Thursday, July 2, 2015

20 Stunning Images Show India's "Kingdom of Girls," Where Girls Really Do Run the World

20 Stunning Images Show India's "Kingdom of Girls," Where Girls Really Do Run the World: "Families in Khasi culture are matrilineal: Children take their mother's last name, the youngest daughter in the family gets the inheritance and men move into their mother-in-law's home after marriage.

"To disrespect a woman here is to harm society," said Karolin Kl├╝ppel, a Berlin-based photographer whose latest series focuses on Khasi girls and young women, in an interview with Mic.

The result is a society where girls seem instilled with a remarkable sense of self-confidence from birth. Perhaps the rest of the world should take note.

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