For One Afghan Woman, Men's Clothing Opens The Door To Greater Freedoms
In parts of Afghanistan, a custom known as "bacha posh" allows parents to dress their daughters as boys to give them temporary access to education or work. Hukmina, a woman in Khost Province, decided to keep wearing men's clothing throughout her life, and this has afforded her freedoms that few other women enjoy. She works and socializes independently, and rides a bicycle. But she also carries a gun in case she encounters any intolerance.