Friday, 8 September 2017

Lament To Malala

One child, one teacher, one pen can change the world
Malala Yousafzai, the young pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for opposing their total ban on education for girls is to be an undergraduate at the University of Oxford.

Malala will study Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and has been accepted to Lady Margaret Hall college.  Lady Margaret Hall was the first Oxford college to admit women undergraduates.

Malala ! You don't need a bunch of Oxford toffs you simply need to become a teacher !

We would like to congratulate Malala on her A-level success but we are concerned that the turgid language of the Oxbridge set will dampen her raw energy and passion for education and women's rights.Malala you don't need upper-class British drips to tell you how the world is - you have played an important part in telling us, the British public, how things really were in Pakistan ! 

The Oxbridge set were drinking Pimms, punting and dressing themselves up while you were making a stand for the education of girls in a war zone ! 

Malala ! Become a teacher and a Labour MP  !

Malala ! We think you have been ill-advised to study at Oxford (or Cambridge) we think you should have built on your well known Birmingham identity and studied education at a nearby University. You should use your own deep passion for learning and work as a teacher in the Birmingham area as you build over a number of years to become a prospective parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party in the midlands.  We fear that Oxford won't suit you and will only dampen the raw passion of your life experiences into something that benefits the Oxbridge set and not you or the people you really want to help !  We want the real Malala not a "reigned-in" Oxbridge version. 

Malala's Story

BBC Profile of Malala

Telegraph reports on Oxbridge friend Malala

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