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The women of the YPJ - The Syrian Kurdish Women's Protection Units; Stories

Women rename themselves when they begin military training. Narin was a name she loved; Afrin is a reference to her Kurdish village."By picking a new name, you are separating yourself in every way from your old self and whatever that past may have held before you chose revolution," she says
"They accept that outside, we are playing an equal role. But at home, men still want the 'golden days'. We still need to liberate the home front - men now have to accept they share a burden in child-rearing and domestic life.

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