TITLE

Feminism, the Taliban, and Politics of Counter-Insurgency

AUTHOR(S)
Hirschkind, Charles; Mahmood, Saba
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Anthropological Quarterly;Spring2002, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p339
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the campaign against the Taliban's brutal treatment of Afghan women launched by the group Feminist Majority. The restrictions on women imposed by Taliban are considered atrocious by all section of the U.S. They had forbidden women from working, studying and even going out of their home without a close male relative. Public beating and flogging are the punishments for not obeying the edicts of Taliban. The campaign has helped the U.S. administrations to portray Taliban as an enemy that must be crushed.
ACCESSION #
6654230

 

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