A slow pace for women in Afghanistan

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July 5, 2011
Boston Globe
by HDS Greenway  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"When Afghanistan was ruled by the Taliban, there was no issue that galvanized Americans against the group more than its treatment of women. Yet, in the last 100 years there is no issue that has riled Afghans more than when changes in the traditional role of women are introduced by reformers or foreigners. When the Taliban first took power, the United States supported it for bringing stability out of chaos. But by 1997 America was turning against the Taliban, 'driven by the effective campaign of American feminists,' according to Ahmed Rashid who wrote the book, Taliban." (07/05/11)


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