I'm not sure how I feel about this. There are the women who say their experiences as boys gave them confidence as adult women, and the women who say they missed out on important childhood experiences as girls. And the interviewer didn't mention asking the sisters of the girl-boys how they felt about not being enough for their parents, so their parents created a boy.
Wouldn't it be nice if no one ever felt the need to do this? If girls were considered as good as boys by their cultures--I'm not just talking about Afghanistan, but about all cultures? And in Afghanistan, if girls could live as freely as boys?
A recent poll found that 69% of the U.S. wants out of Afghanistan. I do, too--but I'm deathly afraid of what will happen to the country's women and girls when we leave.