Liberian peace activist Leyma Gbowee, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Yemeni democracy activist Tawakkul Karman somehow beat animal rights advocate and Egyptian revolutionary Mark Zuckerberg in winning the Nobel Peace Prize. What could these women possibly have done to outshine the man who has perhaps done more to liberate private information than anyone else?
Life is filled with so many difficult decisions. Take, for example, the question that the Oxygen network posed to a group of women as part of a recent survey: Would you rather win America's Next Top Model or the Nobel Peace Prize? Not surprisingly, 25 percent of respondents said they'd take the modeling industry's most coveted title over the one that celebrates people who, like, make the world a better place, which may have something to do with the fact that winning ANTM brings with it a possible fast food contract and an In Touch cover, while joining the ranks of Muhammad Yunus, Wangari Muta Maathai, and Shirin Ebadi doesn't sound all that sexy. When have any of them been featured on the cover of a magazine, huh? (Foreign Affairs doesn't count; it doesn't even have pictures on the cover!)