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The lights are turned off for women in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have crushed the dreams of a generation of women. Women banned from attending universities, on top of earlier decrees banning girls from middle school and high school. Many educated Afghans who had remained after U.S. withdrawal are now likely to flee. Frida Ghitis: Hard-liners among the Taliban have triumphed over more moderate voices and factions. She says Afghan women have periodically staged protests; this feels like a point of no return. U.S. and allies should make no mistake: The Taliban regime is sticking to an old, primitive approach to women.