From the article:
Kandahar government spokesman Parwaz Ayoubi… called the attackers “enemies of education.”
NIce downplay by ole Parwaz there. Enemies of education? More like enemies of women seeking education, and to make it easier for the “enemies” to spot their targets:
... schoolgirls in Kandahar can be recognized by their uniform of black pants, white shirt, black coat and head scarf.
If the gov. in Kandahar honestly wanted to do something about troglodytic thugs like this that always seem to get away, they would put an end to the segregation of the sexes in classrooms.
Sander: Besides all that I wonder about the origins of the blatant misogyny and outright hatred towards women and girls in Islamic societies.
Methinks you know Sander, what the origins of this blatant misogyny are, and not just in islamic societies; vestiges of misogyny are alive and well in so-called free societies as well. The effects of the Big Three’s ancient texts and teachings helped to create the monster with their scripturally dogmatic assertions that “woman” is the lesser/the weaker of god’s creations.
Just a thought, but maybe ancient men inscribed their insipid notions of women in order to maintain a false sense of superiority over that which they feared the most: women. (Because women are pretty scary you know. We bleed once a month and don’t die and we bring forth offspring… it appears that women are the creators of life. That must have been a hard pill for ancient hebrew men, the inventors of this monogod, to swallow. SO what do they do? Flex their mighty muscles and flap their lips declaring god, an almighty man, the ultimate creator who made women as an afterthought, to serve at the pleasure of his finest creation, the male image of himself, man.
How often have we seen the brutal philosophy of oppress that which you fear the most play out in history?
S-man: Since the simplest explanation is usually the best, I think it has a lot to do with the separation of the sexes.
I think you’ve slapped the pancake on the head of the rabbit, mate. Segregating and separating the perceived other serves only to further misunderstanding and false impressions. The perpetrators of this crime against these young women were taught that it was good in allah’s eyes to malign, oppress, suppress, disenfranchise, disfigure, and disempower females.
I don’t think it’s not so much that they don’t understand women as it is that they believe that they do; and the islamic understanding is that women are to serve the pleasures of men and they need to be controlled because they “understand” that they are superior by the mere fact that they have external genitalia hanging between their legs. It seems to this individual of the “fairer sex” that misogyny is sexism gone awry.
Sander:Little boys ( the author included ) don’t understand girls at all and it takes a bit of school-yard piggy-tail pulling and playing doctor and all that to get a clue about how to interact with those mysterious females.
You have a point Sander, but females really aren’t that mysterious. Generally speaking, females simply want to be treated as subjects and not simply sex objects or a vessel for the male protuberance. And now for a sweeping generalization: It’s nothing that mutual respect and mutual appreciation of the similarities and minor differences between the sexes/genders can’t fix.
I wish we could fly all of the women out of Kandahar…