Malala started speaking in favour of girls' education when she was just 12 years old, and she didn't even let the terror of the Taliban deter her. We all have it in us to put our foot down and express our opinions without fear – all we need is some encouragement. We bring you 5 excerpts from her recent interview at the Into Film Festival. We are sure this will make your day all that more positive!
- "I hesitated in saying am I feminist or not. I decided there's no way, and there's nothing wrong with calling yourself a feminist."
- "So I am a feminist and you all should be feminists because feminism is another word for equality."
- "Your gender should not create any difficulty in the choices that you make."
- "If we want equal rights for women then men have to step forward. We all have to work together for change to come."
- "Education is really important for every child. We’re all human beings, why do you separate us just because our gender is different?"
Malala reaffirmed what seems to be getting lost in today's times of outrage and intolerance. The word “feminist” only means that you want equal rights as men. Not more, not less, and definitely not by stamping on anyone's feet. The next time you feel bogged down because you are a woman and feel your rights being denied on that account, keep her in your thoughts.
This interview just made our world brighter – what say, mommies? Watch the complete interview here: Emma Watson Interviews Malala Yousafzai
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