The Unlikely Life of Afghanistan's First Female Taxi Driver
March 2, 2015 5:11 PM   Subscribe

"The Unlikely Life of Afghanistan's First Female Taxi Driver" profiles Sara Bayahi, believed to currently be Afghanistan's only female taxi driver. That may not be the case for long, though, as she is teaching other women to drive in defiance of cultural taboos.
posted by Stacey (9 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I fear she is not long for this world, but then, neither were a lot of other civil rights leaders. Thanks for the post.
posted by harrietthespy at 5:38 PM on March 2, 2015

She is a huge bad-ass and I hope she persists and survives and thrives.
posted by gingerest at 6:12 PM on March 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

All that, and she keeps bees too. What a gritty and wise lady.
posted by averysmallcat at 6:59 PM on March 2, 2015

Related: Afghanistan's only female warlord.
posted by pravit at 7:24 PM on March 2, 2015

A reminder that, in terms of women's rights, Afghanistan used to be way more liberal than it is now.
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles at 8:12 PM on March 2, 2015 [3 favorites]

Indeed. And that ended because of western support of the mujaheddin against the PDPA government
posted by iotic at 12:11 AM on March 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

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