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I’m the male Malala

 Who am I? I am male Malala. I am a silent whisper in the clamour, receding sometimes to the background of a dark classroom, slipping into the shadows, swallowed by the subliminal message that girls are brighter than boys. I decided then to create mischief self-fulfilling this prophecy, I eventually dropped out, adding to this truancy, increasing my vulnerability to a life of crime and poverty. Who am I? I am male Malala.

I am a silent whisper in the clamour, now deciding to move to the front of the classroom. Ever eager and piqued by education, I raised my hand to answer every question. Some teachers were impressed, but others seemed threatened by my demonstration, and held me back because some schools are not prepared for this “gifted” situation. 

And I then became bored and stifled. I performed poorly, aiding to reinforce the negative norm of boys not performing. I again dropped out, adding to this truancy, increasing my vulnerability to a life of crime and poverty. Who am I? I am male Malala.

I am a silent whisper in the clamour, eventually driven to grace the halls of the universities. There clearly I saw the gender inequities. A land of women I found myself now in. 

Who am I? I am male Malala, a silent whisper in the clamour.

Mark St Rose

Diego Martin

 
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