Today, the world lost a giant in the world of politics: Shimon Peres.
Born in pre-war Poland, Mr. Peres emigrated with his family to what was then British controlled Palestine in the 1930’s. A former President of Israel, he saw the need for peace in the region and was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for his part in creating the Oslo Peace Accords.
Mr. Peres was the last OG of the giants who founded the modern State of Israel. David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and others have long since left this earth. But Mr. Peres remained.
He was 93. My heart goes out to his family and those who knew him.
Todah rabah, sir for a lifetime of service. RIP.
Malala Yousafzai is an extraordinary young lady. Born into a Pakistani family, she was vocal and public in her defiance of the Taliban and their rule that girls are denied an education. Their response was an assassination attempt.
Many people might have died from such a heinous violent attack, but Malala survived. Over the past few years, not only has she become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize ever, but she is the symbol of standing up for what you believe in.
She represents the millions of young girls around the world, who because they are girls, are denied an education. She is an articulate, educated and well respected young lady who has shone a light on a subject that many within the first world talk of, but few act on.
The upcoming documentary, I am Malala, is her story. She has become a hero not just for girls her age, but for anyone who believes so completely in justice and equality, that they are willing to put their very lives on the line for others who denied this basic right.
Not only do I think that this film will do very well come award season, but it will encourage all of us to do what is right and stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
This past week, Malala Yousafzai, a 17 year old school girl from Pakistan, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Her cause is promoting equality and education for all girls.
Most people in her shoes would have given up or submitted to the Taliban. But she has not given up and continues to publicly fight for what she believes in.
While women in first world countries have reaped the benefits of feminism, many women in second and third world countries have not had the opportunities many of us take for granted.
At 17, Miss Yousafzai is wise beyond her years. She speaks for all women. We have won many battles, but the war has not ended and will not end until we have full equality with the men in our lives.
If this young lady represents the future of feminism, I have no doubt that things will only get better.