A magazine cover isn't the be all or end all in anyone's noteworthy story. But given that so many people ignore that violence against women and girls is accepted on many levels, putting the face of a girl who's managed to survive it could go a long way to force them to acknowledge the reality.
So now we are all the 99 percent (well, 99 percent of us are). That seems like a pretty broad umbrella to align myself with, especially when a majority of the other people who fall under that umbrella do not support, let alone fight for, my equality.
Around the world, 2011 was the year the dog barked, and no one did it better than Loukanikos, or Sausage, the Greek Riot Dog. Honored with his own photo gallery in Time Magazine's"Person of the Year" issue, Sausage is finally getting his due.
Yes, the state of the economy will be the political stage of 2012. But the presumed players of Obama and the Republican Party's eventual standard bearer may be less important than even they currently contemplate.
On the streets of Moscow the protesters chanted: "We exist!" Everywhere, the "we" couldn't be broader, often remarkably, even strategically, ill defined: 99% of humanity containing so many potentially conflicting strains of thought and being.