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In the book “My name is Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the book summarizes her own experiences and ideals towards women’s rights and right to education. Malala Yousafzai was only 12 when she was banned from going to school. A terrorist group called Taliban was on the roads, blocking girls from going to school with guns and cars. She has felt that she was being discriminated and antagonized against. She has decided that she would stand up for herself, rather than living under a unfair atmosphere. She have started writing blogs of her personal experiences to attack Taliban directly. 

 

I don’t want to be thought of as the ‘girl who was shot by the Taliban’ but the ‘girl who fought for education’. This is the cause to which I want to devote my life.” “The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they couldn’t stop our minds from thinking.” “We liked to be known as the clever girls.

 

             In this quote, she expressed her willingness to fight for women’s education nevertheless she got shot by Taliban. The Taliban were not in the favour of Malala’s ideals and her expression, thus they have decided to target and assasinate her directly.  Few years later, on october 2, 2012, Malala was having a normal day riding the school bus to school. Unexpectedly, she noticed that the route that the bus took was not the way home. Few minutes later, the Taliban boarded the school bus and questioned, “Who is Malala? Where is she?”. Everybody started to look at Malala  – And Malala got shot. Malala survived, but she had to have a permanent metal piece in her head. This has made me rethink about the inequality that are still prevalent in the modern society, and has made me encourage to speak out my opinions out loud.



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