Death threats shatter dreams of first female pilot
This article is about Niloofar Rahmani becoming Afghanistan's first female fixed-wing military pilot, but her dreams of being a pilot are shattered by constant threats by the Taliban and her extended family members. Her family lives in fear, and their comfortable middle-class life is gone because of her pursuit of being a female pilot.
In my opinion, she should have expected death threats from superstitious people. What can she expect from the overly gender bias and superstitious society that she is living in? However, since even her family members' lives are in danger, I hope she can stop what she is doing for the good of her family. It is unfair for her large family to be suffering because of her dreams to lead a better and free life. Gender equality would not happen in Afghanistan for the time being, and she should learn to deal with it if she really persist on living her dreams.
In Singapore, both females and males have the same amount of opportunities to shine in society. It may take a while for Afghanistan to adapt to the modern culture due to its religion's restriction, but I believe that it will soon modernise its culture and beliefs will change.