Malala is my Hero

14 Oct

Many of us, Americans, take our rights for granite.  We are born with the right to freedom of speech and we just assume we have the right to speak out against anything unjust and typically there aren’t any consequences for our words. I could not imagine living in a country where if you speak your mind you are faced with death. After reading the article about the 14-year-old girl, Malala Yousufzai, who spoke out against the Taliban I was shocked. She wrote about how the Taliban restricts women especially when it came to education.

The young girl acted years above her age and understood she could face death when she wrote about her beliefs. Yousufzai was hunted down and the Taliban opened fire at her school. She was left seriously injured but awarded with the Pakistan’s first peace prize for her bravery.

One Response to “Malala is my Hero”

  1. lisaanneryan October 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Her story is incredibly sad. I just wish someone could have helped her see that life can be good again and that not everyone is as cruel as her classmates. I think bullying is one of the worst things in this world because it is usually targeted at young people who cannot see that they are not alone and that people do care.

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