Women Enslaved by Islamic Reaction
Taliban: Bitter Fruit of U.S. Imperialism's Anti-Soviet War
Publisher: Workers Vanguard
Date Written: 13/04/2001
Year Published: 2001
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX9369
There is nothing progressive or "anti-imperialist" about being shrouded in the veil. Nor is it, as some liberals would maintain, a quaint cultural attribute. You wouldn't think you would have to be a communist to see that wrapping a woman in a veil and secluding her in the home is a hideous oppression crying out to be wiped from the face of the earth. The veil is a physical symbol of the submission of women to men and the imposed affirmation of their inferior status.