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Prostitutes Under the Taliban Rule

Updated on November 10, 2012
A girl prostitute
A girl prostitute

There are so many hypocritical positions under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Most of them are under the banner of "Islam" in the extreme. The Taliban is a men's organization who basically hate women in a perverse way and use the veil of religion to legitimize their actions against females. Yet, despite this, prostitutes in Kabul while they were in rule was flourishing to around 6000 female and 4000 male. When the Taliban rulers and others need to have their sexual desires serviced, they simply threatened or beat them into providing a repository for them. If that did not work, they would rob you. Unlike in western countries, where a prostitute is scantily dressed to invoke a man's desire for a price, in Kabul, the women still are a "blue blob" in essence and dressed in the all covering blue burqa. Some of the prostitutes try a novel idea, that is , getting a condom on the man's penis. Some of them understand the STD and AIDs issues within the sex trade, but using a condom is relatively new in this backward country. AIDs in Afghanistan is not common, but hepatitis C is.

Today, prostitutes are the educators and distribute 9000 condoms a month to other sex workers and customers along with an illustrated brochure with instructions. Once every three months, the sex workers are tested for HIV and other STDs by doctors secretly. They are worried that Taliban would slit their throats if they found out. The Taliban play both sides, they want and need sex workers for their own personal relief and when they ruled in Kabul would also execute them in a public ceremony. Sort of like a black widow spider after the male\female mate. Yet, not all prostitutes were killed. Many women in Kabul remain sex workers that started in 2001, when the Taliban ruled. I guess if they were good, the Taliban spared them. Makes sense. Male prostitutes in the city earn $100 a night and have many clients.

Kabul's prostitutes are usually found near or in their beauty parlors and like in other places, is a hidden world. Keep in mind, even without any Taliban rule, this society will kill a woman for such dishonorable acts or just premarital sex between lovers. Adulterers are also stoned and segregation between a man and woman is strictly enforced. If a prostitute is caught by the police, they often get a six month sentence while the client goes free and onto the next one. So, the woman is punished and the man is free.

Welcome to insanity.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      The topic of this hub is all about a deplorable situation in Kabul. That is all.

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      Deforest 4 years ago from USA

      I NEVER veer, I only look for the causality. As an antagonist, you are the leader. With you the US is innocent of all wrongdoings, even though I am closer to the truth than you are.

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      Sue 4 years ago

      @perrya

      Thanks. I started to respond earlier, but then I realized that he is probably a little paranoid man with aluminum foil on his head to block government mind control.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      Max is always the antagonist, it is his MO. he tends to veer off the hub topic and relates it to other things. To say the CIA is responsible for radical islam is his way of blaming everything on the US in one way or another. Take it with a grain of salt.

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      Deforest 4 years ago from USA

      I'm losing it. My question was : now, what really interests me is in what way are you not retarded considering what I precedently wrote?

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      Deforest 4 years ago from USA

      Am I retarded? Here is a good question! If I answer no. Will you believe me? No. Since you asked the question, the assertion is implied if I refer to your answer. I guess if I answer yes, you will be satisfied. The problem is that I am not here to satisfy you therefore I have to answer no to your great displeasure. Now, what really interests me is in what way are you not considering what I precedently wrote?

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      Sue 4 years ago

      @maxoxam41

      Are you retarded?

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      Deforest 4 years ago from USA

      In Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and soon Iran, the US sponsored mercenaries to develop violence in their own countries. Radical islam is the favorite branch of the CIA when it comes to fundings and military supports. Let me remind you, because it seems necessary, that Afghanistan before our arrival was not led by ignorant salafists who deshonored women and children.

      As for our own backyard, we are as much at fault for our rampant prostitution, pornography and pedophilia, but to their contrary, we are not cavemen or are we?