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Women in Afganistan

Monday, April 18, 2011

Malalai Joya, Afghan women's and democracy activist and author of A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, talks about her work and the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

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Malalai Joya

Comments [10]

DTorres from Nathan Strauss Projects

It was very difficult to understand what this
had to say.
I could only understand every other word.
Brian, let her talk, without asking her questions, for too long.

Apr. 18 2011 02:20 PM
emjayay from Brooklyn

Ooops, that was supposed to be "manner" not "matter".

Apr. 18 2011 11:07 AM
emjayay from Brooklyn

Ms. Joya may have a lot to say but someone should advise her on how to say it. Speaking in an uninflected matter at the top of her voice with an tone of utter urgency and complaint applied to every single word made her unlistenable to me. Maybe that's how Afgans talk in their native language, but it doesn't work in English. After a couple of sentences, who wanted to listen any more? Who could?

Apr. 18 2011 11:06 AM
mrd in washington heights

Brian may not be asking questions because he might not understand what she is saying. I certainly don't.

Apr. 18 2011 11:05 AM

didn't democracy come to germany japan and italy after occupation?

Apr. 18 2011 11:01 AM
john from office

Brian, she just called Israel a criminal state, brain ask a few questions.

Apr. 18 2011 10:58 AM
adam from bk

this woman, needs a translator- and an editor.

Apr. 18 2011 10:57 AM
john from office

Brian, you are letting her say unsubstantiated statements! How about some questions brian.

Apr. 18 2011 10:53 AM
RJ from Prospect Hts.

Thank you, Malalai Joya. It's very little from a privileged American, but your bravery and voice is a treasured gift to all women.

Apr. 18 2011 10:53 AM
john from office

Time to leave these backward people to kill each other on their own.

Brian ask her if any jews were killed in the world trade center, I know how she would answer.

A prior guest used that as the litmus test of the persons true ideas.

Apr. 18 2011 10:51 AM

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