As the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the trajectory of the country changed overnight, and the lives of Afghanistan women changed dramatically. Namely, the Taliban are enforcing their interpretation of the infamous Sharia law, and they have already announced that women in the country should wear black hijabs.
Well, Afghan women have decided to protest this rule by sharing photos of themselves wearing colorful traditional Afghanistan dresses on social media, and they’ve made it clear that historically, women in Afghanistan didn’t wear all black. They also accused the Taliban of trying to enforce a culture that’s never belonged to the country – and we love the posts!
The women have been using the hashtag #AfghanCulture, #AfghanWomen, and #ThisIsMyCulture, and the posts are truly wholesome. We invite you to check some of them out for yourselves below:
So how do Afghan women dress then? They ask.
— Sana Safi ثنا ساپۍ (@BBCSanaSafi) September 12, 2021
This is Afghan culture. My traditional dress #AfghanWomen
Thank you to Dr @RoxanaBahar1 for the inspiration.
Our cultural attire is not the dementor outfits the Taliban have women wearing. pic.twitter.com/i9wFASfWR6
— Peymana Assad 🏔 (@Peymasad) September 12, 2021
— Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi (@WasHasNaz) September 12, 2021
this is what an afghan woman looks like. this is our culture. this is our traditional dress. we love lots of colour. even our rice is colourful and so is our flag.
Inspo @RoxanaBahar1 🇦🇫 pic.twitter.com/cj3FxfzROT
— Sodaba سودابه (@SodabaH) September 12, 2021
The black dress code Taliban are imposing on Afghan women is not our culture. This is our traditional attire and culture. It’s colorful and unique. #AfghanWomen #AfghanCulture pic.twitter.com/YLErPn4DAU
— Rada Akbar (@RADAAKBAR) September 13, 2021
— Lem 🍋 (@lemaafzal) September 14, 2021
— #stopkillingAfghans🇦🇫 (@pikesandchars) September 13, 2021