Malala Yousafzai is awesome

21 Feb

If you haven’t heard of Malala Yousafzai, you are in for a surprise. Malala is a seriously awesome human being. Malala stood up in the face of terrorists who were angry at her outspoken demands for education and rights. They shot her in the face. Even that didn’t stop her.

You might think that the act of standing up to armed terrorists is something I’d rank as the actions of a crazy bitch. Nope! Having a hissy fit because your parents bought you a brand new car for your birthday but it’s not your favourite colour is the type of thing I think of as crazy bitch activity. Standing up for your rights and the rights of everyone around you in the face of extreme danger to yourself is, as far as I’m concerned, an unbelievably heroic act. It’s an act of pure courage and selflessness.

This video outlines Malala’s story.

Here’s what her father has to say about her, and the rights she is fighting for.

And here she is accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.

This young woman is the opposite of a crazy bitch. Malala is an extraordinary human being who has fought in the face of adversity to improve the lives of people all around the world. I suspect we have seen only the start of her efforts.

Crazy bitch tip: Instead of idolizing women who celebrate consumption and avoid learning, pay more attention to women like Malala.

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