Patriarchal terrorists are scared of girls.
Especially educated girls.
And most especially Malala Yousafzai, who promotes girls’ education. So they put a bullet through her brain.
They say God does not like knowledgeable girls.
But Malala’s miraculous recovery just might indicate that God is on her side.
Despite her courageous advocacy for girls’ education, it took years before Malala thought of herself as a feminist. She explains,
This word ‘feminism’ has been a very tricky word. When I heard it the first time, I heard some negative responses and some positive ones. And I hesitated in saying ‘am I a feminist or not?’
But Emma Watson’s United Nations speech advocating for gender equality — aka “feminism” — changed her mind.
When you said ‘If not now when? If not me who?’ I decided that there’s nothing wrong by calling yourself a feminist…
I am a feminist and we should all be feminists because feminism is another word for equality.
Gender shouldn’t hold anyone back from reaching their goals, she says.
Here’s a discussion between two of my favorite feminists, Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson: