Growing up in Afghanistan as a girl can be very hard and scary. Child marriages, a life of servitude, and a family that only keeps you around because of the money your body can buy them. And yet somehow, these girls still find a way not to lose hope, or get discouraged, and fight. Fight for an education. Fight for their rights. Fight for their daughters rights, and their daughters daughters rights. Fight for everyone's rights. Fight for a future that doesn't involve servitude, beatings, and rape. A future that includes your opinion, your words, and your thoughts.
Through this process, by recognizing emotion, I was surprised that on the other side of the word girls are put through these things on a daily basis, and that it's accepted.
It makes me sick and so angry that men are so demeaning and sexist , and that societies and cultures are used to this type of treatment of women in some places that the majority of the women in a certain area think that it's acceptable for a man to beat them for things as large as refusal to have sex with them, and as small as burning his food.
Directed by Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, The Documentary Group, 2013.)
(“Education in Afghanistan”).