This way of “standing with Malala” — the teen activist for girlsʻ education who was shot last week by Taliban fanatics — is a really interesting act of positive images in the face of a terrible act. It will be fascinating to see how “Girl With A Book” will catch on — and what its effect will be in bringing the power of educated girls into the spotlight to support Yousufzaiʻs courageous activism.
Last Monday, my friend Olivia and I decided to launch this idea called #GIRLWITHABOOK. At the time we were venting to each other about how horrified and utterly disgusted we were by the Taliban’s sick attempt at killing Malala Yousafzai on her school bus, and we wanted to do something about it. We wanted to do something for Malala, and at the same time stick it to the Taliban. So Olivia says to me “Let’s get people to post pictures of themselves with books! A favorite book, a random book, a school book, you name it. And we’ll post it on facebook, twitter, etc. to show Malala our support.” My reaction: THIS IS AWESOME.
The Taliban showed what they are most afraid: A GIRL WITH A BOOK.
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