December 4, 2022



Malala Yousafzai named after a folk hero Malala set out to change the world as it was. The society she Malala lived in was controlled by bad people. They forced the girls to stay home and did not let him go to school or participate in any type of education. Zitkála-Šá, was an activist, author, and educator, who fought against the Americanization of Native nations. Born in Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota but at the age of 8, she went to a Boarding school.  A comparison of Malala Yousafzai and zitkala sa reveals that these two are strong and Independent women who wanted rights and a fair shot at education for their people.

     Even though they live 100 years apart from each other.  They both grew up in different cultures and environments; they both wanted the same things for their people. Malala was born to a working-class family. Her Village was controlled by bad people where girls were no longer able to go to school. She was not gonna let that stop her from getting a fair shot at education for her and her Village girls. So She wrote about her world, what it had become and what it could be. She spoke out against the hate. She spoke for mothers, sisters, and daughters. They attacked her to stop her from spreading the word of equality for the people of her Village. zitkala sa went to a boarding school run by American missionaries at the age of 8. She fought against the Americanization of Native nations. She was bullied by her teacher at the boarding school when the teacher cut her hair as soon as she came into the school. After school, she fought against the Americanization of her beautiful native land and she wrote books and spread the word of what was going on by writing.

Women in Action: Kim Rhode

Kim Rhode was born and raised in 1979 at Whittier CA. Kim Rhode first began her Olympic career at age 17 at the 1996 summer Olympics. Kim’s current profession is a world-renowned professional shooter. Kim’s family composes of her son and her husband. Kim Rhode is an important person because she showed everyone women can be just as good as men at “manly” sports. Shooting has been in her family for 500 years according to Kim Rhode.

She won a world championship at age 13. Kim was the youngest female competitor to receive a gold medal in the olympics at the 1996 summer Olympics. She was the first person of any gender to compete on all three shotgun events. Kim is a 6 time Olympian. She was also the first American to compete in all five continents. However this wasn’t without obstacles, Kim lost 6 friends in addition to almost dying and giving birth prior to her 6th medal. One thing you can learn from this is that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.