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Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live the Part

Six-year-old Mehran Rafaat is like many girls her age. She likes to be the center of attention. KABUL, Afghanistan She is often frustrated when things do not go her way. Like her three older sisters, she is eager to discover the world outside the family’s apartment in their middle-class neighborhood of Kabul.

But when their mother, Azita Rafaat, a member of Parliament, dresses the children for school in the morning, there is one important difference… The New York Times

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