Stella Parton Claims American Women ‘Treated Worse than Women in Afghanistan’
Country music star receives backlash for tweet
Singer Stella Parton, the sister of iconic country music star Dolly Parton, claims that American women are treated worse than the women in Afghanistan.
“Don’t you find it odd that women in America are being treated worse than women in Afghanistan?"
"We wasted 2 trillion dollars plus to go into Afghanistan to liberate their women and children? Something ain’t right here, folks.
"Are you catching on yet?”
I also find it odd that not one of the people I just blocked had one thing to say in defense of women right here at home and our damn rights. Not one. They were all males btw.— Stella Parton (@StellaParton) September 2, 2021
Here is what the State Department wrote in 2001 regarding the terror group's history with women during their brutal rule between 1996-2001:
Under Taliban rule, women were given only the most rudimentary access to health care and medical care, thereby endangering the health of women, and in turn, their families. In most hospitals, male physicians could only examine a female patient if she were fully clothed, ruling out the possibility of meaningful diagnosis and treatment. These Taliban regulations led to a lack of adequate medical care for women and contributed to increased suffering and higher mortality rates. …
In May 2001, the Taliban raided and temporarily closed a foreign-funded hospital in Kabul because male and female staff allegedly mixed in the dining room and operating wards. It is significant to note that approximately 70% of health services had been provided by international relief organizations — further highlighting the Taliban’s general disregard for the welfare of the Afghan people.
British chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat, said this week:
"It’s absolutely clear that groups who make up the Taliban … have been rounding up people in Lashkar Gah and Kandahar and hunting them down in Kabul and killing them.
"Universities are being closed … women are being denied access to education; girls are being denied access to education, and civil servants, female civil servants, are being sent home.
"What we’re seeing is a slick PR operation masking a vicious death cult."
Parton received massive backlash on social media:
Author Chad Felix Greene wrote:
“So, this is a lie.”
So, this is a lie. https://t.co/QlIe7Oe8Ix— Chad Felix Greene 🇮🇱 (@chadfelixg) September 2, 2021
Red State Editor Joe Cunningham highlighted how Parton was misinformed about how Afghan women are treated:
"Women are allowed to go outside.
"They are allowed to work.
"They are allowed to drive.
"They are allowed to get contraceptives."
"They are allowed to make healthcare choices for themselves.
"The only thing that is being stifled right now is the right to take the life of another."
"Women in America are allowed to have political opinions.
"They are allowed to have sex outside of marriage without being stoned to death for it."
"In America, women are even allowed to become men.
"Try doing that in Afghanistan.
"Try doing any of that under the thumb of the Taliban."
Women in America are allowed to have political opinions. They are allowed to have sex outside of marriage without being stoned to death for it. In America, women are even allowed to become men. Try doing that in Afghanistan. Try doing any of that under the thumb of the Taliban.— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) September 2, 2021