Gender Roles And Inequality : The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Written By Junot Diaz

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Gender Roles and Inequality As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai faced the brutality of gender inequality that the Taliban enforced. Ever since she was a young child, Yousafzai had been an advocate for girls’ education and always eager to learn. On the devastating day of October 9th, 2012, Yousafzai was shot while returning home from school. To this day, nothing has stopped Yousafzai from continuing to speak out about the importance of girls’ education, despite the inequality that she and many other women and girls still must endure. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao written by Junot Diaz is an exemplary text that supports reader 's understanding of gender roles that are faced daily in Middle Eastern countries. Diaz’s portrayal of gender inequality and gender roles helps inform one’s understanding of the Taliban’s attack on Malala Yousafzai because Maritza, Ana, and Yousafzai are disempowered due to their gender. Yousafzai is a typical girl in Pakistan, yearning for educational and women’s rights. In Mingora, Pakistan on July 12th, 1997, she was welcomed into the world. Her hometown used to be full of tourists, but the area changed once the Taliban attempted to take control. As a young girl, Yousafzai formed her beliefs in gender equality and began her initial activism. Yousafzai attended her father’s school and was always supporting girls’ rights to education. Once the Taliban’s rules started to be enforced, Yousafzai knew it was time to speak up. The Taliban decided to…
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