Again, women are being attacked with acid. But for going to school is not the real reason they were attacked. Just as virgins were supposedly thrown into volcanos to appease gods, just as "witches" were burned at the stake supposedly for consorting with the devil, so young women are attacked with acid supposedly for educating themselves. It's all bull. Virgins, witches, students are all attacked for the same reason - because they are beautiful. Notice that it is beauty - physical beauty - that is destroyed by acid, or burning, or volcanos for that matter. Beauty, the common thread, the objective representation of values, is the target. People trying to maintain a hold over the masses with fear, mysticism, and irrational dogmas lash out at young women like viscious children unable to tolerate a higher authority than their whims. They know that intelligence only makes a woman like Maya, who is attending university in Russia, more beautiful. They just don't want us to know that they know.