Afghan women in the real world
Harm’s Way is lurking just a few steps in front of you
A good friend of mine recently brought this little snippet of truth to my attention. Ah, yes. Here we go again . . .
Barbara Walters did a 20/20 story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan several years before the Afghan conflict.
She noted, at the time, that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.
More recently, Ms. Walters has returned to Kabul, and once again observed that women still walk behind their husbands.
Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, it seems that (at least some) Afghan women are still happy to maintain the old custom.
Ms. Walters approached one Afghan lady, and asked, “Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?”
The very nice Afghan lady looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and said without hesitation, “Land mines.”
Well, there you have it.
No matter where you go or what language is spoken there, deep in my soul I know for sure,
BEHIND EVERY MAN IS A VERY SMART WOMAN!