News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Four out of Five Men Agree that there is no War on Women

The Taliban is giving Y’all Qaeda some ideas:

The decision to ban women from public and private universities came following a meeting of Taliban leadership and represented the latest move by the country’s religious rulers to roll back women’s rights and flout international demands that human rights be respected. The ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the status of primary education for Afghan girls.

“All I see ahead of us is a dark future that is getting closer and closer every day,” said a history student at Kabul’s Education University who, like others interviewed for this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

The 20-year-old history student said she hopes the Taliban would reconsider the ban before most public university students return from winter break next year, but she worries the move is a sign that the Taliban movement will treat women the same way it did when it last controlled most of Afghanistan in the 1990s.

At that time, women were barred from education at all levels, forced to conform to a strict dress code in public, banned from working and were not allowed to leave their homes without a male guardian. When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last year after the U.S. withdrawal, many believed the group would rule with more leniency, but Taliban policies on the rights of women, free speech and other human rights have only become increasingly strict over the past year.

The article says that women teachers and girls were being turned away from primary schools this morning.

We turn now to the W$J:

The Taliban banned girls from attending primary school, effectively instituting a total ban on the education of girls and women and dealing one of the most dramatic blows yet to women’s freedoms since seizing power last year.

Wednesday’s announcement came a day after the Taliban government closed universities to women and further restricts opportunities for Afghan girls and women, who have been pushed out of public and professional life since the hard-line movement took power.

Women now need a male guardian to travel more than 48 miles, or to undertake basic tasks such as entering government buildings, seeing a doctor or taking a taxi. They are banned from nearly all jobs, except medical professions and, until Wednesday, teaching. Women also can no longer visit public parks.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that this is a human rights tragedy. It is true to say that control is the end game of all theocracies. It always starts with the oppression of women.

American women are already on Y’all Qaeda’s list. the Fundies have already secured a significant “win” with overturning Roe and don’t think for a moment that they are done. Sometime in our lifetimes they will openly go after Title IX. It’s the pattern.

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3 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. gruaud says:

    Institutionalized misogyny is a feature for them, not a bug.

    The authoritarian personality will forever baffle me.

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  2. HarpoSnarx says:

    Pedos in the Republican ranks will be delighted.

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