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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 »

Malala Yousafzai Honored As One Of Glamour‘s Women Of The Year

Malala Yousafzai Honored As One Of Glamour's Women Of The Year
  • Malala Yousafzai, the now 16-year-old Pakastani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking in favor of girls’ education, was honored at last night’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards. “”We must not be afraid of anything,” Malala addressed the crowd. “We must not be afraid of anything! I believe that a gun has no power at all. Because a gun can only take life. But a pen can save lives.” This girl is beyond inspiring. [People]
  • On the murder — yes, murder – of Renisha McBride. [The Feminist Wire]
  • On women working in sports journalism and the lack of women holding true positions of power in the industry. [The Hairpin]
  • Why won’t Facebook do anything about a page that celebrates New Zealand’s gang rape club, the Roast Busters? [Jezebel] Keep reading »

The Obamas Welcome Malala Yousafzai To The White House

The Obamas Welcome Malala Yousafzai To The White House

I love this photo mostly because of the absolute stars in Malia Obama’s eyes as she gazes at Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl targeted by the Taliban for her activism on behalf of girls’ education. So what did Malala and the President talk about? In a statement, the teen said:

“I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact.”

Such a brave, wise soul in so many ways. Be sure to pick up her memoir, I Am Malala, when it comes out this Tuesday. [The Washington Post[Photo: Getty Images]

Malala Yousafzai On Having The Courage To Speak Out Against The Taliban

Malala Yousafzai On Having The Courage To Speak Out Against The Taliban
Listen To Malala's Amazing Answer

“I was not worried about myself that much. I was worried about my father. Because we thought that the Taliban are not that much cruel, that they would kill a child, because I was 14 at that time.

But then later on… I started thinking about that. And I used to think that the Talib would come, and that he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, then what would you do, Malala?’ Then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’ (Laughs.)

But then I said, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there will be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others that much with cruelty, and that much harshly. You must fight others, but through peace, and through dialogue, and through education.’ Then I said ‘I’ll tell him how important education is. And that I would want education for your children as well.’ And I’ll tell him ‘That’s what I want to tell you. Now do what you want.”

Malala Yousafzai, asked by Jon Stewart what gave her the courage to speak out against the Taliban —  who attacked the then-14-year-old girl for advocating on behalf of girls’ education – on “The Daily Show.” See a clip above and the whole inspiring interview at the link. [The Daily Show]

Malala’s Journey Will Become Documentary

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Here’s a film that will bring tears to your eyes: the story of Malala Yousafzai, the then 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls’ education, is set to become a documentary! After being shot at last October in her head and neck while on her way to school, Malala was airlifted out of Pakistan to a hospital in the UK to recuperate. She has persevered despite her extensive injuries and serves a huge inspiration to young girls and women throughout the world as she continues to fight for access to education for everyone. Davis Guggenheim, director of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman,” will direct the film Malala’s documentary, which will follow her attack, her recovery, and the activism that has earned her a nomination for  both the Nobel Peace Prize and for the International Children’s Peace Prize. Congrats, Malala! [Guardian UK]

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