The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) passed a resolution condemning Israel for its treatment of Palestinian women. Other action by the CSW? None!
Iran’s discriminatory laws demonstrate that the Islamic Republic does not believe in gender equality: women lack the ability to choose their husbands, have no independent right to education after marriage, no right to divorce, no right to child custody, have no protection from violent treatment in public spaces, are restricted by quotas for women’s admission at universities, and are arrested, beaten, and imprisoned for peacefully seeking change of such laws..."
If further evidence of this international travesty were needed, consider this:
- On the subject of suntanned women, the chief of police in Tehran said the following: "... The public expects us to act firmly and swiftly if we see any social misbehaviour by women, and men, who defy our Islamic values. In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins. We are not going to tolerate this situation and will first warn those found in this manner and then arrest and imprison them..." (The Telegraph)
- On infidelity and earthquakes, Ayatollah Zazem Sedighi had this to say: "... Many women who dress inappropriately ... cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes ... Calamities are the result of people's deeds..." (The Telegraph)
- In a comparing women to men, former Iranian president Rafsanjani said: "... The difference in stature, vitality, voice, development, muscular quality and physical strength of men and women shows that men are stronger and more capable in all fields. … Men’s brains are larger. … These differences affect the delegation of responsibilities, duties and rights..." (Pajamas Media)
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