School Girl Attacks
School Girl Attacks
Before the Taliban was removed from power, rarely did girls attend school. Today that has changed. It has caused some conflicts. Many see this change as being disrespectful. They fear that the girls seeking to get an education will become more self-dependent. That many of the girls will grow up to become less submissive. They will be able to maintain careers and compete with men in the workforce. Some will even seek out political position to bring about changes for women. As a result of trying to stop these changes from becoming a reality, some opponents of the change are taking extreme steps to stop the educating of girls. They feel that if they put fear in the parents, many will not allow their daughters to go to school. This could end of shutting down schools and pushing things back to the way they were when the Taliban was in power.
Women and girls are not allowed to have any political or economic role in society. They
are downgraded at home and treated as the responsibility to their parents, husbands, and
brothers. The girls were attacked because of their will to be educated and have a successful
It is based on old world traditions that some value the old way of life. Some are willing
to sacrifice the safety of others to carry a belief. The older believer for some is that women
should stay at home. By girls going to school it puts that belief in danger to accomplish equal
rights, to live independently, to make your own money, and drive cars without depending on a
man to provide it for them.
In addition, their beliefs were based on old world traditions that some value the old way
of life. Some are willing to sacrifice the safety of others to carry out what they believe is right.
Women and girls struggled under the Taliban control. The attack on the girls was brutal and
harsh, but it was not enough to stop them from going back to school to...
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