Crossroads of Humanity

Oct 7, 2011

Three women's rights activists share Nobel Peace Prize

is a top news story today, as it should be.  It recognizes important strides towards achieving peace in our world.  Understanding the importance of that, I was struck by some of the words in the article...  "Rights group Amnesty International said the award would encourage women everywhere to continue fighting for their rights."  Do you see it?  The word is "fighting."  In an article about three amazing women who are all working hard to live in peaceful societies, someone else describes what they're doing as fighting - the opposite of peace.  How odd...  I am glad to see that none of the people who were directly quoted used the word fighting.  "Why not?" you may ask.  "Isn't that what they're doing?"  Nope.  It's exactly what they're trying to avoid.

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