Friday, October 5, 2018

Central Asia in the news

The World (; Amber Larson, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly 

This Kyrgyz singer is getting death threats after releasing a music video and a song about women's rights 
Central Asian [the Buddha and his family were Central Asians/Scythians/Shakyians] singer Zere Asylbek's feminist song asks for respect for women -- but she's now facing threats and criticism over the clothing she wore in the music video for her song. 

Fashion is powerful. It can be used as a political tool. It can be a statement about identity. It can also be healing. In Afghanistan, it is all of that and more. 

The Taliban forbids women to leave the house unless they are accompanied by a male relative. Feroza Mushtari, who was a teenager at the time of the Taliban takeover, defied that rule to save a pregnant woman's life.

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