Did Malala Yousafzai just pick the wrong cause, or the wrong words? Twitter is at war over this one – literally, but what causes our desi sentiments to fire up every time Malala exercises her twitter finger? Find out what got us going this time.
What Malala Tweeted & What She SHOULD Have Tweeted Instead?
And then THIS Happened…
Malala’s Tweets Were Edited & ‘Fixed’
She did get a bit of support …
The debate turned into a language lesson as Malala was schooled on expression & correct usage of vocabulary.
Why did Malala mention children specifically? When so many adults are under attack as well, and have suffered the effects of ‘terrorism’…oops, she didn’t use the T word though …that was the problem?
And then the 36 word statement was examined – word for word…’especially vs only’ ?
So Malala stirs up a storm (almost) every time she uses her twitter finger. But the question is, are Twitterati right to go at her? Or is ‘Hate Malala on the agenda?
Okaayyyy point taken … that was a good one, despite the gravity of the situation …sarcasm drip there
Of course, there is always the question why we don’t speak up at home? Valid that? But, does it mean we don’t speak out at all?
And here’s the REAL problem ‘ Two Malala tweets side by side … violence vs terrorism. was it a slip of the twitter finger or a deliberate attempt to soft tweet a very grave human rights violation?
To sum it up … Mahira Khan decided to use her twitter finger too… and this time, it was short, and to the point. No ambiguity there!
And that, my dear folks, is how you tweet when you have a monumental Twitter following. You use it to influence the millions who look up to you for validation. Malala Yousufzai – Harvard might have taught you a lot, but there’s still a lot more to learn.
Shape or Ship Out, says Twitter. We’re not very forgiving so think twice or hold on to that twitter finger, this is not the time to mince your words.
All said and done, it is imperative that we shed light on all atrocities inflicted on innocent human beings across the world. Be it our own country or another’s. Only then can our voices ring true and be heard on every forum. Selective anger breeds selective solutions. Let’s try and be all inclusive, after all, one has to live with a conscience, and, twitter’s watching!
Shazia likes to pen her thoughts when she feels passionately about a life experience, a person or an event. She is mother to 3 lively boys and along with her husband, attempts to settle in her new country by taking German lessons so she is able to soak in the culture, language and spirit of the region.
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