Re "Nobel committee missed big chance with snub of Malala" (Viewpoints, Oct. 16): Trudy Rubin couldn't have been more right about the Nobel Prize committee. What an opportunity they had to send a message to the entire world of the courage, the plight and the desire of women for an education and an opportunity to improve their lives.
I'm wondering if members of the committee made their decision in personal fear of the Taliban's reaction. Shame on them if they did, as a young girl showed more courage than they did. In the end it doesn't really matter. I think her actions are already known around the world and speak louder than any "prize" anyway.
-- Susan Robertson, Sacramento