Zahra's Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live The Part?

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Within our society, gender and race has transformed the way we view on what is acceptable and nonacceptable on controversial questions. Gender today is the biggest and hottest question today that raises attention to the public, not only to the Americans but all around the world. In Afghanistan and some parts in Pakistan and Iran, Bacha Posh is a hidden cultural practice that families transform their daughters or daughter to sons. Since boys have greater benefits of superiority in academics and independence. In the article “Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live the Part” explains narratives of families who raises their daughter as a son, and how that experience has influence their lives. The article develops the idea that gender in this practice …show more content…
Many of the families changed the identity of their daughters because girls were deemed to be a burden because they are too weak and fragile in the working independent society, but when they enter puberty, the child is likely to change back to female, depending on their parents’ wishes or the daughter. In one particular narrative, Zahra, a 15-year-old, did not want to change back into a female due to the reason of living so long as a male, and Zahra could not see herself being able to adjust being an Afghan women. She grew up in a setting that allowed her to play sports and run around without having the worries of covering herself. Zahra states that whenever she in on the streets, she sees people yelling and looking down upon the females, and with that in mind, she cannot imagine herself ever to be in their shoe. Zahra plans to become a journalist or politician, not as an Afghan women but as a man, because she fears of not being treated equality of respect. Her parents would like for her to become a female again, but because of Zahra’s experience of seeing how people treat females, Zahra insist of staying as a …show more content…
Particularly in Afghanistan, women described as sexual objects do not apply to Kilbourne 2016. Although both articles come to the common idea that women are degraded in work and social setting and that is the real tragedy. Race does not play a huge particular role in the example as for the reason that race is understood in human physical characteristics of a group of individuals. Bacha Posh focuses on the gender issue, and race does not play a role in that, since this is a cultural practice mostly in

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