Skating Kids

Through an article from Jezebel, it was found out that Afghanistan is taking a few steps forward concerning gender equality. This was accomplished when the country opened Skateistan, a school for young children, both boys and girls. There they are taught on computers, the arts, and most interestingly of all, how to skateboard.

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In a country where women are not given the same rights as men, this is progress. However, there are still problems. After puberty, young girls can be physically abused by family members for interacting with males who are not related to them, which includes the educational activities in Skateistan. Although Skateistan offers separate classes for girls, skateboarding could still be considered too 'unfeminine' a sport for them to partake in. Baby steps, I suppose. -Sylvie

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Photo courtesy of http://jezebel.com

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