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Bombs won't liberate the Afghan women

Eight years have passed since Laura Bush declared that "because of our recent military gains, women are no longer imprisoned in their homes" in Afghanistan. For eight years, that claim has been a lie.
The fact is that life for women in Afghanistan has gotten worse since the Taliban were removed from power. Once they chafed under the slavish conditions the Taliban imposed on their daily lives. Today they suffer under the exact same conditions, this time under the rule of the regime of warlords put in place by the U.S.-led coalition. And in addition to this oppression, women in Afghanistan are forced to cope with war.

Some well-meaning Westerners believe that the U.S. military occupation of Afghanistan benefits Afghan women. But the truth is that American military escalation will not liberate the women of Afghanistan. Instead, it will bring only more war - the hardships of which are always suffered disproportionately by women.


Asked by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • No war we can bring to them will liberate ANY of THEIR people. You can't force your ideals on people and expect a certain outcome. Any real change will have to come from the people themselves. When they revolt, when THEY decide it is enough, then it will be

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:15 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Well, I think HILLARY CLINTON and MICHELLE OBAMA better get their butts over there and set things straight!!!

    Obviously Laura Bush was incapable and erasing generations of submissiveness in Afghan women, so let's deal in the PRESENT, and send in the powerful (former and current) First Ladies to fix things already!!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:43 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Didn't some ANONYMOUS poster (and even maybe another one who will remain nameless) say something to me about not citing your source was considered plagiarism?  Did we ever get a confirmation on that?  Cause if so, I would like to use my plagiarism 'card' on this one...  Or is it if one takes it from a liberal extremist blog than it is ok?  Just check'n.. gee thanks.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:47 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Also, OP... What is exactly the QUESTION you need ANSWERED in the Political QUESTION & ANSWER Section? :o)


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:52 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Seems to be some disagreement with your assessment because some advancements have been made, such as being allowed to go to school after marriage and some other simple things. Butyou have to remember they have not just the govt to overcome but the religious teachings. This type of behavior is dominant in the Muslim world. You can go to Youtube and other site and see stonings of women for punishment.


    Answer by Carpy at 10:56 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • grly, you goooo girl!! Here's the link the poster meant to attach, but disguised as HER words:

    This is a site named Environmentalist Against War, Stop the war against the planet and all its people.  LOL  So ya's think this isn't biased and totally reliable info?


    Answer by lifeasinoit at 11:11 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • im the OP and no i didnt disguise my words..the link just didnt become a hyper link here it is

    Are Afghan Women's Lives Worth Anything?


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Lori, tooo good. It doesn't matter what we do in Afghanistan. We are not able to change centuries of cultural standards, esp. concerning a man and his property. We can stab at it, we can shame them, we can poo-poo them, we can fight them, but its not going to change. Americans are the only people willing to follow like little ducklings, to do what other countries do.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 11:16 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • op--link? what didn't provide a link and the option doesn't exist when posting a question! lol
    you're just back-peddling now! too bad it's too late! good for you you remained anon!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Word, OP.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:34 AM on Jul. 11, 2009