Traditions

TOP STORY

Video: Why I Lived as a Boy in Afghanistan

Sunday, December 7, 2014

While in New York recently, Faheema reflected on what drew her to the longstanding but little-documented practice in Afghanistan of "bacha posh," a Farsi expression meaning "dress up as boys."

READ MORE >>>

MORE ON TRADITIONS

In Middle East, Femininity Used to Punish Men
Placenta Spiritually Revered, But Not in the West
Egypt's High Value on Virginity Fuels Hymen Fixation
Saudis Living Abroad Explain Why They Stay Away
Ukrainian Teen's Gypsy Lifestyle Stigmatized
Holiday Spirit Touches Depths of Consolation, Hope
Michelle's Holiday Decor Reflects Green Values
Give Thanks and Please Pass the Potato Fudge
Kenyan, Named Chief, Now Has Fled Her Home
In Congo, Women Put Power Behind Rejoicing

LATEST WENEWS STORIES

Reproductive Health

France's Birth Control Pill Use Plummets Post Scare

Reproductive Health

Study: Ailing Stats on Global Teen Sex Health

In The Courts

High Court to Rule on Violent Social Media Threats

Cultural Trends/Popular Culture

Tsunamika, a Doll of the Tsunami, Turning 10

Abortion

France Pushes Abortion Rights Beyond Its Borders

Reproductive Health

Tweet by Tweet, Our Reporters Track #EUReproRights

Arts

I Made Music in Iran, Defying Laws

Military

Military Recruitment Needs Sex Assault Warning

Domestic Violence

Marissa Alexander's Allies Survey the Ground Lost

Women's enews events

Visit Our YouTube Channel

Visit Our Bookshelf