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In Afghanistan ladies are perhaps not permitted to dancing in public areas, but guys could be designed to dancing in females's clothes - and are usually sexually abused.
It is after midnight. I am at a marriage celebration in a remote village in north Afghanistan.
There's absolutely no indication of this bride or groom, or any women, only men. Many of them are armed, a lot of them are using drugs.
Often we gather together and place ladies' clothes and dancing bells on our guys and so they dance for us for two-three hours - that is all 'Zabi'
Just about everyone's attention is targeted on a boy that is 15-year-old. He is dancing for the audience in a lengthy and shiny female's gown, their face included in a scarf that is red.
He could be using breasts that are fake bells around their ankles. Someone offers him some US bucks in which he grabs them together with teeth.
This really is a tradition that is ancient. Individuals call it bachabaze which literally means "playing with guys".
The essential annoying thing is what goes on following the parties. (more…)