A point of view.
Barbara Walters, of Television's 20/20, did a story on gender roles in
Kabul, Afghanistan , several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted
that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.
She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind
From Ms. Walters' vantage point, despite the overthrow of the oppressive
Taliban regime, the women now seem to walk even further back behind
their husbands, and are happy to maintain the old custom.
Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you
Now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to
The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without
Hesitation said..."Land Mines".
Moral of the story is - no matter what language you speak and where you
go- BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE'S A SMART WOMAN !!!