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Bacha Posh

In Afghanistan’s deeply patriarchal society, sons are highly valued over daughters — to the point where a family is deemed “incomplete” without a boy.

That’s why an alternative was invented dressing a daugther as a boy and let her live her life as a boy. This is the so called “bacha posh”.

The boy/girl will live her life working as a boy, helping the father, dressed as a boy and having a real boy life till when it’s necessary. After that, if still psicologically stable, she can have her life back changing her habits, marrying herself and turning herself in a girl again.

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