By Keith Johnson
They get to talkin’ and the Muslim woman asks “Do you ever fast?”“Sometimes, when I think I’m getting fat,” replies Capt Naslund. “American men like skinny girls.”
Instead, we’re offered the morning after pictures of defeminized girls handing out band-aids and aspirins for bullet wounds and hepatitis.
The Marines wear headscarves as a sign of respect. Their efforts have been rewarded. Afghan women have proved to be good intelligence sources, providing tips on weapons caches and hidden bombs. They’re also more open to the military’s humanitarian side, which helps stabilize the region with programs that promote health, hygiene and education.
The Afghan woman cries
when she can’t get enough food to eatwhile our American woman cries
when she’s eating too much.Try and bridge that gap.