“The Underground Girls of Kabul” with Author Jenny Nordberg
January 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm
Encore: January 29, 2015
In Afghanistan, a society ruled almost exclusively by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration while the birth of a daughter is often considered a failure. As a consequence, many Afghan families opt for a third kind of child whom they call a bacha posh – a girl who is temporarily raised as a boy and presented to the world as a son.
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