Thursday, August 27, 2009

different perspective

from my email...

Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women are happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?'

The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, 'Land Mines.'

2 comments:

HAPPY IN NEVADA said...

Very good!!! Now I think I'd walk 35 steps behind, if those are as deadly as I think they are.

That was fun........

an average patriot said...

That is funny! They are better off staying home I think!