A new article from Ali – insightful and powerful, as always. I recall a BBC documentary in which soldiers were putting their lives at risk in an area of Afghanistan largely controlled by the Taliban. Female ‘soldiers’ were being transported to villages to teach Afghani women and girls about the evils of the ‘patriarchy’. Occasionally they were in firefights with the Taliban. One female ‘soldier’ was asked what she did during the firefights. She cheerfully retorted, ‘I hit the deck and let the boys sort things out!’ We can be sure these female soldiers were on the same salaries as the men who were risking their lives to protect them whilst they spread their poisonous feminist ideology. Meanwhile their sons and brothers, some as young as 12, members of the supposed ‘oppressor class’, were in the fields armed with rifles in a desperate effort to protect their villages from Taliban raids.