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Published: Friday, June 20 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

So I'm reading this and generally agreeing with it, but wondering when or if any of these celebrities would try to include the U.S. in this. Sure enough one did. Not an uninformed actor or musician, but a so called journalist, member of the (liberal media). Soledad O'Brian. Implying that girls are not getting the education they need, when all studies have shown that for close to 20 years now, women have been going to college and graduating in much greater numbers than men have. If women are not getting elected to public office, it's because they are not running or not winning. It's certainly not because of lack of education. Hey Solodad. You want more women in office? I've got a good one for you to campaign for. She is not only a woman, but a minority too. Here name is Mia Love.

Brio
Alpine, UT

World-wide, it's people in general who aren't getting the necessary education needed. It's not just a girl thing. Males who become educated are less likely to become drug addicts, to participate in crime or to have families on welfare. The article already detailed the differences education makes for females. But it needs to be expanded to further education for everyone. An educated society is an advanced society.

Though this movement is of worthy merit, it's noticeable that whenever Obama starts getting mired down in multiple administration scandals, a movement such as this seems to just coincidentally pop up, which then begs the question if such things aren't also meant to be deflections away from administrative failures.

After all, few people will ever question the legitimacy of such a cogent cause, especially one specific to oppressed women... which once again, I think is worthy, worthwhile and worth supporting. But I also suspect a secondary motive when such things originate from a federal government currently mired in scandals.

I suggest this be expanded to all people, since so many males throughout the world are also undereducated. But that may not have the same political appeal.

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