Day: April 7, 2008

What “Freedom” Brought to Afghanistan

It’s like a perfect storm of right-wing policies: The War on Drugs, women’s liberation by way of imperialism, and “freedom” at the barrel of a gun. Khalida’s father says she’s 9—or maybe 10. As much as Sayed Shah loves his…

Bread Riots in the Bread Basket

  (“Thowra,” which in Arabic literally means “revolution”) Hey All, I’m Fauzia and I guest blogged here at Feministe a while back. I initially wrote to Jill about this story as I thought she’d have some good commentary on the…