I was sure the family in this story was going to turn out to be Muslim. Evidently not, they’re just traditional Africans.
A reminder that in terms of the status or complete lack of status of women, scriptural Islam was actually a theoretical advance over the barbaric tribal traditions it supplanted, absorbed, and, all too often, reverted to.
Nick Kristof’s columns and blogs from Pakistan stressed one theme over and over again: education. Ignorance — their own and men’s — is the greatest enemy of women.