Let us not leave them alone

Women's freedom was the banner of the 'liberators' and is the very first target of the Taliban who have taken back Afghanistan. Let us unite to ask our governments for welcome and humanitarian corridors for women and girls. There is no "us" and "them". We all pay the price for the deeds of foolish men.
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Women's freedom had been the banner of the Western 'liberators'. And women's freedom is the very first target of the Taliban restoration in Afghanistan.

No more school, the teachers' heartbreaking farewell to their pupils, away from work - places are only for men -, recluses again, the obligation to have a male guardian always at their side, the young girls without husbands and the widows sacrificed to the needs of the warriors, the prison of veils and burkas fished out of trunks.

Every sign of female freedom, even the advertising posters, in these hours is being meticulously erased by the old-new masters of the countrywelcomed as liberators from the yoke of the West, as they swiftly advanced towards Kabul, without encountering any resistance, to re-found the 'European Union'.Islamic Emirate.

Non lasciamole sole, non lasciamoci sole

From the very beginning, women's bodies have been pawns, targets and playing fields in a game between men: torturers, jihadists, soldiers, 'liberators', democracy peddlers, businessmen, corrupt, cowardly fugitives, traitors.

The consequences of what the media nowadays call the "debacle of the West" and the new Vietnam are currently incalculable. But there is no need for any calculation to know what will happen to Afghan women: we are already seeing it, we have already seen it for centuries to come, the flesh of all of us bears the signs, from mother to daughter, violence and oppression.

There is no us and them. What is happening to them - being erased, disappearing - can also happen to us. Their struggle, their resistance is also ours.

The men's game has been and continues to be a failure, and not only in Afghanistan. All their games are ending badly. And we women, everywhere in the world, are the first to pay the price for the deeds of foolish men.

We must unite and activate our international networks to demand with one voice to the governments of our countries to arrange reception and to organise humanitarian corridors for women and girls. (at the Kabul airport, only men are seen trying to escape).

We must not leave Afghan women and girls alone because we must not leave ourselves alone.

Let's not leave them alone.

Marina Terragni


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