Open thread: Protester, politician, celebrity or scientist? Who represents the spirit of 2011 in your eyes?
As an independent thinker and a woman, I believe that the Nobel Peace Prize given to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work" clearly represents the spirit of 2011. We might agree or disagree with Government policies but women are taking very important leading roles, like the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil, and the Chancellor of Germany. Organizations like Vital Voices, whose main voice is Hilary Clinton, works towards the empowerment of women. Because I believe in the empowerment of Women, I think these three WOMEN represent the spirit of 2011.