Thursday 11 October 2012
Working in Montréal today --Malala
Good morning folks, I will be working in Montréal today.
Sometimes you have to call things what they are. Malala Yousufzai is a courageous 14 year old Pakistani girl.
Malala thinks that girls should have equal access to education and is critical of the Taliban and its position against girls being educated.
So a Taliban member shot her. Of this there is no doubt. Moreover, the Taliban claims responsibility and vows to shoot her again.
I often wonder to myself why is it that it is so common that the fundamentalist, religious extremist movements seem to share the common trait of relegating women to mere property, to possessions, that are required to obey their male masters' every word and wish? Why these cultures like to marry off the women young and uneducated?
Do these male members suffer from deep seated feelings of inadequacy and by reducing half of the population to sub-person state, their status automatically raises? I don't know. It is odd that males that are already the physically larger and stronger of the species also demand to be educated, own land, and be free to show their face in public.. just have to have it all eh guys?
Young Malala will likely recover from the bullet that was removed from her neck and it is my sincere wish that she continue her efforts in the cause for girls and women to reach an equal footing with their male counterparts.
I challenge her fundamentalist opponents to defend their beliefs with words instead of violence, surely your religious elders can out debate an uneducated 14 year old girl.
Have a good day. Say Malala's name. and again.