"malala is a role model for EVERY LITTLE GIRL regardless of race and religion"
no no n
no no fuck stop it
it is not regardless of race and religion
she is a role model SPECIFICALLY for muslim little girls around the world. little white girls around the world have TONS of role models. everywhere. literally all over television, books, you name it. admire Malala, yes. that’s not what is being said. do not take something that is meant for a specific culture simply because you want it.
who knew someone could get so angry at a child
ok do you realize how much of an asshole you sound right now
i mean this girl can’t be any older than 8 and you are saying that her and other girls like her are culturally appropriating and that they shouldn’t be allowed to look up to Malala because they aren’t Muslim
you’re saying that girls of other races and religions can’t be inspired by her story of standing up to men who are terrorizing them and threatening them and their peers
plus, if you had taken the time to read the article that this image was attached to you’d realize that it’s in the context of examining the beneficial nature of girls using more political and intellectual role models over the traditional princesses that girls are pushed to be like
so this girl is emulating an individual that she respects, and is choosing to look up to an activist rather than a sexualized cartoon character
and that’s frigging great
If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point.
You have survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, the elements, different phases of life. And here you are.
You go, motherfucker. You’re awesome.