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In Egypt's New Parliament, Women Will Be Scarce

"It really hurts so much when the same people you were with in that square that day, who are fighting against the regime ... are now turning against you," says Dalia Ziada, an activist who ran for parliament. "It's like betrayal, betrayal from our companions."Like many Egyptian women, she was a victim of female genital mutilation as a child and that's led her to become an advocate of women's rights. But she found that changing attitudes toward women in politics is an uphill battle

"I tried to test how the society is thinking about women after the revolution," she says. "We went to three locations ... and we did a survey that was composed of only one question. Would you accept to see your president as a woman? One hundred percent of them said 'no.' This is what people think, it's okay to have democracy, but women are not in the equation of democracy."

Posted by arely staircase | Thu Jan 19, 2012, 07:49 PM (0 replies)

'Get On Board!' Coast Guard Officer Rages At Italian Cruise Ship Captain

Dramatic audio has emerged of an irate Italian Coast Guard officer ordering the captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia to "get back on board!" as the stricken vessel lay crippled off the coast of Tuscany on Friday night...As NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, in the telephone call Coast Guard Capt. Gregorio De Falco shouts as he accuses Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino of abandoning his ship. Schettino was apparently sitting in a row boat at the time.

"You've abandoned ship! I'm in charge now," De Falco rages. "Go back and report to me how many passengers [are still on board] and what they need. ... Perhaps you saved yourself from the sea, but I'll make you pay for this, damn it!"

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jan 17, 2012, 07:25 PM (12 replies)

I think Ron Paul can win the Presidency

of Nigeria. I don't know what most Nigerians think of The Federal Reserve System, Gold Standard or the works of Ludwig von Mises, but they are with him on this:

Same-sex sexual activity is punishable by death by stoning in the 12 states that have adopted Shari'a law, and by up to 14 years imprisonment throughout Nigeria. There is no legal protection against discrimination. Very few gays are out, and violence against LGBT people is frequent. Legislation is pending to criminalize same-sex marriage throughout Nigeria.


Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jan 1, 2012, 01:56 PM (29 replies)

OMG Get a load of the guy's reason for wanting English as the official language

the guy Perry agreed with"

"I donít know how the rest of the conservatives in the room feel, but personally, Iím fed up with seeing the directions on every single product on every single shelf of every single store written in four languages,Ē said the man, who didnít give his name.


I don't even know where to begin with that one.

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Dec 31, 2011, 10:09 PM (61 replies)
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