Destroying both in the Taliban’s Afghanistan From The Presbyterian Banner, April 2001 Rowland S. Ward   An article prompted by the outcry over the destruction of ancient Buddha statues by the Taliban. It is very easy to forget that last century the conditions for women were often extremely difficult in Western countries. Women had only limited rights to property and to inherit. In New York and many other parts of the United States a century ago a mother had no right to her children borne in marriage. They were in effect the property of the father who could dispose of minor children even against hisRead More →