MSNBC anchor Joy Reid compared the Taliban’s repressive takeover of women’s rights in Afghanistan to the religious right in America.
On Saturday, BBC News anchor and correspondent Yalda Hakim tweeted that women in Afghanistan were being turned away from school and work as the Taliban overtook much of the country. In particular, female students in Herat were being told not to enter university grounds.
“Women in Herat, now under Taliban control are telling me when they tried to enter the grounds of their University today they were told to go home,” Hakim tweeted. “Women working in offices also turned away. Schools have been shut down. 60 percent of University students in Herat were women.”
Reid responded to Hakim’s tweet by comparing the Taliban’s treatment of women to the religious right in America. Reid claimed that the far-right in America dreams of a “theocracy” that would force women to leave their jobs and rear children. Per her usual tactics, Reid compared the takeover in Afghanistan to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”