I don’t mean to be mean. I do respect someone stepping up and writing the truth to the world. I do admire and respect her bravery. The fact does hurt me like everyone else in my house that she was shot. But let’s roll back a little bit, when she wasn’t attacked and when her diary was being published on the BBC.
When Malala’s news was on TV, my mom was telling my sister, “Look how cute that girl is!” I then asked myself, what if she wasn’t cute? What if she wasn’t a “she” in the first place? What if Malala was a guy? Would she get all the chance to get the words out on BBC, win the award from Pakistan? Would giant personalities step forward to bear the medical expenses when some random blogger from Pakistan got shot?
I don’t know. But I honestly don’t think that Malala would’ve gotten so much coverage (before she was attacked on) in the first place if she was a male. If she was a boy, she’d be lost among the news of lots of children who’re shot dead.
Again, I do respect her bravery and I pray that she heals fast, but the fact that gender discrimination is still largely active makes me kinda unhappy.
Do you think she’d have gotten all this coverage if she wasn’t a girl in the first place? Stop your feelings for a moment and think differently. Try to think from a reality point of view. And let me know in the comments.