Pakistan child rights activist shot in head: doctors (via AFP)

The Pakistani Taliban shot a teenage children’s rights activist in the head on her school bus to avenge her campaigns for the right to an education in the militants’ former stronghold of Swat. Many in Pakistan reacted with shock and revulsion to the shooting on Tuesday of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai…



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DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist
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Cri de Coeur for Children by c.p. estés Unmilitated evil, I ask/pray/beg be militated. My eyes narrow… even as my heart widens, to take the deepest breath I have, to call the world back to life again… The world gone dead from too much ‘much’ –yet the justice-heart is still secretly alive within all righteous, half-ruined humans… and within the time-tested justice spirits Now, now the cri de coeur– without pause… that this evil toward peace-children ever be named, and contained. A teramayana [sp] prayer not for, but to ramasitabodhisatvas [sp], the ghosts of purely good children who come to… Read more »
ShannonLeee
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ShannonLeee
3 years 11 months ago

There is not much braver than a child activist. Pressing your will to protect others while not able to protect yourself…is pure courage.

newatthis
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newatthis
3 years 11 months ago

Thank you dr. e. I pray this poor child survives without any brain damage. How the Taliban can possible believe it is all right to harm a child is inconceivable to me.

ShannonLeee
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ShannonLeee
3 years 11 months ago

Well they promised to kill her if she survives. At this point I personally choose to view such people as animals.

ordinarysparrow
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ordinarysparrow
3 years 11 months ago

surely this makes the heart of the world ache…

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