Why does Malala get so many people’s attention? This movie tells us the answer. Malala has bravely raised her voice against the Taliban to support girls going to school, and now her aspiration is to become an influential politician in Pakistan. On the other hand, In this movie, Malala is also described as an ordinary girl. By seeing both her hard life and daily life, we face this painful fact that saying "Girls should go to school" risks her life. However, why is she criticized by people in both Western countries and Pakistan? This movie introduces some people defaming her harshly, yet does not answer this question.

In regards to Western countries, there might be lack of understanding about Malala and antipathy to Islam. On the other hand, in Pakistan, antipathy to westernization might be the biggest reason. What’s more, in both, there might be an aversion to feminism and envy of  Malala.

As mentioned above, there are many reasons. However, people should pay more attention to antipathy to westernization in Pakistan because this reason includes central issues about Pakistan's situation. Looking back on their history from the point of view of Pakistanis, one can argue that the U.S had taken advantage of them as a military power against Russia and other countries for a long time, and then abandoned them.

Malala has encouraged girl’s education which was brought by Western countries and also received the Nobel Peace Prize from the Sweden Academy. Her action is certainly brave and magnificent, yet at the same time people should recognize a risk that her innocent spirit will be politically taken advantage of by Pakistan or Western countries.

今通っている語学学校で映画を見に行き、かつエッセイも書いたのでついでに本も読んでみました。映画については変にエモーショナルに作っていなくて私は好きですが、”映画”を見たい人には間違いなく物足りないでしょう。あくまで西洋諸国の立場で、普通に事実だけ見たらこう見えるよね、っていう撮り方。
学校ではあまり話さなかったマララさんへの批判について書いてみたけれど、しかしながら、彼女の発言の真価とかノーベル賞の妥当性とか、そういうものと彼女のもつカリスマ性や勇気ある(というか無謀な)アクションについては別で語られるべきだと思うんですよね。

なんか色々あるけどさ、すごいよな、、、と。

写真は関係なくて、ある意味関係あるけど、先日みた空母。
(英語で私にしては長めの文章にTRYしたこと後悔しています。大変だ。。)
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*英語の誤りについては寛大かつ辛らつに指摘いただければと思います。。
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