Afghan Women and Children Will Pay the Highest Price

city after city in Afghanistan falls to the Taliban, I feel myself slip into an infuriating state of déjà vu. My mind is racing back to memories of these armed men roaming the streets of Kabul with their Kalashnikovs, whipping and beating blue-burqa-clad women in public. It was 1996. I was a 16-year-old girl in Bangladesh at the time.