May 19, 2024
Iranian Women Defy the Mullahs; Western Feminists Nowhere in Sight
Before 1979, Iranian women had freedom. They want it back.
Before 1979, Iranian women had freedom. They want it back.

In October 1979, in a rare interview with Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci charged that the veil was symbolic of the segregation into which the Islamic revolution women had cast women. “Our customs,” Khomeini answered, “are none of your business. If you do not like Islamic dress, you’re not obliged to wear it because Islamic dress is for good and proper young women.”

“That’s very kind of you,” Fallaci replied. “And since you said so, I’m going to take off this stupid, medieval rag right now.” Fallaci removed her veil and left the room without saying another word. Iranian women, emulating Fallaci, are now leading protests against the regime.

Soon after Iran’s regime admitted having shot down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft on January 8, Iranian women outside Tehran began tearing down posters of the assassinated terrorist, General Qasem Soleimani. A few hours earlier, the ayatollahs had attacked the Ain al-Assad base in Iraq, which houses U.S. troops. Before that, a picture was circulated on social media of an Iranian referee at the Women’s World Chess Championship, Shohreh Bayat, overseeing a game without wearing a headscarf. “People should have the right to choose the way they want to dress, it should not be forced,” Bayat said, challenging Iran’s rule that mandates a strict Islamic dress code for women.

“Should I start with hello, goodbye or condolences? Hello oppressed people of Iran, goodbye noble people of Iran, my condolences to you people who are always mourning,” Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s Taekwondo bronze medal champion, at the 2016 Rio Olympics, wrote after moving to Europe. She, too, protested the “obligatory veil.”

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BTDT
BTDT
January 21, 2020 11:31 am

“Our customs,” Khomeini answered, “are none of your business. If you do not like Islamic dress, you’re not obliged to wear it because Islamic dress is for good and proper young women.”

Well there we have it. These mobile prisons have nothing to do with religion and everything to do with custom. So enough with the jelly fish spine west time and time again caving to demands from these sick woman domineering perverts that these rags, sacks, tents whatever TF they are called are a religious requirement. They are not. Period. Case closed.

So to women’s rights groups. Stand up or STFU once and for all about everything/anything. You haven’t, you won’t thus you have zero credibility. You have sold your souls to political correctness. Actually, even better still, grow a set. I only say that because today apparently (silence is consent) from you hypocritical pathetic lot, anything is possible.