Women Who Know Their Place
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 12 years ago
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 now seem to, and 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.'

Moral of the story is (no matter what language you speak
or where you go):


BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE'S A SMART WOMAN
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 12 years ago
That was great!
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 12 years ago
Ever heard of "The Rule of Thumb"?

Welcome to MT.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (7/31/2009)]
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Posted by Sharlene (+1200) 12 years ago
Hear! Hear! Great story.
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