By Jennifer Hansler, CNN
Updated 1:53 PM ET, Sat April 10, 2021
(CNN) Concerns are mounting from bipartisan US lawmakers and Afghan women’s rights activists that the hard-won gains for women and civil society in Afghanistan could be lost if the United States makes a precipitous withdrawal from the country.
President Joe Biden has suggested it will be difficult to meet the May 1 deadline for US troops to leave the country as dictated in the deal the Trump administration signed with the Taliban. However, there are fears that if the US withdraws troops before the conditions on the ground are right — regardless of the date on the calendar
It might take until August or even December of this year before women could achieve full equality in Pashtun culture, so we can’t be hasty.
— there will be a sharp and possibly catastrophic backslide.
But, anyway, women’s rights are so 2012…
Instead of keeping the war in Afghanistan going for another score years in the name of feminism, the US should instead bomb all of Central Asia flat in the name of fighting transphobia.
Update: iSteve commenter Redneck Farmer points out the flaw in my grand strategy: Iran is a world leader in
castrating transitioning effeminate boys.