Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Good going. Hope many more take up boxing to defend themselves from the "honor" killers in their own families and to punch out the daylights from the murdering Taliban.
Teenage Afghan sisters Shabnam and Sadaf Rahimi are taking the fight for women’s rights more literally than most of their peers, throwing punches in a ring as members of their country’s first team of female boxers.
They practise inside a spartan gym with broken mirrors, flaking paint, four punching bags and a concrete floor padded with faded pink and green mats. Some girls wear face masks to keep out dust coming up from the floor........