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This seems singularly apt. Though not a happy story, and indeed horrifying in more ways than I can articulate, it's a story about courage, and determination in the face of unimaginable opposition.

The piece is called Malala Yousafzai: I have the right. (Those of you familiar with the name will know that this is a story involving violence against a young woman, and bravery beyond measure, for those of you who aren't yet familiar with it, read on...)

Because this is a real person, I'm being cautious with the trigger warnings, and include them for bullying, child abuse, misogyny/sexism and violence towards women.



Not just BASED on a true story, but an ACTUAL true story

Found on tumblr, but originating at this remarkable blog. ZenPencils.com, which I would recommend a trawl through.















Needless to say, my admiration for this young woman is off the scale, serisouly read that wiki, she was posting a BBC hosted blog about life as a girl under Taliban rule at the age of 11... 11 mark you, and she gets progressively more awesome from there.

I'm putting her in with the "Favourite female character" tag not to compare her to any fictional character (which would diminish her absurdly), but because there's no other tag which is even halfway appropriate.
 

Date: 2013-03-08 10:53 pm (UTC)
bjornwilde: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bjornwilde
I've been posting this around myself. =}

Date: 2013-03-08 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Bullets can not stop her awesomeness!

Seriously, a brilliant human being. :)

Date: 2013-03-09 07:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benuben
So much respect for this lady.

Date: 2013-03-09 08:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Apparently the Taliban, once they realised that even the UN wouldn't stand by while they gloat over the shooting of a little girl, tried to get around it by saying she was a CIA agent...

...Which is really damn stupid, despite sounding like a Disney live action series.

Date: 2013-03-09 12:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benuben
...

Seriously?

Date: 2013-03-09 08:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] endis_ni
...oh for fuck's sake.

I really hope the UN's response was "pull the other one, you child-killing filth, it's got bells on."

Date: 2013-03-09 04:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ablackraptor
I have nothing but respect for everyone's religion. If someone believes God, or Allah, or whoever else created and dictated what the world should be, then good for them in having something. But this, THIS is why, while I consider myself a liberal, support the war on terror. These people, they are not an army of Allah, they are an army of cowards and bullies who force others to see things from their twisted point of view. They are everything wrong with religion.

Good on Malala for her to keep fighting for equality after facing this; she is truly a real hero, and an inspiration to many.

Date: 2013-03-09 07:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
+1

Date: 2013-03-10 11:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladymidath
A truly brave girl. She is an inspiration to us all.

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