Recommendation: Afghan Girls Growing Up as Boys

Dayle recommends…

This is a great New York Times article about the way many Afghan girls and their mothers deal with social pressures. Women are pressured to have boys, not girls, and girls are treated poorly. To cope, some mothers choose to pass their little girl off as a little boy. Outside their home, these girls grow up as boys.

I found it fascinating and you should definitely take a look.

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Posted by on October 14th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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One Response to “Recommendation: Afghan Girls Growing Up as Boys”

  1. Jay

    Very interesting indeed! I’d actually just found this article via another source entirely when I noticed this posted here. Freaky coincedence. xP

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