Eagar, Charlotte
February 2007
Prospect;Feb2007, Issue 131, p54
This article explores Afghanistan following the U.S. invasion of 2001 and the current struggle to institute women's rights. Several women of varying social stature are highlighted, from serial killer Shirin Gul who is portrayed prominently in the media, to an anonymous woman who frequents a beauty salon. The author suggests that while gender equality has been firmly established institutionally, cultural resistance is still very strong.


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