Malala Yousafzai 's Fight For Women 's Rights Essay

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The life of Pakistani, Malala Yousafzai did not begin under Taliban control. It was not until she was 11 and the terrorist organization began attacking girl’s schools around the area where she lived that Yousafzai even began to feel their influence. From this tender age she was an activist for women’s rights and her first speech was called “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?”. A year later Yousafzai began a blog for BBC about life under the Taliban. Although she used a fake name on the blog she was revealed as the owner only months later. As a result the Taliban issued a death warrant for Yousafzai and she was shot in the head on her way home from school on October 9, 2012. Following the attack, Yousafzai has continued to fight for women’s rights and gave a speech on education at the United Nations on July 12, 2013.
Malala Yousafzai’s main goal in her speech at the United Nations Youth Assembly was to persuade world leaders about the importance of education. Yousafzai believes that promoting and allowing education is the most important thing that a leader can do for their country. Her speech is given passionately and optimistically because she is young and has been taught by her parents that women deserve the same rights as men.. According to Yousafzai, education can help to stop prejudice, intolerance, and even terrorism.
In her speech to the United Nations the use of ethos, pathos, and logos are all present. Yousafzai uses ethos when she describes…

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