A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Refugees in the U.S. take up farming. Cool story from the NYTimes.
This Jezebel list is worthy of a post in itself: Lady Politicians Who Don’t Make Us Want to Put Our Heads in the Oven including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
I have mixed feeling about the #OccupyWallStreet stuff; We Are The 99 Percent, Too—But We Don’t Agree With Occupy spoke to me
More about the Nobel Peace Prize Winners: Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman and what recognition by the Nobel committee means for women and Islam: “Giving it to a woman and an Islamist? That means a sort of re-evaluation,” said Nadia Mostafa, a professor of international relations at Cairo University. “It means Islam is not against peace, it’s not against women, and Islamists can be women activists, and they can fight for human rights, freedom and democracy.”
“In general, recognition of this year’s recipients is a boon for the importance of women’s rights: “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society,” [the Nobel Citation] read.” Rock on.
Your “No $hit, Sherlock” Story of the Week
Researchers have found that when the Global Gag Rule was enforced, abortion rates in Africa increased.