The 5 Most Popular PolicyMic Stories This Week


This week's stories ranged from Kony 2012 to the top 5 Stratfor revelations by Wikileaks. Time to get caught up on the stories people were reading, sharing, Tweeting, Facebooking, and commenting on this week:

Justine Gonzalez says the lack of visibility around men who are working towards addressing women’s rights issues is a testament to the binary society we live in, where women are supposed to fight for women and men for men. These men, through their work, show that women’s rights are not only women’s issues; they are human rights issues.


Yelp’s IPO soared almost 64% to close at $24.58 after an initial valuation of $15 per share that initially led some analysts to cry overvaluation. Investors thought otherwise and took the company’s worth over $1 billion. Ryan Gorman says their IPO has proven that social media is bullet-proof, even in the middle of the Great Recession. 


A new bill would require any woman seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound. Matthew Rozsa writes that this ordeal would put women through an exceptional amount of psychological and emotional stress. He says a free government based on individual rights must respect women's liberty to use their own judgment.

India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission is touted as the country’s most ambitious attempt to switch to a more sustainable path of development. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-government environmental agency, has announced they have discovered a case of shocking corruption where one major private power company acquired much more stake than legally allowed. Natasha Malpani discusses the case.


This week, Wikileaks began publishing the first of some five million hacked emails from the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, which cultivates anonymous sources in governments and business in order to provide intelligence assessments on a variety of matters to paying clients. Among the most important revelations? Pakistanis knew where Bin Laden was hiding, and the U.S. has a sealed indictment on Julian Assange. Michael Luciano discusses these and the top five revelations.

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