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After Biden Abandons Afghan Women, His ‘Women’s Rights’ Rhetoric Rings Hollow

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14.09.2021

In a bold act of defiance against the Taliban, hundreds of Afghan women took to the streets of Kabul last Tuesday morning, demanding that the Taliban respect their rights. In response, Taliban fighters beat them with sticks and rifles.

Validating the fears of Afghan women’s rights activists, the Taliban are showing their true colors after initially reassuring the world they would respect human rights.

This is happening as President Joe Biden denounces the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to leave a Texas pro-life law in place while he touts his own concern for women’s rights. Texas’ Heartbeat Act protects an unborn child from abortion after a heartbeat is detected at about six weeks.

Biden said the situation in Texas is an example of why he created a Gender Policy Council “to be prepared to react to such assaults on women’s rights.”

Biden can pretend to care about women’s rights, but that’s rich coming from the president who just triggered the most significant women’s rights crisis of our time in Afghanistan.

In the 1990s, the Taliban regime notoriously oppressed women and girls. With Biden’s ineptly managed withdrawal and the Taliban’s sudden return, women have been sent back to the dark........

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