I watched this Frontline documentary on PBS and I just had to post this. I can't even describe how I felt other than mortification, sadness, and disgust. If you have not seen the documentary and have an hour to watch it, it is called "The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan". PBS's Frontline has posted their latest piece online, and it is both fascinating and horrifying. "The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan" exposes the horrific practice called Bacha Bazi, in which young Afghan boys are sold to warlords and powerful businessmen to be trained as dancers who perform for male audiences in women's clothing and are then used and traded for sex. The practice is sadly making a comeback in that country. Frontline writes: Under the guise of doing a documentary on similar practices in Europe, Quraishi gained the confidence of Dastager, a former mujahideen commander and wealthy businessman whose business interests include importing autos from the Far East. With Dastager as his guide, Quraishi takes viewers inside the world of bacha bazi, where prominent men compete to own and use the boys. "I go to every province to have happiness and pleasure with boys," says an Afghan man known as "The German," who acts as a bacha bazi pimp, supplying boys to the men. "Some boys are not good for dancing, and they will be used for other purposes. ... I mean for sodomy and other sexual activities." links: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/22/dancing-boys-of-afghanist_n_548428.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dancingboys/view/ I needed a shower after watching this documetary... I felt dirty and the sad thing is.. I still feel dirty. To the mods: this is the first thread I've started and I wasn't sure of exactly where to put it so if it needs to be moved please move it.