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She is My Son

These Afghan girls have to reject their femininity and pretend to be male. They are called Bacha Posh. In Afghanistan’s traditional patriarchal society, many women can’t leave the house without a male accompanying them. For this reason, if a family has no son, a daughter is often appointed to play this role. Having tasted freedom, some of the girls never want to go back.

Watch "She is my Son" on RTD website and on RT’s live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT’s schedule page.

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