"her husband would not take her to the beach, and even if she had somehow slipped out of the house she would not have been able to follow the signs to the sea because she could not read"
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After this encounter Malala decides that she wants to make her own decisions. She wants the women of Pakistan to be free, but her definition of freedom is slightly different than most of us would understand. From the text:
In Pakistan when women say they want independence, people think this means we don't want to obey our fathers, brothers or husbands. But it does not mean that. It means we want to make decisions for ourselves. We want to be free to go to school or to go to work. Nowhere is it written in the Quran that a woman should be dependent on a man. The word has not come down from the heavens to tell us that every woman should listen to a man.
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