It also minimizes child sexual abuse by inferring that it is a behavior that is the result of an attraction, rather than a conscious choice to be sexual with a child.
In Afghanistan, as part of an illegal but traditional practice, men recruit young boys, luring them with gifts and money with the intention of having sex with them.
These customs carry on to this day, according to Mohammed, at rural weddings where dancer-boys entertain male crowds, wearing anklets that make music as they move.
Lets just put an end to this.
Well, even so, I will share my opinion with you about this place.
All these works, and others, however, were compiled by straights who wavered between curiosity and repulsion at the phenomena they discussed.
We were slipping from the Kabul I recognized into places where electricity no longer worked.
The article is about the centuries old tradition of men having sex with young men or young boys, not about sexual attraction! Breshnev-era images of tanks rolling over mountains and the brave Afghans defending their homeland on horseback have stayed with me my whole life.