From this story, we learn that Afghani women set themselves on fire to escape domestic abuse. What interests me is the point of such a story. Is it because we "invested" in Afghani women so we need to report on their situation every now and then? In this case, what would our conclusion be? Perhaps that although we tried hard to help these women, and despite the "improvements" that resulted, these people are incurable and beyond the pail.
Or maybe I'm missing something?
Afghani society is patriarchal and has been torn by war for decades now. War does not improve women's situation. Any idiot knows that, right?