An inspirational star who has always managed to motivate us, Nobel Prize winner and Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai has a very modern outlook on marriage and we all know that netizens loathe anything which manages to shock them.
In a post widely shared on social media, British Vogue purportedly quoted Malala as saying: “I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”
Malala, 23, gave a wide-ranging interview to British Vogue and features on the cover of the magazine’s July issue. She was pictured for the cover wearing a red headscarf. She said her dress is not a sign she is “oppressed”, according to the snippets of the interview released by British Vogue.
She said the headscarf represents her roots as a Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity. “Muslim girls or Pashtun girls or Pakistani girls, when we follow our traditional dress, we’re considered to be oppressed, or voiceless, or living under patriarchy,” she added.
However, it was her purported comment about marriage that immediately went viral on social media, inviting venomous criticism. A Peshawar-based influential cleric asked Malala’s father to explain his daughter’s purported comments.