Afghanistan is in a state of turmoil that is an inversion of what we’re experiencing here in the U.S. Parents are grappling with their children’s growing gender issues here in the U.S., but in Afghanistan their economy and social culture demands that families bring more boys into the world…by any means necessary.
According to CNN’s report, parents are using the youngest girl to impersonate them as boys in public. Puberty is the only barrier to that idea though. One couple had three girls and they took the youngest and introduced her as a boy because she is able to care for the family (as seen in the above photo). In their muslim society, women are to stay home and the men and/or boys can go out for work.
For many years, families in Asia and India have practiced infanticide on their infant baby girls. The government and no one else has been prosecuting them either. They usually find a way to suffocate or simply abandon the children and let them die from “exposure.” All of these families have it so hard economically that adding another girl is just not permitted.
Check out this disturbing report: