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Malala Yousafzai

This blog is usually about reading and writing. This 14-year-old girl, who was shot in the head for demanding the right to read and write, needs to be applauded, and celebrated. If I had a daughter, I would have wanted her to be like Malala. Get well soon, girl, and stay well.

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  1. Cheyenne Campbell

    Wow, what an amazing, brave young woman. Really hope she's protected and taken care of. Reminds me I can't ever take education and the freedom to read and write and learn for granted. Hoping she recovers.

    • Damyanti

      Yes, kids like her remind the world that there are still places where asking for basic human rights can get you shot. I hope she recovers well, and soon.

    • Damyanti

      From what I can see, she's in a military hospital — and with the history of militants in the country, anything is possible. Many of her countryfolk have come forward with offers for bearing the expenses to get her out of the country.

  2. loverofwords

    This little girl is braver than many adults I know. And because she was not killed, thank God, she will be a symbol and perhaps many will be given that extra ounce of courage to stand up against the dark forces in Pakistan.

  3. D.G. Hudson

    Roland mentioned this on his blog yesterday as well (Writing in the Crosshairs). It saddens me that women still have to suffer such treatment from their own cultures. I applaud that child, who's is smarter than her years.