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Malala Yousafzai, the girl shot by the Taliban last year, has been making headlines with her astute opinions on society.  Despite Taliban threats to make attempts on her life again, Malala is still speaking out publicly about education, women, and the cultural differences between the Eastern and Western worlds.  Since her attack last year, she has been relocated to Britain and enrolled in school.   Malala told BBC, "I want to tell the students of UK to think that it is very precious, it's very prestigious, to go to school. Read More
There’s nothing like a slideshow to get a girl excited about feminism. While that sounds like the single most sarcastic sentence in the history of the world, I promise it was meant in earnest. Refinery 29 just released a slideshow, “17 Feminists of the Future,” that showcases some of the women (& men!) who are currently working tirelessly to better the future for women everywhere. Included on the list are familiar names like Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Tavi Gevinson, and Malala Yousafzai. Read More
Activist Malala Yousafzai is unstoppable. In the past year, she has gone from surviving an assassination attempt to speaking at the United Nations to being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Did we forget to mention the fact that she just celebrated her 16th birthday? Malala’s powerful message is one of gender equality, especially in the world of education.   Yesterday, in her self-proclaimed second home of Birmingham, Malala continued her quest for universal education with the opening of Europe’s largest library. Read More
Meanwhile in Pakistan, a new 3-D, animated children’s show is supposed to debut featuring a crime-fighting WOMAN in – get this – a burka. In case you couldn’t tell by the title.  Yes, it's the Burka Avenger, a mild-mannered school teacher by day and a defender of women’s education by night. She fights villains who are trying to close girl's schools with pens and books. Are those super powers? I guess they can be. BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Okay, she’s not Wonder Woman, but it’s a noble cause. Read More
  We've been closely following the work and status of admirable teenager Malala Yousafzai ever since we first heard reports of her attack back in October. The 15-year-old advocate for women's education rights was gunned down by the Taliban, shooting her in the neck and head. She amazingly survived this awful crime and has been continuing to speak her mind and raise awareness for these pressing issues ever since.  Now Davis Guggenheim, of Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth fame, has announced he's putting together a documentary about the Pakistani lady's life. Read More
Wearing a pink shawl that once belonged to slain Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, education activist Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday today by delivering a brilliant speech to the United Nations Youth Assembly. The UN has officially declared today Malala Day. “The terrorists thought that they would change our aims and stop our ambitions but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born,” said Malala in her speech. Her beaming father looked on as her mother wiped her tears. Read More
On October 9th, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager, activist, and blogger, was shot by a Taliban gunman. The militant group claimed that she promoted “western thinking” through her public opposition to the Taliban’s efforts to bar girls from attending school. Malala, who was treated in the U.K. and has recently started school in England, is now penning a book. Read More
We’re happy to report that Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai is not expected to have significant brain damage following an assassination attempt by the Taliban. Malala has been undergoing treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England for the last two weeks. According to University Hospitals Birmingham medical director Dr. Dave Rosser, is able to walk nearly unassisted and “appears to have very good memories of both the last few days of her care and events prior to the incident. Read More
  Malala Yousafzai, the brave young activist from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, is doing well. She’s currently recovering at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England.  Dr. David Rosser, the medical director at the hospital, stated that Malala is communicating freely and writing, and said that Malala wanted information about her condition to be made public. She can’t currently speak due to a tracheotomy tube, but should be able to within the next few days. Malala will need surgery to restructure her skull and Dr. Read More
The recent shooting of Malala Yousafzai has torn me up. Deeply. You’d have to be an automaton to feel anything but grief. But she continues to hang on, and along with the rest of the world, I'm hoping that her doctors' most recent predictions--that she'll make a "decent recovery"--will turn out to be true.     I mourn the disruption, if not the destruction, of a young and very promising life. But violence is often a response to fear, and it gives me hope—real, fierce hope—that the Taliban is so terrified of a teenage girl. They should be. Read More