Education, And Gender Discrimination

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In the past recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the issues with the Taliban and those who have suffered. One of the most commonly heard of stories, is the story of a young girl who stood up for all girls trying to earn an education in a country that has made this next to impossible. This book shows a real insight to the life of a hero, which humbles readers. A major theme in this book is courage. This book relates to our studies in Sociology this semester through education, and gender discrimination. Malala 's passion about education is evident even before the first page of the book. Her dedication stuck out to me, "To all the girls who have faced injustice and been silenced. Together we will be heard." (Yousafzai, 2013).…show more content…
If I had not known any better, I could have assumed that this poem was actually written about Malala herself because it perfectly describes her actions. She is the main character in this book, and she can be described as intelligent, courageous, and ambitious. Her courage can be verified through her actions against the Taliban. Her ambition is seen through her drive to fight for education. With this ambition she has received nomination for a Noble Peace Prize, her own novel, and has helped countless people around the globe. The book also focuses heavily on Malala 's father, Ziauddin, who is an acitivist and teacher of the Swat village they live in. His influence over Malala is evident, and many conflicts are caused by this. For example, her father is guilt stricken with the idea that he caused her to stand up, and other people have agreed that he is at fault. However, despite all of this he is still proud of his daughter for her amazing accomplishments. This book focuses on the personal life and day-to-day challenges of Malala Yousafzai. This alone brings life into the story, and allows people to see the true Malala. Basically she is a girl who prioritizes her grades above most things. She loves her father, who is a very well educated man, and fuels most of her fire. She grows up listening to him talk of advocating women 's rights and the worldly issues with which he is very passionate about. Along with her love for her
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