So what are these rules for women he's talking about?

  1. Don't sleep around or else you're a slut.
  2. But don't turn men down because then you're a bitch.

  3. If you take a nude photo of yourself and someone else shares it without your permission, you can't get angry because you were basically asking for it to be shared.
  4. Especially if you're famous, because everyone knows when you're famous you sign a contract that means you have no right to privacy.
  5. If you want to feel safe in public, you have to dress a certain way. You know what that means.

  6. If you don't want to be harassed, just smile at men when they tell you to.
  7. But if you do get harassed, it's probably because you either did or didn't smile at him.
  8. If you didn't smile, you're a bitch and were asking to be harassed. You should've smiled.
  9. But if you do smile, it's an invitation for harassment continued conversation, why didn't you just ignore him?
  10. And, yes, all of this is still true even if you're just trying to get to work.

It's just so hard to keep all these rules in order!


















In summary:

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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