It shouldn’t surprise anyone, and don’t read if you value the will to live, but the invasion of Iraq has not liberated Iraqi women, and the invasion of Afghanistan has not liberated Afghan women.
It’s odd. It’s almost as if violent methods tend to produce violent results. But that can’t be true, because that would suggest that organisations which rely for their everyday functioning on the threat of violence, like the government or the police, would be making us overall less safe, not more.
And it’s almost as if the oppression of women weren’t the alien import of a specific brand of ideology, but a deeply-rooted facet of all cultures and societies. But that can’t be true, because that would suggest that an almost unthinkably thorough-going social transformation remains necessary.
Also, respect to the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afganistan.