Eight Men Jailed in Malala Yousafzai Attack 'Secretly Acquitted'

In April, ten men were sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for the assassination attempt on Malala Yosafzai, the schoolgirl and education activist shot in 2012. “Life,” we now learn, apparently means “a couple months.” The BBC now reports that eight of the men were secretly acquitted. Immediately after… »6/05/15 9:30am6/05/15 9:30am

Ten Men Sentenced to Life in Prison for Shooting of Malala Yousafzai

A Pakistani court has sentenced ten men to life in prison for the attempted assassination in 2012 of Malala Yousafzai. All ten men are affiliated with the Pakistani arm of the Taliban. Yousafzai was shot three times as she rode a bus home from school, part of the Taliban’s campaign to frighten and intimidate girls… »4/30/15 9:40am4/30/15 9:40am

Bristol Palin Makes An Excellent Point: 'It Wasn't Chelsea Clinton'

Recently, I compared the memoirs of Bristol Palin and Malala Yousafzai on this site and many commenters claimed it was an unfair matchup. They said every young women would fail in comparison to the 17-year old Nobel Peace Prize winner (true) and that Bristol never held herself up for such scrutiny (debatable). »10/28/14 2:30pm10/28/14 2:30pm

​That One Time A Drunk Old Man Thought Mindy Kaling Was Malala Yousafzai

As a South Asian with brown skin, I have been mistaken for plenty of other girls of a variety of different ethnicities who look absolutely nothing like me, though I am sure they are great (despite their not being me). So I suppose it's just as comforting as it is incredibly frustrating to know that shit happens to… »10/25/14 6:41pm10/25/14 6:41pm

Malala Yousafzai Tells Obama to Do Diplomacy with Books, Not Guns

In a talk with Ronan Farrow, living inspiration and recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discussed the many encounters she's had with world leaders, including President Barack Obama. "It's very important to reach those people and [tell] them that it is their responsibility to contribute to education and… »10/22/14 6:15pm10/22/14 6:15pm