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Hiding behind the Skirts of Women, Again

Posted by Guest -

Wed, Aug 4, 2010

Afghanistan

On Tuesday, TIME Magazine’s cover presented a photo of an Afghan girl mutilated by the Taliban with the title “What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan.” An abbreviated version of the article appears online: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2007238,00.html. Today, excellent rebuttals appeared in The Guardian and on feministing.com. An except from The Guardian piece:

“The mutilated Afghan woman ultimately fills a symbolic void where there should be ideas for real change. The truth is that the US and allied regimes do not have anything substantial to offer Afghanistan beyond feeding the gargantuan war machine they have unleashed.”

Read the full texts:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/03/burkas-bikinis-reality-afghan-lives

http://feministing.com/2010/07/30/on-times-courageous-cover/

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  • Shelby

    I really think that this is a bad world cultural issue! I think that women should be allowed to wear what ever length skirts they choose, with out being killed or assualted for doing so.

  • Julie H. Parish

    I am wearing the dress not the man and this is not his issue anyway.

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