Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner


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Congrats to Malala Yousafzai! Almost exactly two years after being shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education, the 17-year-old Pakistani activist was awarded the Noble Peace Prize, which she shares with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. She’s the youngest person ever to win it

In a statement, the United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon said, “With her courage and determination, Malala has shown what terrorists fear most: a girl with a book.”

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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