Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Forget Pedro, Vote Malala

Malala Yousafzai is a young girl who dared to want an education.  Even worse, she dared to write about it publicly.  As a result, the Taliban attempted to assassinate her.  Apparently 15 year old girls being educated are something the Taliban finds threatening.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think the desire for education justifies a bullet to the head.  Nevertheless, she knew the risk she was taking and continued on.  Then cowards shot her in the head, and luckily failed to kill her.  And hopefully they also failed to silence her.  This is the reason she got my vote for Time's Person of the Year.  She certainly earned it.

And she definitely deserves it more than Kim Jong Un or Mohamed Morsi.  In other words, go vote for Malala.

(Found via @hatalbott)

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