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Why did she not get the Nobel Peace Prize?

Original post made by Gary on Oct 13, 2012

Malala Yousafzai

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Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Malala Yousafzai, this very brave girl, who shames the rest of us, is now clinging to life. She is an example of the war on women.

The Nobel Committee seems to reject such bravery, and pivots to the EU, which is crumbling in front of us.

I am waiting to hear American women come to the defense of this very brave girl in Pakistan. Or do they just ignore the Ann Franks in front of them?

This is a very naked moral issue for Americans, especially our women. Will they come to the defense of this brave girl?









Posted by Woman, a resident of another community
on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Gary, it is so refreshing to see a rightwinger praising us women. Thanks so much!
Of course, it helps if she has been shot in the head, as in this case. If she is alive and speaking up for women's rights, we're not so sure about praising that, right?


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Probably because her story is recent and ongoing. The submissions to the Nobel committee probably need to be made months ahead of time. She is brave, she is fighting for her life, and she is becoming more and more well known in a very short space of time.


Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

>Gary, it is so refreshing to see a rightwinger praising us women

I am not praising American women, just hoping that they will stand up for this brave girl in Pakistan, and oppose the war on women.

The Nobel Committee, as well as American women, could have stood up for this brave girl. But they have not. At least not yet.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Here's the BBC article today Web Link


Posted by Blame game, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

"The Nobel Committee, as well as American women, could have stood up for this brave girl. But they have not. At least not yet."

The nominations were submitted months ago, so you can't blame them at all (nice try, though). Hopefully she pulls through as the Nobel Prizes, by policy, are never awarded posthumously.


Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

>The nominations were submitted months ago, so you can't blame them at all

Malala Yousafzai has been well known for about three years, with BBC published diary, plenty of time for the Nobel Committee to consider her. She has had a target on her back the entire time. She took on those who are fighting the war against women. The Nobel Committe could have supported her, perhaps giving her some protection. Instead, they made another ridiculous award, to the EU. Shame on them.


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

Gary doesn't praise American women. "I am not praising American women..."

There ya go.


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