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My groups final project was the Oppression of Muslim Women This topic did not start out as holding a special place in my heart or as something that meant a lot to me To tell the truth the topic to me just sounded like a good cause that our group could find a lot of information about So I agreed to the topic However through the progress of my research and personal reflection I learned that the Oppression of Muslim women thousands of miles across the ocean did affect me personally because I too am a woman an oppressed woman that does not even realize it Afghanistan is a poor struggling and slowly developing country People there try to make ends meet and survive to the best of their ability In rural areas people do not care about rights especially those of women because they instead are too worried about not being able to feed their children In the large cities such as Kabul awareness of the oppression of women is increased but the forces behind eliminating the oppression of women is limited The Taliban took over power and sought to make women not just obedient but nonexistent and it succeeded For the past five years women were viewed as not just as submissive but were made to be invisible Taliban Rules were placed upon everyone but especially upon women who were forbidden from Speaking or laughing loudly Riding bicycles or motorcycles Showing their ankles Wearing shows that click or make up Leaving home unaccompanied by a close male relative Attending school Speaking to men who are not close relatives Working with the exception of a few doctors and nurses Rules such as those listed fulfilled their purpose of making women seem invisible to Afghanistan On top of everything else women were not allowed to be seen in general When in public women had to wear a heavy burka which covered
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