Throughout the book, Malala is critical of the role of women in her culture. Provide examples of these criticisms.
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Malala's words support her stance of the importance for girls to receive an education and her belief in women's rights. Malala addresses the separation of the boys and the girls in schools, the differences in curriculum, and the difference between her mother's childhood and her own. Her mother is illiterate.
Pakistani women aren't allowed outside of their homes without a male chaperone. The girls she goes to school with are more often than not married at very young ages because their male family members deem it proper...... others feel it improper for them to be attending school.
“My mother always told me,"hide your face-people are looking at you". I would reply,"it does not matter; I am also looking at them”
“I don't want to be thought of as the "girl who was shot by the Taliban" but the "girl who fought for education." This is the cause to which I want to devote my life.”
“Our men think earning money and ordering around others is where power lies. They don't think power is in the hands of the woman who takes care of everyone all day long, and gives birth to their children.”
I Am Malala