A little while back, I found the message below scrawled on the wall inside a toilet cubicle in the womens’ bathrooms.
“I found out I probably have Aspergers.
Now I’m going through all the existential crap I went through in my teens, including writing on bathroom walls.
And the real kicker is, I’m not even that brilliant at anything.
All of the broken bits and none of the good bits”
None of the good bits.
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I hope that one day we see the liberation of women in countries like Afghanistan. It takes an enormous amount of courage for women to take any kind of stand in an environment that is so hostile to the liberation of women or even the existence of them.
Those who do stand up are often punished for their bravery.
What it will really take to make a difference, is for the men of Afghanistan to stand beside their wives, mothers, sisters and help drive the change towards equality. Or at the very least an increase in tolerance and respect for women.
We have a long way to go.
Afghanistan: Girl Power – People & Power – Al Jazeera English.