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The election is over.

Obama won. We all know that.

One of our winningest strategies was to focus on the Republican 'War on Women.'

They set their own trap, fell into it, and we capitalized on it as well we should have.

We pushed back against their misogynist bullshit every step of the way, and it cost them the election.

The election is over, but the wider 'War on Women' continues worldwide.

So why doesn't anybody acknowledge the fact that today is Malala Day here on Kos?

More below the fold.

One month ago THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED

Gunmen halted the van ferrying Malala Yousufzai through her native Swat Valley, one of the most conservative regions in Pakistan. They demanded that other girls on the vehicle identify her. Malala had faced frequent death threats in the past.

Some of the girls pointed her out. At least one gunman opened fire, wounding three girls. Two sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but bullets struck Malala in the head and neck.

I've posted two diaries about the fact that today is Malala Day, and only a handful of wonderful Kossacks have responded.

So, I ask you all: Was your concern about the War on Women merely an election tactic, or do you really care?

This Saturday (November 10th) will see Malala Day, a global event to show the world that people of all creeds; all sexes, all backgrounds and all countries stand behind Malala," Brown said.

"We are Malala - This is Malala day. The world will walk in the footsteps of this girl of courage. Malala Yousafzai has become a global icon of hope, an international symbol of courage, a schoolgirl who has won the hearts of millions through her bravery.

I'm disgusted with the puny responses to my earlier diaries (#IamMalala-Nov-10-is-Malala-Day)(Today is Malala Day - #IamMalala) and - not for MY sake, but for hers.

We can do better than this.

You can use the hashtag #IamMalala on Twitter to get it trending and raise awareness.

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  •  Tips for Malala Yousafzai. (4+ / 0-)
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    maxnyc, Bisbee Blue, tardis10, dennis1958

    draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

    by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:31:01 AM PST

    •  you should care (1+ / 0-)
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      Quantumlogic

      Yes, it's true that the Florida result isn't the usual deal breaker, and that's a great feeling. But, in the long run, it matters a great deal, because it's something that Democrats need to build on for the future. Keep in mind the appalling results in 2010. Due, in great part, to the fact that Democrats didn't work hard enough. So please don't disregard what happened this week in Florida.

      As for your other remarks, i can only say that it's rather pathetic to be posting diaries here whining about the poor response to one's other diaries. Hell, i haven't even seen your other diary. It's a terrible shame that that disapoints you so.

      All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

      by subtropolis on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:43:30 AM PST

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      •  one freaking day..... (0+ / 0-)

        That's all.

        We've done politics 24/7 for the last two years.

        Can't we give this girl ONE day?

        And I don't care about the response to the diaries, but rather to the cause.

        Have a great day.

        draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

        by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:55:05 AM PST

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        •  this site is dedicated to POLITICS (1+ / 0-)
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          Quantumlogic

          Yeah, there are lots of fuzzy animal diaries, and other stuff. But most people come here to discuss politics. And there's just been a whole heaping lot of politics going on. Kind of understandable -- to me -- that lots of people logging in here are spending their time reading and discussing politics these past several days. And tat's got nothing to do with whether a person has any care or sympathy for this young girl. To say otherwise is simply projection on your part.

          And I don't care about the response to the diaries, but rather to the cause.

          Baloney. You posted this diary simply to headfake into whining about the response to your other diary. You said so yourself. And that's why i think this is frigging lame.

          All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

          by subtropolis on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:22:16 PM PST

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          •  You've been here almost as long as I have, (0+ / 0-)

            so you know that there are plenty of non- political diaries whose topics range from 'my cat just died' to 'I just want to express my feelings today' that have gotten RECCED up the whazoo, so spare me with your hand-wringing about this being a completely POLITICAL site.

            By the way, how do you consider a 14-year-old girl being shot in the head for defending human rights to be a non-political issue, especially when our country is currently at WAR with the Taliban scum who shot her?

            draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

            by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:36:41 PM PST

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            •  With all due respect, it really IS about the issue (0+ / 0-)

              for me.

              draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

              by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:39:54 PM PST

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              •  Which is fine and respectable (0+ / 0-)

                But to insinuate just because everyone here isn't filling your diary with respones means we don't really have a concern about the war on women is REPREHENSIBLE. You should be ashamed of yourself for using such language. The way you attack people that don't immediately leap to your cause is Republican-like.

                "I don't want a line in the Sand lines can be moved. They can be blown away. I want a six foot trench carved into granite."

                by theone718 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:05:17 PM PST

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                •  The facts speak for themselves. 'reprehensible'? (0+ / 0-)

                  (sans you outrage-laden CAPS!!!!!)...really?

                  We're talking about a 14 year old girl.

                  How dare you take such a self-righteous stand?

                  draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

                  by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:16:42 PM PST

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  •  What a whiny, bitchy little diary (1+ / 0-)
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    theone718

    ...and you should care who won Florida.

    Have a drink or a toke. Chill.

    •  Yeah, it's really 'whiny/bitchy' to defend a young (0+ / 0-)

      girl who nearly died supporting true democratic ideals.

      In the words of Gordon Brown, UN Secretary of Global Education:

      On November 10th, we need to show our solidarity with Malala as global citizens.

      draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

      by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:11:51 PM PST

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    •  Furthermore, for someone who joined Kos about (0+ / 0-)

      3 weeks ago and has posted exactly zero diaries, you have absolutely no business criticizing other people's diaries in this manner.

      Just sayin'.

      draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

      by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:20:59 PM PST

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  •  Thank you (1+ / 0-)
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    quinn

    I retweeted Half the Sky's link and shared on Fb.

    •  Thank YOU! I'll never understand why there is (0+ / 0-)

      so much 'pushback' when I bring up these issues here.

      Thanks for your support.

      draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

      by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:14:13 PM PST

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  •  Malala thanks (1+ / 0-)
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    quinn

    For the reminder..... facebooked and Multi-tweets

    A danger foreseen is half avoided.

    by ncheyenne on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:22:40 PM PST

  •  I still care about Florida (0+ / 0-)

    I am very happy that Obama has won it, particularly since it looked like it might be lost a couple weeks before the election. And I think it's important to put some attention on Florida right now, to shame them for once again screwing up and being unable to properly conduct an election. This needs to get attention in order to force reform so we don't keep having issues there again and again.

    •  Sure, it's great we got FL, but all I've been (1+ / 0-)
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      democrattotheend

      trying to do today is bring some awareness on this ONE day, upon which the UN decided to HONOR a young girl who
      risked her life to support the very same ideals that make it WORTH being a Democrat.

      That little girl is braver than all of us put together, even our troops because she was only 14 and had no body armor, no weaponry other than her conviction.

      I really expected a massive response here for HER sake, and I am really disheartened by the end result.

      draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

      by quinn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:54:54 PM PST

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