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In Iran some women are starting to dress as men
marymary100 - 22-5-2016 at 11:36

to have the same freedoms.




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Women in Iran are cutting their hair short and dressing as men in a bid to bypass state 'morality' police who rigorously enforce penalties for not wearing a hijab.

A number of women have shared photos of themselves in public with their hair uncovered on Instagram and other social media.

The women have cut their hair short in some images and in others are dressed in clothes more typically associated with men.

The hijab is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in Iran as women step up their campaign against it and other oppressive, gendered laws. In recent months, women have been filmed walking through Tehran with their hair uncovered and activists have urged Western tourists to violate laws by refusing to wear the hijab during their visits to the Islamic republic.



But the response from authorities to this resistance has been severe.

A politician was disqualified from Iranian parliament after photos purporting to show her in public without a headscarf emerged, despite her insistence they were fake.

This week, eight models were reportedly detained for posting "vulgar" pictures on social media with their hair uncovered. One was pictured apparently making a public apology on state TV.

Fearing similar repercussions, many women have now made their profiles private.


In a photo that provoked a particularly strong reaction on Instagram, a woman took a selfie while driving in her car with short hair, without a hijab on, as a man on a scooter rode past.

In another, a girl appears with short hair and wearing a shirt and jeans. The caption next to the picture reads: “I am an Iranian girl. In order to avoid the morality police, I decided to cut my hair short and wear men's clothes so that I can freely walk in the streets in Iran.”




imo a "religious nutter" is someone who uses religion as an excuse to keep someone else under their control.


Katzy - 22-5-2016 at 17:38

Women have done that, here, for ages... :D


marymary100 - 22-5-2016 at 19:23

Less likely to get into trouble for it here of course.


Katzy - 23-5-2016 at 12:51

Sadly... ;)


LSemmens - 24-5-2016 at 04:46

Sadly, the "cradle of civilisation", as that entire area is purported to be, seems to be still stuck in the era of the cave-man. Apart from the gender issues they seem to be more intent of wiping each other out than anything else. Has any major technological, medical, or other breakthroughs ever come from this region?


marymary100 - 24-5-2016 at 06:03

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Originally posted by LSemmens
Sadly, the "cradle of civilisation", as that entire area is purported to be, seems to be still stuck in the era of the cave-man. Apart from the gender issues they seem to be more intent of wiping each other out than anything else. Has any major technological, medical, or other breakthroughs ever come from this region?


Algebra (sort of), hospitals etc... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/06/8-inventions-we-can-thank_n_6424836.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_inventions_in_the_medieval_Islamic_world


Katzy - 24-5-2016 at 15:37

Oh, back in the day, they were innovators of a great number of sciences and mathematics. Seems unlikely, now, but they sure were.

I really don't understand the way things are, now, with even the various Muslim factions all trying to kick the poo out of each other. Mind you, it wan;t so long ago that Christian factions were doing the same (Northern Ireland comes to mind).

Rather than the childish "My dad's bigger'n your dad" thing, it seems they have an equally childish "My god's bigger'n your god" thing going.

What makes me kinda smile, in a "Silly buggers" way, is the way "Thou shalt not kill" seems to be interpreted as "Thou shalt not kill, unless they don't believe in what you do".

The end times are here, now.


marymary100 - 24-5-2016 at 18:00

lips_sealed


LSemmens - 25-5-2016 at 02:31

They've certainly invented some new ways to wage warfare. Fancy flying planes into buildings and blowing yourself up.


Katzy - 25-5-2016 at 11:22

...and just to get forty virgins...


marymary100 - 25-5-2016 at 17:31

Thing is, the 40 virgins are fellow jihadis...


Katzy - 25-5-2016 at 18:57

Or American males. :D


LSemmens - 27-5-2016 at 09:01

More likely virgin piggies.


Katzy - 27-5-2016 at 11:19

Or sheep, over there. :D