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How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

Created: 06/26/15

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Posted Jun. 26, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

Some of the girls who are raised as bacha posh do not want to go back to living as women. How do you think you would react if you were in their position?


Posted Jul. 14, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
reene

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

It is so hard to say how I would react. I cannot even imagine living under such restrictions. Once the girl has lived as a bacha posh, I don't see how she could easily give up the freedoms she once had as a boy.
To be able to walk outside, to play, to speak freely, get an education--how do you give it all up? And how do you not fight to get those rights for all other women? I don't think I could ever go back to the subjugation of being a woman.


Posted Jul. 15, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
lorettaf

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

I agree that I would find it very hard to go back. Some may not mind it so much if they have a strong desire to marry and have children.


Posted Jul. 19, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
bettyt

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

I suspect I would feel the same way. Why would I want to be a woman when all my freedoms would be taken away? The bacha posh know firsthand the differences between the genders.


Posted Jul. 20, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
lynneb

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

Since I have not grown up in the culture and war environment that these girls have I can not say how I would feel in their situation. But from the careful accounting of the situation in the book I am sure I would behave with respect for my family and a willingness to help. I would hope I would understand completely that my parents were trying to insure a better life for me as a bacha posh and that it would give me more confidence in my abilities as a woman once becoming an adult.


Posted Jul. 23, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
tswaine

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

If I had a life as a bacha posh, I think it would be difficult to change back to dressing like a woman. I would not want to give up the freedom I had.


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valeriec

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

I think I would love being able to act like a boy - I was always a "tomboy". The transition back to womanhood later would be rough.


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bigred66

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

To me the answer is simple. I would NOT want to give up the lifestyle and liberties of being bacha posh.


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jeannew

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RE: How do you think you would react if you were in the position of these girls?

I've never been a tomboy and wouldn't necessarily want to be one, but in these circumstances I can't imagine who wouldn't want the opportunity to have more freedom.


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