School text­book shames women for smok­ing

The New Indian Express - - WORLD -

An of­fi­cial school text­book that en­cour­ages stu­dents to dis­par­age women who smoke and wear re­veal­ing clothes sparked crit­i­cism in Kyr­gyzs­tan on Thurs­day. The text­book fea­tures a young woman, Gu­layim. She is de­picted smok­ing a cig­a­rette and dis­play­ing a pierced belly­but­ton. A poem in the text­book says she walks around “provoca­tively” in front of men.

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