The country of Pakistan has not always oppressed women. The former man in charge of Pakistan professed, “No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women (Lamb and Yousafzai 31).” It was not until a general named Zia ul-Haq threw a coup and seized control of the government that women and men’s rights became incomparable under Islamic Law. Zia’s regime did not allow women to play most sports, have access to healthcare, or open a bank account, and, in...
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...d cleaned up after? It is unfair and sickening to know that many countries still contain these sorts of customs. Malala did a wonderful job in telling her story and bringing light to a problem that requires attention. Everyone needs to join together to make Malala’s dream come true: equal rights for all.
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