Galpin, Shannon. "A Talisman for the Women Around the World." The Huffington Post. 6 March 2011. Web.
The author, president of a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in Afghanistan, is writing with the purpose of raising awareness for her organization’s most recent fundraiser. The organization, called Mountain2Mountain, is selling talismans which feature inspirational quotations and proverbs. The author speaks about the power of words and briefly touches on the plight of women in Afghanistan. Since I am writing about gender roles in Afghanistan, this article is a valuable first-hand source for the section of my paper which describes the current role of women. It is not very useful in terms of factual information, but Galpin’s emotional language and touching anecdotes will provide me with some excellent quotations as I write about how some women are currently struggling for equal rights.
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