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5 Ways To Support Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai’s Mission

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Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for girls’ education rights, just became the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Price. She shares the award with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian advocate who campaigns against child labor and exploitation. Yousafzai came into the international spotlight in 2009 when she began blogging anonymously about life under Taliban rule for the BBC and expressed her desire to continue her education. Her community in the Swat region of Pakistan had been overtaken by the Taliban the year before, and local schools had begun closing left and right. Eventually Malala was publicly identified as the blog’s author, and in 2012, Taliban forces barged onto her school bus and shot her in the head. Malala miraculously survived and was airlifted to England for recovery, where she still lives with her parents and brother. Instead of intimidating her into silence, the shooting made Malala even more determined to fight for the thousands of girls around the world who are still unable to attend school without fearing for their lives. After the jump, a few ways we can all help further her cause!  Keep reading »

Malala Yousafzai Wins The Nobel Peace Prize For Her Work In Education Activism

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  • As we told you this morning, Malala Yousafzai, along with fellow education activist Kailash Satyarthi, won the Nobel Peace Prize. In a press conference today, the youngest ever recipient of the honor said, “I’m proud that I am the first Pakistani and I am honored that I am the first young woman or the first young person to be receive this award. I’m thankful to my father for not clipping my wings and for letting me to fly.” [NBC News]
  • This extraordinary long read looks at the ways in which social media platforms refuse to help women who are victims of harassment on the sites. [The Atlantic]
  • Read about the first female four-star admiral in the US Navy and her path to the prestigious position. [NPR] Keep reading »

Malala Yousafzai Wins The Nobel Peace Prize & Ryan And Eva’s Baby Gets A Name

  • Pakastani girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest recipient ever and so so so well-deserved. [Guardian]
  • Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes’ baby daughter has a name! While I’ll still be calling her Crush Hope Mendes Gosling, her proud parents have actually named her Esmeralda Amada. Cute! [Us Weekly]
  • “Saturday Night Live”‘s Jan Hooks died yesterday at age 57. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Malala Yousafzai’s Taliban Attackers Arrested

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  • Ten members of the Taliban responsible for shooting Pakistani girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai in the head in a 2012 attack have been arrested, according to the Pakistan army. [Huffington Post]
  • A doctor who performed abortions in southern Texas explains why recent restrictions on reproductive rights will be devastating for low-income, rural women. [NPR]
  • My friend created an incredible package for The Huffington Post profiling six female survivors of domestic violence, each who exemplifies why it’s so hard for someone to leave an abuser. Meet these women and see how shame, money, fear, love, family, and isolation affected each. [The Huffington Post]
  • CBS pulled a Rihanna performance from an intro to Thursday Night Football last night, all because she’s an inconvenient reminder of domestic violence. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Justin Bieber Took Break From Being A Douche, FaceTimed With Girls’ Education Activist Malala Yousafzai

  • One (just one!) good karma point for Justin Bieber: he posted a photo on Instagram chatting with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban because of her activism on behalf of girls’ education. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Anna Wintour will be a guest at George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s September wedding in Italy, leading some to believe the nuptials will be featured in Vogue. [Page Six]
  • New couple alert: Will Arnett is dating a former fashion exec named Danielle de Marne. [PageSix]
  • “The View” is testing out possible newcomers to replace Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. On a test of the show, conservative talking head S.E. Cupp got her ass handed to her on a platter when she tried to argue with Rose O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg that getting an abortion has become too easy. [RadarOnline] Keep reading »

Malala Yousafzai: Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria “Are My Sisters”

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"It's My Responsibility That I Speak Up For My Sisters"
  • In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistani teen and education advocate Malala Yousafzai said the Boko Haram kidnappers in Nigeria do not understand Islam and said the 200+ school girls who were kidnapped and possibly being sold into sex slavery “are my sisters.” [CNN]
  • A Republican New York State Senate candidate said he had no idea who she was when he called MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry a “damned dirty ape.” Uh, is that supposed to be an excuse? [Mediate]
  • Why the female Justices on the Supreme Court are key to women’s health issues. [Washington Post]
  • In praise of single moms this Mother’s Day. [Kveller] Keep reading »
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