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In Afghanistan, Girls... Will Be Boys

ryot.org - By Rebecca Luxton

In Afghanistan, it's totally normal for little girls to spend their entire childhoods disguised as boys.

Bacha posh - translation: a female cross-dresser - is the term for these girls-masked-as-boys. And they're more common than you'd think. "Every single Afghan I have spoken to... they will know of someone," says Jenny Nordberg, who documented these girls' lives in her newly released book "The Underground Girls of Kabul."...

 

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