Malala and the Tipping point have both included examples of an epidemic with three very important factors that make an epidemic.
The Law of the Few is an epidemic can start with one or a few people. Few or one can make a big difference. Malala wanted girls to get an opportunity to get to go to school and have a fair education. The Taliban took over several places including Swat Valley, the country where Malala was born. The Taliban forbid girls to go to school, and didn’t want people defying them. “I love education, I love to be a teacher.” (from “He named me Malala”) Malala’s father had a school he watched over and protected. Both Malala and her dad are speakers for education. “I put in my students a kind of rebel traditions” (“He…show more content… Fear prevented people from wanting to exercise their rights. There were many silent people, and others who wouldn’t dare to speak against the Taliban. “There’s a moment when you have to choose, will you be silent? Or will you speak?” Malala told reporters (from “He named me Malala”). She said that “They (Taliban) destroyed more than 400 schools” The Taliban used this as a way of showing that education is against the rules, especially for girls. People acting differently when more are around, in this case following the Taliban rules, the environment affects the situation differently. This is the “Power of Context.” Malala was few people who defied Taliban rule, and went to school understanding that she may be killed. Many parents pulled their kids out of school out of fear. “Attendance at Malala’s school decreased by more than 60 percent.” (data taken from “Malala the Powerful”). Malala knew that there were many people that could not or would not speak against the Taliban. “I am not one voice, I am many” Malala told people (From “He named me Malala”). The environment that surrounded Malala helped her want to speak up for her rights and others. “My father only gave me Malalai, I chose this life. I must stand with it” Malala answered an interviewer (interviewing for “He named me Malala”) who asked her about being angry with her dad, and him choosing her name. These components, the stickiness factor, the law of the few,