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Online iddee

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A woman's place
« on: May 16, 2009, 10:41:09 PM »
A point of view. 
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.'
Moral of the story is:  (no  matter what language you speak and where you go)


"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: a woman's place
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 12:51:43 AM »

Very good iddee, i like it!
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Re: a woman's place
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 12:52:44 AM »
Gee, I really liked this one Iddee

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Re: a woman's place
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 01:30:19 PM »
 :-D   :-D !!  I've always wondered why my wife has me push the shopping cart AHEAD of her when we are at the market!  Hmmmm....maybe I shouldn't have forgotten Mother's Day this year.
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Re: a woman's place
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 05:06:23 PM »
OOhh, I like that one!  hee hee :evil:  J
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Re: a woman's place
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 06:52:51 PM »
The smart Does always let the others out ahead.

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