Daily Goodness

Daily Goodness

Quote of the Day:
“The idea that UN commitments should be followed by action is indeed a radical one, especially for the United States, where willful neglect of its own commitments is the rule.” -Jeffrey Sachs

Fact of the Day:
Nanny911 recruits people for its show by approaching parents with kids that act out terribly in nearby LA toy stores. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
Argentinean Inventor’s Day

Link of the Day:
Some really over the top limos.


Rape Hase Been Classified As A War Tactic

The UN has decided to classify rape as a weapon of war, allowing them to develop strategies to fight back against the abuse.

The council has shown that it affects not only the women, but the whole community. Many war-plagued countries have had a sickening outburst of rapes lately and this proposition will aim to stop the violence. In Congo alone, 40 women are raped daily, sometimes even by supposed “peace keepers” set to protect them.

Hopefully this will greatly affect the people who use this tactic in war, but that has yet to be seen.

Story via Boing Boing. More info on the UN proposition available here. Most info on the use of Rape in the Congo here.