
I do miss Dr. Hunt, and Backup, especially his conversations with ralph the wonder llama.
I could tolerate B-cup for a while, but Dr Twunt was disgusting. Ralph, always amazing, absolutely brilliant.
Ralph posted on TPM a couple of days ago, the first I’ve seen in quite awhile. I agree.
I wish he’d stop by the Zoo. 🙂
No, I did not. I thought I recognized the name, and I admit I wondered how many mentions I got on ThinkProgressWatch. 🙂
Okay, so the National Review Online readers are extremely disappointed that Rich Lowry fired John Derbyshire. And they don’t like the fact that Lowry shut off the comments on the post announcing the firing. So the readers took to another guy’s posts (about economics) to complain. What’s ironic is not only the overt support of the overt racist, Derbyshire, but the ad on the right-hand sidebar announcing a post-election cruise with National Review writers, including number 31, John Derbyshire.
In case the ad doesn’t come up, here’s a link to their site for signing up for the cruise
Happy Easter morning everyone, the sun came up over Timber Peak, beaming white upon the pelicans as they went about their fishy business.
My last day of sabbatical before going back to work, it’s been an interesting time.
I’ll ask a pardon for any feathers I may have ruffled with my satirical irreverences for the traditions of the day, and in the spirit of renewal and rebirth wish the world a view of peace and harmony.
Jesus of Nazareth said: “Ye must be born again”.
I believe this to be a necessary pursuit, in that consciousness can only evolve in an awareness that there is always a need for letting go of what doesn’t work, and doing more of what does.
Nicely put Raven, and I agree.
Mike Wallace Dies: ’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Was 93
I guess he won’t have to be ashamed of his stupid kid anymore.
Rest well, Mike.
Zooey, I’m always ready to be with the women.
Park Overall Asks ‘Why is My Womb Attached to a Transportation Bill?’
Then she asks, ‘where is the Democratic Party of my parents? Are you here?’
She’s running against Bob Corker for Senator from Tennessee. I just increased my campaign donation budget.
Holy crap is that guy dirty.
She’s got a long row to hoe.
That creep is going pull every trick there is and the money is there for him to do it.
Were your questions directed at me Queen Z? 😉
I’ve always had the ladies back, sotospeak. Raised by three women, I’ve was fully indocrinated at an early age with the wisdom of feminist ideals, and goals. They were, and always will be my mentors of the female perspective. Happy Bunny Day to all.
Not at all, nwoldguy. I know our Liberal men are behind us all the way, and that’s why we love and appreciate all y’all so much. 🙂
Found on TP:
Bravo, Shirley Grant. Up yours, Steve King.
What was also cool, her son posted in the comments section of that thread.
My damn internet provider is being stupid, so I can’t read the comments sections or check my email, and other things. Why they feel they have to protect me from places I’ve been going for years now is beyond me.
Happy Easter everyone. Big old Ham waiting to be devoured later on.
I know there’s not many golf fans here but any sports fan has to love it when something extraordinary happens. Louis Oosthuizen, a South African, has made an albatross! A rare feat at any time, and rarer still at major golf events. For the uninitiated, an albatross is 3 under par on one hole. His second shot on the par 5 second hole hit the front of the green and rolled all the way to the back right and smack dab into the hole for a 2!!! Unbelievable. Only one other albatross has been made at the Masters – in 1935. He takes the lead with the shot, but there is a long way to go.
Is the feat called an albatross because it ultimately becomes a jinx?
Nope. 1 under par is a birdie, 2 under par is an eagle and 3 under par is an albatross. Really it is pure luck after hitting a great shot. This albatross can be worn proudly around your neck.
That had to be a thing of beauty to watch!
Cool. I was watching Jonathan Niese take a no-hitter into the 7th for his first start of the season. The n-hitter and shutout are gone, so I can safely switch the channel now.
You should be able to see it at the Masters home page. There was a link at the bottom that said “The Albatross”.
And, no, it doesn’t come with fucking wafers!
nwog what was your moniker on TP?
I think it was. I started reading TP 2005? and didn’t comment just lurked. Actually it was (Mr.) (Dr.) Hunt that put me over the edge, and I began to comment from time to time. Then stopped for awhile because I joined Pete’s boycotts, and had nothing to add. Then Queen Z invited me over to here. Blame her.
ooops. “I think it was nwog.” I really don’t remember.
You were around that long? Wow. You must have seen some of our best stuff. 😉
I will happily take the blame for you being here. So there.
I’m off to stare at the ocean and think for a while, before I make more stupid mistakes on my current project. Laters!
I’ve decided, in keeping with the spirit of this particular holiday season, to drop the Happy Easter crap as I change the name of the day from Easter to Good Sunday. It’s a good fit, first because as I walked my seven miles today I met very few cars, and second, there were hardly any golfers out to yell FORE at me simply because they can’t hit straight when I’m walking on the road alongside the 17th and 18th holes of the local C.C.
Plus, the snow has all melted, things are greening up quickly, flowers are out, the temp was perfect, and there was NO WIND! So, to all, Happy Good Sunday!
Oh, and when it comes to women’s issues, I’ve been called a “Feminazi” by certain wingnut acquaintances and family members; I consider such an “epithet” directed at me to be a great honor.
I like Happy Good Sunday frugal, for all the reasons you’ve given (no cars, no noisy campers) and because I finished my taxes, finding out I will get a sizable refund instead of having to pay as I had anticipated.
Party like it’s 1955!
My family cheerfully posted “He is risen” on their FB pages. I exercised more restraint than is normal for me, and did NOT say, “Pilsbury doughboy! That yeasty devil!”
What’s with the earlier post that Walt the Man died, posted by his son. I mean, WTF? Really??
Bmm, I am crushed. I loved that old man. Really did.
Wait, what??? What post? Is this for real?
What? what? what?
So, I’ve got nothing to offer today at all now.
Oh yes, I do, I’m ready for the women to take the keys to the car anytime…. please take them…. we’ve had them way too long and look what we’ve done to the car.
Memorial Thread for Walt posted above.