In Afghanistan, women now talk about their futures in the past tense. It’s been 11 months since the fall of Kabul, and the vanishing of women is nearly complete. The men who rule my country wield their control with a casual cruelty that can be breathtaking. At puberty, your education ends, your autonomy ends. Your future is a memory you never had a chance to make. We are the women of Afghanistan. And our futures are ours. To ignore these girls is to do the Taliban's job for them. I say, let them fear us. They remember who led the way in reviving Afghanistan after the demise of their first regime. By investing in the education of Afghan refugees, we work to make that
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