I closed my eyes and tried to imagine good days for Afghan women. I couldn’t think of anything.
President Ghani says he supports women and wants to provide equal opportunity for girls to continue their studies in rural areas, but this year not one girl from Paktia province was permitted to take the university entrance exam.
Maya Angelou once said, “I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.’’ She is absolutely right.
Editor’s note: Mahram is the word used for a man who guards a woman from the world outside her home.
I feel sorry for you when I remember all your struggles, all your efforts, and all your thoughts that were for me and only for me. I remember how embarrassed you were when you discovered that I had heard the voice of another Man.
The way to Kunduz is not safe. When I was traveling recently from Kabul to the north at night I was afraid. When it gets dark, there are thieves. Some people say these thieves are the Taliban.
Most of the places in my motherland are also white from the snow, but the color of my motherland’s heart is black now.
Men are busy with snow shoveling and women cook hot meals to welcome them home. They ration spring and summer wood to provide fuel and food through the long season.
Sometimes I think this inequality will go on forever. Will a time come when we will be treated as equals?