New Iranian blogs
: Pedram, the Eyeranian, links to lots of new English-language blogs from inside Iran. I particularly like this woman’s viewpoint:
Isn’t it funny? the governmental laws and rules in Iran (with a semi-modern society) are defined from the pattern which had been followed by savage Arabian tribes in about 1400 years ago! they used to neglect all women’s rights, just like most other countries in that old time, but the silly point is that we are still obeying them,…!
In the law book of Islamic Republic of Iran you can find such clear discriminations against women that makes the reader doubt if the edition date of the book is really 2003!!!
– a wife must not leave the house without permission of her husband! and if she leaves house for 1 hour, and her husband doesn’t agree, he can go to a court and say it to the judge…!! …
– in a court, witnessing of a man equals to 2 women!!!
– there are some jobs that are forbidden for women : being president of the country, religious leader (marja’e taghlid) or being a judge..!! …
– It is forbidden for a female (!) to ride a bike or motorcycle! if the police see her, they can arrest her!
there are thousands of these silly discriminations in the rules of iran which are applying right now in the courts, families, and totally entire ISLAMIC society..!! they are like dark shadows, following you during your life, always reminding you that in this religion, you are considered as slaves and men are masters!!