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    bablhous, kck, mieprowan

    It seemed more like it may have been somewhat acceptable, as the men didn't show any outrage, but she definitely sent the message that she didn't think she was worthy to be out in the open. The women in W. Pakistan and Afghanistan are in hell. Very sad.

    "The object of life is not be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." Marcus Aurelius

    by CanyonWren on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 01:33:49 PM PST

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    •  I had a neighbor from Pakistan... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...who didn't believe me that she could call the police if her husband beat her. She asked what the police would to to her. I had to find it in writing on the web before she believed me.

      She was a pistol and it did not take her much time to get engaged in life in America. She was shocked at the information she got here about Islam and how so much she was told was religious duty was not in the Koran. Oh my, the women at the local mosque taught her! Communication will be the key to self-empowerment.

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        The women in the bigger towns that were educated seemed to be somewhat empowered, but one has to wonder what is being withheld from them, too. They also feel trapped, you can tell the way they reach out to you to engage in conversation.

        "The object of life is not be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." Marcus Aurelius

        by CanyonWren on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 04:33:12 PM PST

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