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Girls in Afghanistan Essay

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Discipline Biology
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During recent history, Afghanistan was a country in turmoil. Famine, drought, civil war and Taliban rule have had a substantial impact on the Afghani people. As this has taken an extremely negative toll on all Afghan people, I think, that none are more negatively affected compared to the women of Afghanistan. Having said that, not all the Western world deems as a negative is also considered negative by the men and women of Afghanistan. One only has to see this quote, "Wearing the burqua isn't mandatory, but few women are rushing to eliminate them" (Germani 14). Even though the Taliban and also al-Qaida's rule had a great negative effect from 1996-2001 and obviously oppressive to all Afghani girls. They were not the only source of oppression felt by the Afghan females mentioned in this quote, "The roots of patriarchal oppression go deeply into Afghan society - far deeper than the Taliban or al-Qaida." (Rostami-Povey, E. 2007) As revealed in the film, Enemies of Happiness ( ) Afghan women are still afflicted by planned and kid bride unions. Even though marriages of females below age 16 are outlawed by the constitution, this film clearly shows that this continues to take place. As well does the reading in the debut of Afghan Women in this quote "Afghan authorities don't investigate women's complaints" (Rostami-Povey 2). More evidence comes in the Ms Magazine post Stones can not Stop Them, when in April of 2009 the President of Afghanistan signed the Shia Personal Status Law, that comprised, recognizing child unions (Tang 21). And although this law was afterwards withdrawn, it shows that oppressive thinking that's still happening in the Afghanistan culture today. Education is another method in which Afghan wo...

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