WOMEN WHO KNOW THEIR PLACE (AND THEIR HUSBAND'S)
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
She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind
From Ms. Walters ' vantage point, despite the overthrow of the
oppressive Taliban regime,
the women walk even further back behind their husbands, and seem appear
happy to maintain the old custom.
Ms . Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked,
'Why do you continue 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.'
The moral of the story is (no matter what language you speak and where
BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE'S A SMART WOMAN.