Flighty as the birds?
I am somewhat amused by photos like this. The composition and alignment in this case, taken by Reuters stringer Ahmad Masood, serves to highlight the abject subjugation of women in Afghanistan (and many other parts of the Islamic world). This, I am sure, was not his intent, but it's the result nonetheless.
The thing is, photos like this could easily be used in a campaign against the very real abuse of women present in these cultures, yet for some strange reason, they're not. Instead, we're told time and time again that these women, by being forced to cover themselves head to toe (with all of the resulting maladies that result from a lack of exposure to sunlight)—by their husbands and fathers, no less—is somehow their "choice."
Liberal feminists would be sickening if they weren't so daggum predictable.
Afghan women wait for their turn at a World Food Program (WFP) distribution centre in Kabul February 10, 2011. The Afghan government will issue a tender to purchase 200,000 tonnes of wheat on world markets within two months as the country prepares for a possible drought that could hit local grain output, the agriculture minister said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
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PS: While feminists haven't figured out that this male-dominated tradition is abusive to women, there are plenty of other things that they have repeatedly decried. Here are some of my favorites: Regular sex, (Non-islamic) religion, conservative politicians (Bill Clinton gets infinite passes), dangerous commments, and finally, everything in the world about Rush Limbaugh.
Seeing how silent these buffons are when it comes to sexism committed by "protected" groups, how can one not sit back and laugh?