Monday, January 14, 2002

VALUE OF FEMINISM QUOTE OF THE DAY: ''In America, I think it is possible to live without a man,'' said Rahima in halting English. ''But here, even in Pakistan, you need a father, a husband, or a brother. We don't have any man. ... It makes our life so difficult.'' Quoted in this Boston Globe article about Afghan women whose final employment option has become working as hookers. I note that two of the women in the article only turned to prostitution after they lost their manufacturing jobs; is that worse than going back to the farm?

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