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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! As much as I hate sitting in a three hour lecture in University and having to do assignments I still count myself as privileged. Some people actually have to fight just to get some form of education. Education is a privilege that only a few have but people from Pakistan aren't all that privileged especially females. This is exactly why Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai is fighting. She's fighting because she wants to be educated. 

Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai is on a book tour in the US, winning hearts and minds with her courageous story of sticking up for women's education in her native Pakistan, then surviving being shot in the head by a Taliban assassin last year. She also met with Barack Obama yesterday where she spoke out against US drone attacks in her country, which she worries are "fueling terrorism," killing "innocent victims," and creating resentment.


Even though she is being happily welcomed to the West, it's a completely different story in her hometown in Swat Valley, Pakistan according to the Washington Post. People in Pakistan believe that she is a CIA agent, part of a US plot to humiliate Pakistan and influence the government. "The media has projected Malala as a heroine of the West. But what has she done for Swat?" asks one local. "How can a girl survive after being shot in the head?” says another skeptic. "It doesn’t make sense." If she goes back to Pakistan she is bound to get kill but the threats haven't hasn't stopped her from raising her voice or speaking out against the injustices.

I just found this story to be so amazing. Education is one thing but the bravery by this little girl is immense and I salute her for it. Even though she got shot she still didn't stop standing up for her right to be educated. It may sound corny, but EDUCATION IS KEY. She was nominated for a Nobel peace prize for her bravery. Watch the video at the very top and listen to the what she has to say. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.