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6 years 23 weeks ago, 4:51 PM


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Barbara Walters, of Television's 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.
From Ms Walters' vantage point, despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to walk even further back behind their husbands, 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.'

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6 years 23 weeks ago, 8:27 PM


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Nov 2008
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Korea is the opposite

The women used to have to walk behind the men, after the Korean War, the men make them walk ahead. Hah hah.

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