Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Girls

In the "Counting Your Blessings" department, I came across this video on girls' education in Taliban controlled Pakistan. In the Swat Valley, an 11-year-old girl is profiled on the last day before the Taliban closed down her school.

Juxtaposed with this sad and disturbing video is another one from the New York Times showing the use of Photoshop in retouching ads and editorial content. What does it mean for our students' self-images when even the models don't look like models?

I'm not sure exactly why I posted these two videos together, except, perhaps, to question whether we're all really living on the same planet. Tough world for women, rich or poor (but tougher if you're poor).

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