Nobel Diversity Prize

Thursday, October 12th, 2006 11:35 pm by Neal

This is Great! An al-Reuters story entitled “Do women have edge over men for Nobel Peace Prize” is really about the politically-correct, diversity-correct algorithm used to “select” Nobel Peace Prize winners. Bonus: Cindy is among the finalists!

OSLO (Reuters) – Women candidates might have slightly better chances than men to win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday from a secretive committee with a female majority aware that just 12 women have won since 1901.

“We are always looking for good women and we have nothing to be particularly proud of. We have selected 12 women, 80 men and 20 organisations” since 1901, Geir Lundestad, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, told Reuters.

Female candidates, according to a bookmaker, are led by Rebiya Kadeer, who campaigns from exile for ethnic Uighur rights in China, and include U.S. anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan and Chechen human rights lawyer Lydia Yusupova.

Lundestad denied any pro-female bias since the current Norwegian Nobel Committee was appointed in 2003, with a 3-2 female majority for the first time. The winner will be announced on Friday in Oslo at 0900 GMT from 191 candidates.

Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi won in 2003 and Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai in 2004, only the second time since 1901 with consecutive female winners.

“It is a long time since the prize has been awarded to a Chinese, and the Committee may also be looking to give the prize to a Muslim, and especially a woman,” Toennesson wrote. He noted, however, that Kadeer lives in exile in the United States.

Some other experts say that the field is wide open and that the 2003 and 2004 awards do not point to a pro-female bias.

Now, that is hilarious! No bias, eh?

The “Nobel Peace Price” has been a leftist, PC, joke for quite some time. They can always give another one to Jimmy Carter. After all, it is rumored that he is a liberal, southern male.

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