A brief, but compelling essay from National Geographic. Be sure to also view the photo essay. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/12/afghan-women/rubin-text/1 Not for nothing - when any of my friends whine too much, I tell them, "STFU - you could be a woman in Afghanistan." It really appears to be a nation made up entirely of PTSD survivors at this point. Anything positive is going to take a lot of time to come to fruition.