AGENCIES, London: Feminism is indeed riding a strong, big wave. From the female students of Jamia and the elderly women of Shaheen Bagh to young girls fighting for climate change, just look at the number of women coming forward to fight for important societal causes.
Two very important such fighters – Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg – met recently at Oxford University where Malala is studying politics, philosophy and economics.
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Both these staunch activists met at Lady Margaret Hall and Malala shared an Instagram picture of them sitting on a bench with their arms around each other. She captioned the photo, “Thank you, @gretathunberg” followed by a heart emoticon. On Twitter, she posted that Greta is the “only friend I’d skip school for.”
She’s the only friend I’d skip school for. pic.twitter.com/uP0vwF2U3K
— Malala (@Malala) February 25, 2020
Greta, 17, shot to worldwide fame at the backdrop of skipping school every Friday to protest outside the Swedish Parliament to call for better action against climate change. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 and 2020.
The 22-year-old Malala, an activist for female education and the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize which she won in 2014, is a vocal champion of human rights activism.
Greta, meanwhile, took to Twitter to express gratitude by saying “So… today I met my role model. What else can I say?”
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 25, 2020
While some fans applauded the power of young women, some celebrities including Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan and The Sky Is Pink actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas also gave positive reactions.
Greta is in the UK to attend a school strike Bristol on February 27. She even spoke to some university students about climate protests and activism.