Feminist Notes, Entry #2: Extraordinary Girls

Really exraordinary..

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Exhibit 1:

While my classmates complain about the “shit-ton amount of homework” they have, a 13-year-old girl in India is beginning her master’s degree in microbiology. That is no joke.

I think it’s so touching that Sushma Verma is able to continue pursuing her education, because her father wants her to become a doctor. He sold a piece of land his family owned and he works a lot in order to pay for her tuition.

Quote from article: “They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview Sunday, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.”

Exhibit 2

When Malala Yousafzai was 14 years old, the Taliban shot her for going to school and for speaking out on the violence in her community and how girls are discouraged from going to school. She has…

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