thepoliticalnotebook:

If ever a wire photo deserved thought bubbles, it’s this one… Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates — Ashraf Ghani (middle) and Abdullah Abdullah (right) have been battling it out since June over who gets to succeed Karzai. (Who wouldn’t want that job?) They have finally signed an agreement for a unity government in which Ghani will be president and Abdullah his chief executive. This picture of the two of them with Secretary Kerry is from back on August 8th while negotiations were ongoing. Your unity government, ladies and gentlemen.
Photo: AP
(HT Don Gomez)

thepoliticalnotebook:

If ever a wire photo deserved thought bubbles, it’s this one… Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates — Ashraf Ghani (middle) and Abdullah Abdullah (right) have been battling it out since June over who gets to succeed Karzai. (Who wouldn’t want that job?) They have finally signed an agreement for a unity government in which Ghani will be president and Abdullah his chief executive. This picture of the two of them with Secretary Kerry is from back on August 8th while negotiations were ongoing. Your unity government, ladies and gentlemen.

Photo: AP

(HT Don Gomez)

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"Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too."

Men, step up.

But also please remember:

Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.

—  Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer

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BREAKING NON-NEWS! NICK CAGE IS A UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR??!!

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Nicolas Cage has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador since 2010, but I only found this out today. Obviously, I am losing my shit.

So many lost opportunities for incorporating Cage into batshit crazy MUN crisis simulations…

Other, more relevant UN Goodwill Ambassadors include Emma Watson, who just gave a phenomenal speech on feminism and men’s role in the fight for gender equality.

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