Females in America have been "allowed" education since the 18th century. No females that I know of have every been slaughtered for trying to learn to read. Slavery was bad, mkay? But comparing 19th century slavery to the wanton slaughter of entire villages that do not adhere to an extreme jihadist tenant that treats women as disposable property, able to be legally murdered at will by ANY male who feels like doing the deed to the fact that women have "only" had the vote for 100 years is utterly laughable.
You don't "expect the struggle under Taliban rule will be any less difficult"? Are you joking? Women have been educated in this country since its inception. Although slaves were "property" until the Civil War, "women" were not. Comparing those social struggles over the past century to the oppressive barbarism that is Taliban rule in Afghanistan and Pakistan is akin to comparing the fact that women and minorities were not allowed to vote until the 20th century to the horror of the holocaust... and finding them equal!!
I'm truly astounded.