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PBR Review: This is a beautiful cultural read about two Afghanistan women Shekiba and Rahima, one the great ,great grandmother and a source of inspiration for the other. The story sheds light on the sad reality that not much has changed in More


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Talking Points: The whole concept of bacha posh is fascinating and sure to strike cords with everyone. Dressed as a boy, a girl is allowed out of the house without escort and becomes a boy in every respect. She is afforded the same courtesies and respect as a man, like being waited on, being served first and being able to bark commands to the females of the house. Women living under this regime are strong. But I also cannot help but wonder, why it continues to exist. Our country has also throughout history has and continues to attempt to suppress human rights, but people inevitably rise up and fight for what is right. What is it about cultures like this that prevents this?
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