‘Nameless’ Afghan women begin battle to regain identities

Hmmm Hashtags versus Islam? Not much of a fight.

In response to custom of men not using the names of female relatives in public, a social media campaign aims to change minds.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—These are some of the terms Afghan men use to refer to their wives in public instead of their names, the sharing of which they see as a grave dishonour worthy of violence: Mother of Children, My Household, My Weak One or sometimes, in far corners, My Goat or My Chicken.

Women also may be called Milk-sharer or Black-headed. The go-to word for Afghans to call a woman in public, no matter her status, is Aunt.

h/t MP

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