Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Things to think about from Pakistan

Here are some things I have been thinking about that don't lend themselves to blogging...IMHO at least...

I wonder what it is like to work and live in a religious culture like Pakistan. None of the people I met with and worked with seem very religious...but religion is obviously a huge part of this country, in all aspects.

At first women being covered seemed odd and out of place. Now it seems very normal, after only 4 days. In Islamabad, the women all wear pants and many wear traditional clothes and cover their heads. In the country, all women i saw were covered, most in what appeared to be sheets of interesting colors. But, some were wearing a burqa. I wonder how/if men think about women differently when all they can see is their face or head/shoulders.

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