America's departure felt as Taliban drag Afghan women into darkness
On Saturday, the Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice announced that Afghan women may no longer leave the house if their faces are not fully covered with a burqa. If a woman appears the district by ha unveiled, increasingly strict punishments will be meted out on a woman's husband or male relative. These punishments include jail time, loss of employment, and unspecified further measures.
Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada said the order is meant to ensure Afghan women "live with dignity and safety." Of course, the Taliban pose the greater threat to women’s safety and dignity by publicly beating , threatening, and raping women and jailing female protesters who dare speak out against their misogyny.