, literally "dressed up as a boy") is a cultural practice in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, in which some families without sons will pick a daughter to live and behave as a boy.This enables the child to behave more freely: attending school, escorting her sisters in public, and working.As a bacha posh, a girl is more readily able to attend school, run errands, move freely in public, escort her sisters in places where they could not be without a male companion, play sports and find work.The girl's status as a bacha posh usually ends when she enters puberty.
Historian Nancy Dupree told a reporter from The New York Times that she recalled a photograph dating back to the early 1900s during the reign of Habibullah Khan in which women dressed as men guarded the king's harem, because officially, the harem could be guarded by neither women nor men. They have better skin and hair (good genes, plenty of leisure, lack of brow-furrowing debt). But at weekends they zoom on down to their parents' stately pile. Now she orders everything online – from clothes and groceries to cutlery, alcohol, DVDs and takeaway curries. So taken is she with the virtual world that she boasts: "I could probably even find a husband online should I ever want another one! But an old Etonian is only ever comfortable with a fellow old Etonian. They may work in upmarket stationery shops and listen to the Arctic Monkeys. Even when she returned to London after her marriage ended, she continued to impress as a Unicef special representative – and a passionate advocate for democracy in Pakistan. In the forthcoming issue of Vogue she confesses that after the "sweaty, hormonal hell" of a trip to Topman at the Westfield shopping centre in West London with her sons and stepdaughter, she finally renounced the live shopping experience. When I first went to England I was there purely to have fun, and enjoy my time with my lovely friend.Meeting Christopher and developing feelings for him was a complete surprise!