Category Archives: Afghanistan

No friends in high places for Afghan women

The Washington Post provides a grim update on the condition of Afghan women.  We learn that the Karzai government is drafting new rules that would ban private safe houses for women fleeing abuse and require eviction from public safe houses … Continue reading

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Erotic Subversion, Communal Poetry of Pashtun Women (Part 2)

The poems reproduced below were collected by Sayd Bahodine Majrouh author of “Songs of Love and War – Afghan Women’s Poetry” The landay which means “little one” in Pashtun, is composed and sung by women when they are gathered, usually … Continue reading

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Pashtun Women’s Poetry – Erotic Subversion (Part One)

Whatever our views on US involvement in Afghanistan, most of us could agree that the lives of the majority of women in that country are awful and probably aren’t going to get much better, no matter how the conflict ends.   … Continue reading

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