Afghanistan and Its Challenge to Feminism


  • Frieda Afary



This article examines Afghan women's resistance against the return to power of the Taliban since August 2021.  It also critically evaluates the different attitudes that global feminists have expressed about the plight of the Afghan people and the much needed solidarity with Afghan women.


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Author Biography

Frieda Afary

Frieda Afary is an Iranian American librarian and translator based in Los Angeles. She produces the blog, Iranian Progressives in Translation, and is the author of Socialist Feminism for the Twenty-First Century (London: Pluto Press, 2022). She is the producer of Iranian Progressives in Translation and Afary is also the Co-Chair of the PEN Translation Committee (2023-2024) which advocates on behalf of literary translators and works to foster a wider understanding of their art.

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