Feminism, the Taliban, and Politics of Counter-Insurgency

Hirschkind, Charles; Mahmood, Saba
April 2002
Anthropological Quarterly;Spring2002, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p339
Academic Journal
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.


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