This post is a reply to a particular article. You might want to read this before you go through my blog post: Shame on your Dad!
Okay, that’s an odd title. Pretty stupid. Shame on your Dad? Why on earth? Because he doesn’t share your beliefs?
The article is rooted in patriotism, the authority and LOG KYA KAHENGAY (Translation: What will people think?), PAKISTAN KA NAAM KHARAB KR DIYA (Translation: You have insulted Pakistan).
Pakistan ney kya kiya? (Translation: What did Pakistan do to her?)
Maybe, the message Malala is giving here is that she, as an individual, is more important than states and their bullshit. That we shouldn’t be born into religions, traditions, sects and even nations. That a human being should not be judged by where he/she comes from.
Let’s not forget that the East that you want to remind her of gave her a head shot too, not just Fatima Jinnah. Don’t forget that your air-conditioned bedrooms are probably too far away and clearly protected from the Taliban but she was living IN Swat. And do not forget, that all a 14-year-old wanted was to study in your EAST, in your PAKISTAN.
So before you remind an individual to give up on her individuality in the name of authority (in the shape of religion, nation, etc.) do not forget the fallibility of this authority. Do not forget the flaws of your beloved society. Do not take away her individualism because she stepped-up against the authority.
This was a really stupid argument (if it was an argument at all) that just sort of led me to rant rant rant!