“You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
Remember this:
One day you will be sick.”

Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl 

This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous), and their doubts about religion. 

One of the best articles I’ve read all year. Here’s the link

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clarification: the woman who wrote this poem is 15; she started writing at 11

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