Today in Afghanistan, young women can learn to box.
Have their photo taken. Sadly, reflections of Afghan women appear to be the dominant photographic mode. This is an improvement of sorts, I suppose.
Be rescued from life threatening living conditions...caused by husbands and their families, sadly enough.
Learn to play music!
And here is the price we pay for their liberation.
There is a price for freedom. When we free others from bondage, we ensure freedom for ourselves.
Let us be grateful for their service and for the freedom they bring the world.
The Taliban created the conditions where a woman could not be photographed without her husband or father's consent. Where no woman would have learned boxing....or reading or writing or mathematics. Where women were considered property on par with livestock and often treated with less consideration than livestock with the approval of the former government. Where music was banned.
Let us not abandon those who teeter on the edge of being the victims of oppression before their oppressors have accepted liberty as the legitimate objective of humanity.
All the photos may be viewed here.