Should British soldiers be dying for the rights of Afghan women? No. Should British soldiers be dying for the rights of Afghan women? No. | James Fergusson | Comment is free | The Observer It's an interesting, though slightly hard-hearted article, and worth a read. To a large degree this attitude of RealPolitik is the default mode for British forces in Helmand anyway. We ignore opium cultivation and sexual discrimination that technically violate Afghan laws, concerning ourselves only with the insurgency.