Sunday, December 18, 2011

Not Enough

My New York Times subscription runs Mondays through Fridays. On the weekends, I get the e-mailed NYT digest. Last Sunday, Dec. 11, there was a 58-word story, here quoted in its entirety:

     3 Women Receive Nobel Prize
     The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was presented to three activists and political leaders on    Saturday in Oslo for “their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights”: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, 73; her compatriot, Leymah Gbowee, 39, a social worker and peace activist; and Tawakkol Karman, 32, a Yemeni journalist and political activist. (NYT)

Perhaps somewhere in the real newspaper and/or on PBS television or even a network or cable news program, the women received a bit more attention.

One would hope.

Admittedly, back in October, there were longer stories. And, apparently serendipitously, PBS broadcast the remarkable series “Women, War and Peace.”

So, I guess they have received ‘enough’ attention. Still, their monumental struggles for the rights and safety for other human beings should have generated a little more about the presentation – what they said, the response of the audience.

Maybe even (since after all they are mere women) what they wore.

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