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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 02:46 PM
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2. From what I read about the psychology behind the Taliban
they recruited orphan boys, of which there was a plentiful supply after years of war, and raised them in an all-male environment with harsh military discipline. Eventually faced with masses of horny teenagers, they did what the monks of medieval Europe did when faced with the masses of horny teenagers who had been placed in the monastery as unwanted children--they demonized women as evil creatures of the devil who tempted men away from their true missions in life.

Raised with no significant influence from mothers or sisters, the young Taliban recruits grew up to be hardcore mysoginists, but the heterosexual majority were still attracted to women, and therefore had to keep fighting their own inclinations. Hence the insistence that women be confined to the home or covered from head to toe.
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