The CFC

9 Feb 2013

apogeesystem:

teal-deer:

iraqiyamuslima:

lalondes:

Malala Yousafzai, in a 2011 interview with CNN, discussing her activism on behalf of girls seeking education in Pakistan.

YES YES YES!! I love this. FOREVER REBLOG!! 

YOU GO GIRL!

I’m going to point out again for those who don’t click links: This young woman was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban for speaking out on behalf of women’s rights in Pakistan. 

She is fifteen years old. She is also still alive. It is likely that she will suffer lifelong language and coordination difficulties given where she was shot (left side of her head) but she hasn’t given up her fight. 

While Islamic clerics in Pakistan have issued a Fatwa against the men who tried to murder her, the Taliban has re-iterated its intent to murder her and her father. 

I can’t express how much of a hero this woman is. She’s only fifteen, and yet she’s faced such impossible odds, and she’s still fighting. I just wish there was something I could do to help her.

There is presently a petition going around to try to get her nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize actually, but I’ve unfortunately lost the link to it.

(Source: lalondes)

  1. never-the-maknae reblogged this from yaexrae
  2. theinvinciblesmile reblogged this from sikhprodigy
  3. rainbowandchocolate reblogged this from studyundersun
  4. alphabash reblogged this from falaaaaaak
  5. ks-useful reblogged this from gifblogforsim
  6. afistformykiss reblogged this from indecisiveparadox
  7. annameilin reblogged this from scorpionqueenx
  8. astrophilica reblogged this from i-demand-a-hug
  9. theoneandonlyderpology reblogged this from as-if-unreal
  10. sai-maxwell reblogged this from ericarain
  11. crazyobsessionslalala reblogged this from i-demand-a-hug
  12. ericarain reblogged this from i-demand-a-hug
  13. i-demand-a-hug reblogged this from as-if-unreal
  14. loulouechelon93mio reblogged this from gaiamdma
  15. needcrayonstofloat reblogged this from as-if-unreal
  16. as-if-unreal reblogged this from purple-penguins-are-invading
  17. khatarna reblogged this from you-are-my-spirit-animal
  18. you-are-my-spirit-animal reblogged this from purple-penguins-are-invading
  19. purple-penguins-are-invading reblogged this from curbside-service
  20. one-conflicted-contradiction reblogged this from boywonder-sunnah-swag
  21. theabsentmindedfish reblogged this from feelingthis
  22. noodelina reblogged this from superdesigirlproblems
  23. howaboutthosebollocks reblogged this from curbside-service
  24. becausedetermined reblogged this from smartgirlsattheparty
  25. naheen-on-lean reblogged this from zedayeaycheareaye
  26. zedayeaycheareaye reblogged this from ladiess-and-gentlemen
  27. samigowego reblogged this from kates-utopia
  28. es-quid-amas-non-qui-amat-te reblogged this from amandahhhplease
  29. amandahhhplease reblogged this from shannon-wavebreaker