Five inquiries on the worth of an Afghan woman
1. Is it worth remembering when Laura Bush visited Afghanistan in 2005 to put ‘a female-friendly face on an unpopular pro-corporate agenda‘?
2. Is it worth considering the coincidence between the deployment of 5,000 NATO troops to Afghanistan (bombed, occupied, abandoned, repeat) and the so-called Afghan rape law which legalizes atomizing women to the lowest common life form?
2. Are Obama’s stated goals of ‘rooting out al-Qaeda’ and encouraging ‘respect of human rights [and] respect for women and respect for their freedom and integrity’ incompatible?
3. Do Afghan women have the condition of possibility to be represented as anything other than: victims of the US ‘war on terror,’ victims of fundamentalist Afghan men, victims of their own desperation?
4. Is the Iranian government rejoicing over the similarities between the so-called Afghan rape law that also ‘gives men preferential inheritance rights, easier access to divorce, and priority in court‘ and its own policies?
5. Why does the US actively support a government that has been called ‘worse than the Taliban‘?