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Afghan women note Taliban shift after Doha talks

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a joint statement that called for assuring women's rights "within the Islamic framework of Islamic values."

So, as you were then.

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And now that it looks like there is going to be a peace deal, suddenly we get some positive news about the Taliban that makes it seem like through shooting up the country and murdering countless innocent women and children with bombs and missiles, that all that blood made it worth the effort. Those dead women may be dead, but at least they and their dead little girl won't have to wear a full burqa now maybe. (eye roll emoji)

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Many Afghan women in the government suffering from sexual abuse. The war was suppose to change the situation for Afghan women.

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Lol, that photo above makes them look swag walking in a Hollywood movie

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Always and ever, where religion is ascendant and those soaked with the dogma rule, women are treated as chattel, or worse.

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In a meeting earlier this week in Qatar, the Islamist militants sat down with Afghan representatives and issued a joint statement that called for assuring women's rights "within the Islamic framework of Islamic values."

Those poor women. They will remain stuck in the last millennium,

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within the Islamic framework of Islamic values."

I don't know whether that's funny or pathetic.

Negotiations with medieval minded barbarians will lead to nothing.

Stopping them by targeting countries which support them is the only way forward.

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CrazyJoe No man ever needed religion to oppress a woman, or want to. Women do a bang up job promoting their own oppression if you ask me and yet religion has worked in their favor quite a lot. I am not religious but I think religion gets a bum rap and has just become a convenient scape goat for common ills in society. "Peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered."

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CrazyJoe No man ever needed religion to oppress a woman, or want to.

Yes, but the justification to oppress women and treat them as inferiors is in the ‘holy’ texts and is still used today.

Ask the Taliban or any other theocrats if these ‘holy’ texts are irrelevant to how they treat women. Ask them about treatment of gays, adulterers, blasphemers and apostates while you are at it.

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Afghan government sex scandal

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48882226

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religion gets a bum rap and has just become a convenient scape goat for common ills in society.

Because religion is a bunch of people pretending they know what happens after we die, and telling us how to live, based on those claims. Societies as a result have a whack of weird followings and custom that cause real problems for real people, based on false claims.

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Not sure what relevance this story has towards Japan, but I've qualified Japanese women described their working circumstances within the professions or corporations in Japan as "like living under the Taliban" re women's rights.

@CrazyJoe

Yeah, and instead they can come to the US where every other teenage girl has turned into a porno star. Perhaps there is a middle ground to be found.

If the super powers had left Afganisthan alone to evolve nature, and not perpetually bombed the crap out of it for decades, these hardliners would have never been in power.

It's worth remember who funded, armed and trained them.

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Ideally I'd make sure the Afghani women are well trained and supported before having the US withdraw. Arm and support the women to protect themselves from those fanatically religious male zealots. A female army would eat the Taliban alive because they wouldn't expect it and are incapable of thinking outside of their male domineering boxes.

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We know whats coming in Afghanistan. Its very unfortunate but was never going to be any different. leave them to it.

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