Monday, September 24, 2012

Iran Needs More Women Like These

Two interesting stories from Iran. Both suggest Iran's women are getting fed up with their oppression and harrassment by the religious authorities.

  • Story number one: In Iran's northern Semnan provice, an imam told a woman she was not properly covered. (Apparently some of her hair was showing.) She replied “you, cover your eyes.” The cleric repeated his "warning". She replied by knocking him down and assaulting him, putting him in the hospital for three days.
  • Story number two: A Hojatieh imam encountered two girls, and told one to cover up. Like the woman in Semnan province, she "responded by telling me to cover my eyes, which was very insulting to me." He "asked her a second time to cover up and also to put a lid on what he felt was verbal abuse." She and her friend responded by assaulting him, knocking him to the ground and beatime him.
Iran clearly needs more women like these, willing to stand up for their rights against these self-righteous "authorities".

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