Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani woman rights activist who started standing up against injustice from a very young age. She got the peace nobel prize as a 17 year old in 2014. Shirley Chisholm was an American politician who was standing up for minimum wage, equal pay for women and against the vietnam war. She also was the first African American woman in congress. One of the similarities between Malala Yousafzai and Shirley Chisholm is that both fought for gender equality . When we compare Malala to Shirley it becomes clear that both of them had to fight against a lot of discrimination, for example sexism, throughout their lives.
While Malala and Shirley are both very brave women, there are several differences between them, including that Shirley also fought racist injustice and injustice against minorities. The most noticeable difference is their age and the time period they live in, whereas Malala is a young woman and Shirley worked decades in the political system. They lived nearly 70 years separated from each other but still both fight for the same goals for women. Additionally they live both in two completely different cultures and nations. One difference is how Shirley uses the political way while Malala didn’t have this platform for the start. This is shown by the imagery of the videos. By comparing these to incredible women I learned how they both fought through a lot of sexism and injustice to make the world a better place even though they live in two different cultures and not even at the same time.