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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:59 PM

The Canvas Prison: the horrifying plight of Afghan women. Caution: There are brutal scenes.



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Reply The Canvas Prison: the horrifying plight of Afghan women. Caution: There are brutal scenes. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 OP
PDJane Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #4
polly7 Dec 2012 #2
Lionel Mandrake Dec 2012 #3
meti57b Dec 2012 #5

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:24 PM

1. It is unlikely to change, because men have too much to lose.

Men are the ones who hold on to this system. Men are the ones who try to move back to a religious system where women are second class citizens, because they are the ones who benefit the most.

In a land with few resources, it's counter-productive to keep women uneducated; educating women, not men, is the fastest way to improve the standard of living (yes, there's been studies to prove it.) It's a self-perpetuating downward spiral.

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Response to PDJane (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:01 PM

4. You are absolutely right, on all counts.

And there are men in this country who would love to see something similar happen to women here.

I don't know how we can change this situation, or if we even can.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:25 PM

2. Horrifying and beyond sad. Thanks for this CP. nt.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:29 PM

3. These women are not being treated as second-class citizens.

They are being treated as slaves. They have no rights at all.

And we are seeking to cooperate with the Taliban, who are the main proponents of this horrible system.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:16 PM

5. Often when it is women as a group who are oppressed in their own nation, .......

there doesn't seem to have been much concern in the past, by the "developed" nations of the world.

This article, and the news of the brutal attack on the woman in India, and status of women in general, in India .... are examples.

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