Kabul’s beauty salons are in for a hard time.
One more nooze story, and that’s it for the day. I can’t take any more.
Canada’s “Minister for Gender Equality”–oh, fer cryin’ out loud–who enjoys a salary of over a quarter of a million dollars a year, recently referred to the Taliban as “our brothers” (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/canadas-gender-minister-calling-taliban-brothers-cultural-reference/). “Our brothers the Taliban,” were her exact words.
Well, people in the real world didn’t think too much of that. So she hastened to add, “The reference to brothers is a cultural reference, of course–” oh, okay!–“we do not support the Taliban.” Is a “cultural reference” some kind of entitlement to say nice things about bad people?
She went on to babble about how the Taliban had better be nice from now on and give an equal voice to women and minorities in Afghanistan. Does she have a different Afghanistan in mind, on some other planet?
Afghanistan has resisted modernization and westernization ever since Alexander the Great marched through it. They are not interested in becoming a central Asian Canada. They are not going to appoint their own Minister for Gender Equality anytime soon. These are not the kind of folks you are likely to encounter sipping banana daiquiris in the old faculty lounge.
But I guess when you’re pulling down a quarter mill for being a Minister for Gender Equality, you’ve gotta say something. You don’t want the plebs wondering why you’re in the government at all.