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burger_moon 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite

Towards the end, the article spells out that this is rooted in how very off limits women are. I don't condone this practice by any stretch of the imagination, but I think it won't be solved by simply being judgy about the end result. Saying that you can't have sex with boys without examining the status of women in this culture isn't really a solution. A real solution would need to address the degree to which women are socially isolated, among other things.

> "One of the country's favorite sayings is 'women are for children, boys are for pleasure,"

Cultural relativism... I heard about a Marine going to town on a ranking Afghani for something like this a few years back. I just didn't realize how prevalent it appears to be culturally.

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