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Women Banned from Campus of Kabul University by New Chancellor

Women Banned from Campus of Kabul University by New Chancellor

“As long as a real Islamic environment is not provided for all, women will not be allowed to come to universities or work.”

American feminists have been curiously quiet about this. Isn’t this the real patriarchy?

Axios reports:

New Taliban-appointed chancellor bans women from Kabul University

The Taliban-appointed new chancellor of Kabul University announced Monday that women are now barred from teaching or studying at the institution.

Why it matters: It’s the latest encroachment on women’s rights in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power last month — despite the interim all-male government’s assurances that it’d be more inclusive than when it last ruled in 1996-2001.

  • Under the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Muslim law, women and girls back then were banned from education and work. And women were only allowed out in public if accompanied by a male family member. Many were punished if they disobeyed.

What they’re saying: “I give you my words as chancellor of Kabul University,” tweeted new Kabul University chancellor Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat. “As long as a real Islamic environment is not provided for all, women will not be allowed to come to universities or work. Islam first.”

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Many prominent politicians have left elective politics to lead institutions of higher education. Can Legal Insurrection readers name anyone they would like to see retire and take up the leadership of the Kabul University or the American University of Afghanistan?

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