Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender
in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years
before the Afghan
that women customarily walked five paces
She recently returned to
Kabul and observed that
women still walk behind
their husbands. Despite the overthrow
oppressive Taliban regime, the
women now seem
to, and are happy to, maintain
Ms. Walters approached one of
the Afghani women and asked,
'Why do you now seem
happy with an old custom that you
once tried so
desperately to change?'
The woman looked Ms.
Walters straight in the eyes, and
said, 'Land Mines.'
Moral of the
story is: (no matter what language you speak
where you go):
BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE'S A SMART