Never Ending Nightmare
Wandering through the well-lit halls of our schools, we, the students often complain about
the inhumane weight of our book bags, the two hundred sit-ups completed in physical
education or the oncoming doom of deadlines. Rarely do we stop to consider, that we,
as part of the female population are extremely fortunate to be allowed to receive any kind
of education at all, which spans beyond the basic ABC's. Unlike us, Afghan women and girls
of all ages are denied the basic right of attending school after the age of eight and are
banned from enrolling in universities.
This introduction was
written by a tenth grade student named Vera who is from Cleveland, Ohio. It is
used by permission from her. The complete essay can be read online at teenlit.com.