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

Afghanistan Is Starving, but the Taliban Can Only Govern Women’s Clothing | Portside

“They want to take away the air we breathe, too.” Mahbouba Seraj welcomes us to her office in Kabul’s Parwan-Seh neighborhood. On the small hill behind the building, a child is sifting through the garbage looking for plastic. He has a large black bag on his bicycle, already half full.

Source: Afghanistan Is Starving, but the Taliban Can Only Govern Women’s Clothing | Portside