Watcher of Weasels Council Nominations: Independence Edition

Many thanks to the Weather of Weasels Council for giving a nod to my article on Women standing up for the rights of Muslim women (no Liberal American women standing up) everywhere with the message: My Body is Not Your Honor. Nineteen-year-old Tunisian Amina Tyler, also know as Amina Sboui Tyler, is in a jail cell awaiting her second trial with the possibility of 18 years in prison. If you do not know about Amina, I hope you will read her story and the story of the women who have risked everything to free her – two French women, a German, another Tunisian, a Swede and an Egyptian who says she would be stoned to death or beheaded in her own country. Be warned, it’s a story of public nudity (Topless Jidhad Day) and while I believe public nudity is an indecency, I understand that women in Islamic countries have few ways to have their voices heard. Read about Amina here. My thanks to the Council, some of the finest blogger on the Internet. See the list here (and below). They are devoted to your individual independence.

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions