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Transcript of Bacha Bazi
Literal translation: boy play
Lawless and Taboo
Taboo: A rule or behavior, the violation of which calls for a strong punishment.
Taboo: A rule of behavior, the violation of which calls for strong punishment
A rule of behavior, the violation of which calls for strong punishment
Turning a Blind Eye:
Ignoring undesirable information
The Taliban and Bacha Bazi:
When the Taliban first came to power, they banned the practice of Bacha Bazi; however they did not enforce the law and some of them even took part in it themselves.
"One Million Voices." Boy Play- "Bacha Bazi" ::. N.p., n.d. Web.
"Q&A with Producer Jamie Doran and Reporter Najibullah Quraishi." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.
Ronquillo, Ulysses. "My Beautiful Country Afghanistan." Web log post. My Beautiful Country Afghanistan. N.p., n.d. Web. 2013.
"Turning a Blind Eye." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.
"Watch the Full Program Online." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web.
"Pislamonausea Central: Anyone for Some Bacha Bazi?" Pislamonausea Central: Anyone for Some Bacha Bazi? N.p., n.d. Web.
"“There Is Very Little Love of Any Kind in Afghanistan, Which Explains a Lot…”." Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami There Is Very Little Love of Any Kind in Afghanistan Which Explains a Lot Comments. N.p., n.d. Web
"Some boys are no good for dancing, but they can be used for other purposes...[like] sodomy and other sexual activities" ("The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan")
Under Taliban rule the act of Bacha Bazi
Men strive to have the best dancer
Children taken as young as 11
Most children who are taken are orphans or really poor
Londono, Ernesto. "Afghanistan sees rise in ‘dancing boys’ exploitation." The Washington Post. N.p., 04 Apr 2012. Web. 11 Apr 2013.
"Sitting next to the 9-year-old Waheed, who was wearing a pink pants-and-tunic set called a shalwar kameez, Mirzahan said he opted to take on the boy because marrying a woman would have been prohibitively expensive. The two have not had sex, Mirzahan said, but that will happen in a few years. For now, Waheed is being introduced to slightly older 'dancing boys.'" (Washington Post).
"The 9-year-old boy with pale skin and big, piercing eyes captivated Mirzahan at first sight. “He is more handsome than anyone in the village,” the 22-year-old farmer said, explaining why he is grooming the boy as a sexual partner and companion. There was another important factor that made Waheed easy to take on as a bacha bazi, or a boy for pleasure" (Washington Post)
"Afghanistan's Dirty Little Secret." SFGate. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013. <http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/brinkley/article/Afghanistan-s-dirty-little-secret-3176762.php>.
"The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan." The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013. <http://m.guardiannews.com/world/2009/sep/12/dancing-boys-afghanistan>.
Mills, Nick. "Suffer the Little Children." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 11 Feb. 2011. Web. 12 Apr. 2013. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-mills/suffer-the-little-childre_1_b_821931.html>.
UNICEF. "Afghanistan Country Office Child Protection." Unicef.org. UNICEF, Nov. 2011. Web. 12 Apr. 2013. <http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/files/ACO_Child_Protection_Factsheet_-_November_2011.pdf>.
Better then homless?
"Illegal for a reason"
Abusing their power