Skip to comments.Anger as Iran bans women from universities
Posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:40 PM PDT by george76
Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses in an officially-approved act of sex-discrimination which critics say is aimed at defeating the fight for equal women's rights.
In a move that has prompted a demand for a UN investigation byIran's most celebrated human rights campaigner, the Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, 36 universities have announced that 77 BA and BSc courses in the coming academic year will be "single gender" and effectively exclusive to men.
Mrs Ebadi, a human rights lawyer exiled in the UK, said the real agenda was to reduce the proportion of female students to below 50% from around 65% at present thereby weakening the Iranian feminist movement in its campaign against discriminatory Islamic laws.
"[It] is part of the recent policy of the Islamic Republic, which tries to return women to the private domain inside the home as it cannot tolerate their passionate presence in the public arena," says the letter, which was also sent to Ahmad Shaheed, the UN's special rapporteur for human rights in Iran. "The aim is that women will give up their opposition and demands for their own rights."
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Obama won’t have a thing to say.
obama the scumbag stabbed those women in the back. He was on mullahs’ side, remember?!
Shariah law and Islamic customs are diametrically opposed to liberalism except for the fact that both of them hate George Bush.
For many liberals.... the hatred of Bush outweighs political correctness (the enemy of my enemy is my friend?). In many Islamic countries an Arab in a Subaru who displayed one of those “coexist” bumper stickers would be beheaded, jailed, or stoned to death for displaying other religious symbols with the crescent. Seriously.
I don’t get it either.
Of course, the Traitor in Chief would be against that.
In Iran the mosques are empty compared to Pakiland or Saudia. The people have had their fill of rule by the ayatollahs... The only question is how and when they will rise up...
In the US our college classes are 60% female; how many of the remaining seats are reserved for blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders? We’ve made higher education difficult to access for white males; we’re in no position to criticize Iran.
With all these mooselimbs egar to become suicide bombers I wonder why you never hear of one going after these damned “mullahs”?
Under Bush more people from Islamic Muslim countries were allowed into the U.S. AFTER 911, than in the previous two decades.
0bama will give them the same help he did in 2009. Nothing.
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