Reuters, Weds April 11 featured an article “Elite female night raiders break down barriers in Afghanistan” (see http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/11/us-afghanistan-nightraids-idUSBRE83A0X620120411 which is also the photon source). The article explains how females are being trained to work along with their male counterparts in Afghanistan.
Today’s question is: could this story be used outside Afghanistan and if so; for what purpose?
Women are clearly repressed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere. If we were championing the message that woman are equal to men – where would that best play out or would it play out at all?