Texas Taliban

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Watching the women’s rights debates, I saw a group of self-professed religious men speaking on what is best for women.

The women were too vocal last meeting, so the men brought in more law enforcement to eliminate the female opposition’s voices. And despite loud and prolific outcry against their decision, the men decided what’s right for our women.

These men have declared this to be a movement to “protect” these women — apparently from themselves. And for some reason, I picture a group of Taliban men. Armed. Relying on religion as their basis for reason. Surrounded by women in burqas who have been told, based on religion, that men rule.

Please explain to me the difference.

The Texas Taliban is in full force in Austin. I don’t want my wife, daughter or sisters to be subjected to this thinking. We’ve come a long way, baby. Let’s not slide backward.

— Frank Baker, Colleyville

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