The Malala Fund - "Did Malala Win?"
Staff Writer Paul 0. Martin
"She was too young" was the answer most given to many children who wanted so much for Malala the Pakistani school girl to win. No, Malala did not win the Nobel Prize, which was awarded to a United Nations team of chemical weapons disposal experts. The team, who call themselves "The Chemical Boys" have spent the last 15 years ridding the world of chemical weapons on behalf of the United Nations. Congratulations to the UN Team of Chemical Weapons Disposal - "The Chemical Boys" from all of us at Gwinnett Daily Online and especially s well as Malala Yousafzai.
What exactly is the "Nobel Prize?" Wikipedia defines it as: "An international award bestowed by a Swedish and Norwegian committee," given for "cultural advances." We never know who it's going to be given to, but sadly, today, we know who it's not being bestowed to.
If the first 16 years of Malala's life doesn't qualify her to win the Nobel Prize, then what prize does she qualify for?
What, exactly, is the name of the prize that's given for someone who stands back up after receiving a bullet to the head - and continues to say exactly the same things, to the same people that made them want to deliver that bullet in the first place. Those men claim the point blank shot fired to the head was a mistake because they misunderstood her message. The Taliban expressed that they actually support the things Malala was fighting for and that it was just a big misunderstanding. An accident. ...OOPs!
Then there's the question that asks: if the men who crafted this scheme against this young girl had been educated, if the women in their lives had been educated, would this had even happened to Malala? Would we even know her name today?
Either way, it's safe to assume that we know where she would have spent the $1.2 million she would have received that comes with the Nobel Prize.
At least, now we know where to send money to fight back against men like those responsible. For once, we can send our money not to buy weapons to kill, but to support education. The educating girls and women like Malala and all individuals around the world.