Afghans Make Sons Out Of Their Daughters?

Submitted by: 5cats 5 years ago in Weird
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15262680

Many Afghan parents want to have a son. This has led to some of them practicing Bacha Posh--disguising girls as boys.
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Male 598
"Don`t diss the boobies, man."
Those are the only things you got that we respect.
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Female 87
Not sure what`s worse: their approach, or China`s. Of course, I PERSONALLY wouldn`t have minded this, but I bat for the other team, so I`m not sure about the effects on the average woman. XD On a slightly more serious note, it`s unbelievable that women as a whole are so undervalued in societies across the planet. Don`t diss the boobies, man.
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Male 2,516
I gotta say, if I was a woman in any muslim-ruled country, I wouldn`t be opposed to live as a man my whole life. Get a fake beard, "marry" a woman and treat her with dignity, and well if I we were lesbians that`s where it would end, if not I would try to arrange "friendly" visits from men of our choice. Yeah! ... or I could just move the f*ck away from that a*s-backward place that treats me like sh*t.
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Male 25,416
meh...
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Male 10,855
[quote]idk if Islam is to blame for this one, it seems more `traditional` than Muslim to me.[/quote]

Well according to the article it`s mostly an Afghani tradition.
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Male 38,418
You`re welcome @hauswyfe! And everyone else too!

I couldn`t believe my eyes when I read it! No it`s not an April Fools, it`s For Reals...

idk if Islam is to blame for this one, it seems more `traditional` than Muslim to me. Although the local Clerics think it``s A-OK rather than oppose it.
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Male 646
backwards people
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Female 280
Very interesting article. Thank you for sharing!
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Male 74
The same kind of tradition exists in other cultures, except turning boys into girls. They live that way for the rest of their lives. Socially, they`re not considered transvestites or transsexuals, just normal women.
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Female 1,803
Funny how religious principles have a way of holding back the progress of every society.
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Female 4,359
dat is f ucked up. dat is all...
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Female 2,602
[quote]This is the kind of culture young western soldiers are dying for?[/quote]
Who the hell told you it was Afghan *culture* that Western soldiers are dying for?, and why did you believe them? I seem to recall this mess of a war was something to do with a Saudi Arabian that instructed 16 other Saudi Arabians to fly planes into some buildings in the US, coupled with the fact that Bush couldn`t actually be seen to criticise his mates in Saudi Arabia, that sparked the farce that is the war in Afghanistan. But maybe it was all about culture after all, you never know. God help Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Cowell in this War On Culture that soldiers are dying for – that pair have to be enemies number 1&2 now that OBL has finally been killed after only ten years fighting, dying and killing innocent civilians in the name of culture.
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Male 14,867
Yes it`s to deal with the family `shame` of not having a daughter. F`ed up culture.
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Female 6,381
This is the kind of culture young western soldiers are dying for?
And, of course, it all has to do with religion and perceived "blessings from God" once again. I`m growing impatient for any of these damn countries to enter the 19th Century.
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Male 38,780

Good thing Afghani chicks have so much facial hair.
Helps with the disguise.
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Male 38,418
Link: Afghans Make Sons Out Of Their Daughters? [Rate Link] - Many Afghan parents want to have a son. This has led to some of them practicing Bacha Posh--disguising girls as boys.
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