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Afghanistan’s Female Sons

I recently wrote a piece on the bacha posh custom for Foreign Affairs. The photographs included in the piece are quite stunning.  While it is intriguing to see young girls dressed as boys, it is very remarkable to see an adult woman dressed as a man, cooly walking through Afghanistan's streets.
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Rage for Farkhunda

On March 19th, 2015 the streets of Kabul ran red with Farkhunda’s blood. She lived a pious life.  They called her a heretic. She loved the Quran.  They claimed she burned it. She tried to speak in her own defense.  They silenced her. She wanted to dress modestly.  They tore off her hijab. She wanted to…
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