The people -- well, you lot -- have spoken. The results of Crikey
's annual Readers Choice Awards are in and we reckon the Person of the Year and the Arsehat of the Year winners are particularly deserving this year. No comment about the sexy pollies ...
Crikey's Person of the Year
Last year no one had heard of her. This year, you might not immediately recognise her name, but you'd absolutely know who she is and what she's done. And even sadder -- you'd know what was done to her.
On October 9, 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was returning home on the school bus when a Taliban gunman boarded, asked for her by name and attempted to shoot her in the head. A finalist in the International Children's Peace Prize and a 2011 winner of a Pakistan peace prize, Yousafzai was well-known across Pakistan for her support of girls' education. She wrote a blog for the BBC called "Diary of a Pakistan schoolgirl
Yousafzai is now recovering from the Taliban attack in Britain. She was runner-up for Time
's Person of the Year (behind Barack Obama). Here, Obama plays second fiddle to a 15-year-old schoolgirl and we think he wouldn't mind at all.