'I pretend to be a man so I can work'
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The woman who dresses 'like a boy' to work as a barber.

Neha Sharma says in order to work as a barber in the Kushinagar region of India’s Uttar Pradesh state, she must look 'like a boy'. She says by dressing differently and cutting her hair, she is more accepted and is not harassed.

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  • 17 Mar 2019