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Babak, a Tajik, had first fought against the Taliban in 1998 when they launched a big offensive to capture the city. He commanded a small unit comprised of his relatives and fellow villagers, many of whom had previously fought against the Soviets. Babak and his men had opposed the Taliban’s hardline religious policies, but they had also viewed them as another hostile Pashtun force, after a century or more of incursions into the north. In 2001, Babak had been part of the US-backed force that defeated the Taliban in Mazar. From the late 2010s onwards, as a local government official and a commander, he had seen the Taliban make inroads into rural communities.
He spoke honestly and candidly, his voice soft and subdued, as he stared at a plate of raisins on the floor in front of him, like someone trying to come to terms with a death in the family. He said the people of the region had been allowing the Taliban to come into their villages, and providing them with shelter, accommodation and ammunition, as a kind of revenge against the weak and distant central government, and as protection against the corrupt local political powers. “If you were a poor villager and didn’t have connections in the government, you would get a huge punishment for a minimal crime. Your land could be easily seized by someone with connections. But in the Taliban law, villagers were assured the safety of their lives and property. The Taliban were solving problems very quickly; that’s how they collected many people around them in the past two years, and they were even influencing my own relatives.”
 

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What about those of us who aren't creepy? I mean, sorry, TERFs aren't worth -not- hating. She's a horrid person just for that.

Not that I think she deserves to be murdered, but it seems kinda weird that you are calling the people who don't like her because she's a fucking TERF, creepy.
Especially since most of the ones I know are either Trans- or Trans- allies.
 

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What about those of us who aren't creepy? I mean, sorry, TERFs aren't worth -not- hating. She's a horrid person just for that.

Not that I think she deserves to be murdered, but it seems kinda weird that you are calling the people who don't like her because she's a fucking TERF, creepy.
Especially since most of the ones I know are either Trans- or Trans- allies.
Having a difference of opinion with Rowling is one thing, but actually HATING her for holding an opinion and daring to express it? Yes, I think that's creepy.
 

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Having a difference of opinion with Rowling is one thing, but actually HATING her for holding an opinion and daring to express it? Yes, I think that's creepy.
I don't know. I mean, its one thing to not agree with trans people having rights, and another to use your platform to basically spew constant hate at them. So, I would loathe her actively, except she's not worth the energy.

Besides, she's really a hack writer. She wrote the Harry Potter books, finished them, then changed her mind and tried to say that the wrong people ended up together. But mostly, she hurt an awful lot of vulnerable people - kids included - by being so rabidly TERF. Not to mention, her parroting the whole 'Only people with uteruses and periods are women, which hurt me on several levels, and lots of other people too, I'm sure.

So, while I wouldn't bother trying to attack her, nor try and get anyone else to either, she can go fuck herself with a rusted steal cactus and the world would be a better place for it.

And if you think thats creepy, fine, but I find calling it simply a 'difference of opinion' up there with calling fascism just a 'difference of opinions; both far more damaging and creepy than hating someone for either.
 
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