Daily Caller: Afghanistan’s version of “Sesame Street” introduced a new Muppet aimed at teaching Afghan boys how important it is to respect girls.
The Muppet, a 6-year-old boy named Zeerak, joins his sister Zari to promote gender equality in education and life on the show “Sesame Garden,” the Associated Press reported Saturday.
“In a male-dominant country like Afghanistan, I think you have to do some lessons for the males to respect the females. So by bringing a male character to the show who respects a female character, you teach the Afghan men that you have to respect your sister the same way as you do your brother,” Massood Sanjer, the head of the channel that broadcasts the program, explained. read more