Mona Eltahawy on the status of Afghan women

Mona Eltahawy on the status of Afghan women

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When Taliban gunmen shot dead prominent women’s rights activist Sitara
Achakzai in Kandahar on Sunday, they had nothing to hide. It was broad
daylight after all.

To further underline that bloody message of hatred for women, a Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the murder.

Clearly,
misogyny has married impunity and the Taliban — ousted from power in
2001 — are, once more, terrorizing the women of their country.

Both women were Muslim and knew the violence had nothing to do with
religion, but was just plain old misogyny. Kakar used to protect abused
wives by physically beating their husbands.

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