01/06/2014 by syrbal-labrys
There is occasionally a great outburst of “OMG, we can’t leave Afghanistan because the Taliban will make women’s lives hell again.” Ok, I get that, I do. I am a feminist of the very old type who doesn’t want to argue about whether penetrative sex is ALL rape even when one says “Hell, yeah!”
I want women paid the same as men, I want women free to determine their reproductive lives, I want women educated.
However, I’ve been around this block enough times to know that nobody, fucking NOBODY, can liberate someone who does not want to be liberated. So, sure, I feel for Afghani women and a large number of them want to be freed. But you know what? The only way to do that in that medieval shithole of a country would be to airlift every mother’s daughter of them OUT of the fucking country. A sort of Frank Herbert “White Plague” locally inflicted by aircraft, if you will. THAT might be the only thing that would make women valuable in that nasty little country.
Because when your big brother puts a bomb on your chest and sends you to the local cop shop to go “Boom!” — it is time to call it quits with the usual methods.