Oct 122013

Malala did not win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize as many thought she would, but her influence is still great.  She has written a book, “I am Malala,” and here is a picture of her at the White House.  (October, 2013)  Below are quotes from this incredible teenager.617041-_fafca_o-1381545209-273-640x480

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.

Part of our human nature (is) that we don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from our hands.  In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, and  at that time I realized that education is very important, and education is the power for women.


My goal is not to get the Nobel Peace Prize.  My goal is to get peace and to see (the) education of every child.

I don’t know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east.  Education is neither eastern or western, education is education and it’s the right of every human being.

I believe there is no difference between a man and a woman.  I even believe women are more powerful than men.

Let us pick up our books and pen, they are our most powerful weapons.

We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.images-3

I thought why (shall) I wait for someone else?  Why don’t I raise my voice?  Why don’t I stand up for my rights?  I need to tell the world what is happening.

I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.

They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed.

 I don’t want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.

There was a time when women asked men to stand up for women’s’ rights.  This time we will do it for ourselves.

Thank you, Malala, on behalf of all our sisters, heterosexual and homosexual.  We are women and we have the potential to change the world.  Fight like Malala for equal rights to education, laws and sexual orientation.  Lesbians are often the victims of ‘corrective rape,’ and honour killings.  Religions or cultures have no right to take away basic human rights.  With regard to lesbians/gays, world wide psychiatrists state that homosexuality is NOT  a) a disease  b) a mental illness  c) a perversion and it CANNOT be changed, therefore, it is not a choice.  paula.

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