This expectation of social compliance loosens as people gain adult independence.However, even at a mature age, an Afghan is expected to respect their parents’ wishes and take advice from those older than them.Mixing of males and females only really occurs within families or closely-knit village communities.In professional or educational contexts where both males and females may be employed or taught, people are cautious to maintain a physical distance from the other gender.
a man shearing the wool off a sheep and the woman spinning it).
The eldest male and female delegate all tasks pertaining to each of their genders.
Men carry the economic burden of the family and often have to single-handedly support the entire household.
This supports the cultural idea that parents are to be revered for their wisdom and mothers should be greatly admired.
Household dynamics are also definitively patriarchal with authority vested with the eldest males.