A Woman Being Eliminated, On Barbarous Orders From the Virtue and Vice Police 

In one of their harshest moves since a purportedly more humane Taliban returned to power, a new edict mandates all Afghan women cover their faces with a full burqa if they dare to leave their now-prison-like homes; it also deputizes men in their lives to enforce the despotic rule. The head-to-toe sheathing is one of many new strictures – female TV journalists in masks, curbs on school, work, travel – by a hardline cabal in charge of “virtue” and “vice,” once the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. The goal, besieged women say, is to “erase a whole gender and generation…to make women disappear.”

Source: Further | A Woman Being Eliminated, On Barbarous Orders From the Virtue and Vice Police | Opinion

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