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Muslim Women Under The Taliban Control

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Lastly, te paper also aims to discover the reasons behind the notorious treatment of women under the Taliban regime. Mslim women are required to wear Burca, atraditional dress covering the entire body except for a small screen to see out in public. Te Taliban has a system of gender apartheid and segregation. Tis was enforced because according to some Taliban spokesman, te face of a woman is a source of corruption. Wmen are not allowed to wear high heeled shoes, csmetics and nail varnish. I fact, mn are not allowed to hear their footsteps (Skaine 125-126; Gadstone 36; Dpree 2001).

I addition, tere are other prohibitions imposed such as that their voice must not be heard in public, potographs and movies are banned by public display, teir appearances in balcony are forbidden and they should not be visible from the street (Hatch 345-350; Mrtin 2004). A the age of eight, Mslim girls are expected to work and not be educated (Dupree 2001). Mslim women were educated in isolation because if they caught outside, tey will be executed. Tere one instance in Kabul, wen Muslim women were severely maltreated when caught in fault.

Wen seen walking in street alone, se was beaten by Taliban army 145-146). Tey were also forced to blacken their homes so as to shun them away from the public’s eye (Dupree 2002; Saine 125; Gadstone 35). Lstly, teir employment is limited to being primary school teachers as the students are only females (Mehta 95). Te end of the Taliban marked the era that pushes for the education of girls. Snce 1998, grls over the of eight have been prohibited from attending school.

T the Taliban, dminating women means manhood. Bcause of lack of education, te Taliban associates war with workmanhood (Gladstone 35). Teir rules were also imposed only by them and some was not based on Islam law. Tey have strict implementation of their imposed rules which somehow manifests their treatment to Muslim women (Mehta 95 Skaine 125-127). Tey have worst rules and imposed obedience to them. I most cases, Tliban rules are harsh and inhuman. Teir restrictions on the freedom of Muslim created difficulty to those who cannot follow even though they have valid excuse (Hatch 346; Mhta 96) For example, tose who cannot afford burca because of financial restraints faces punishment.

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