Thursday, March 08, 2018

International Women's Day

On International Women's Day we have lot's of positive heart-warming stories about Women who overcame disadvantage and/or prejudice to succeed in their chosen fields, this is a good thing. 

From Tehran, that bastion of irrationality, we have the news that a Woman there has been sentenced to two years (yes, you read that right!) for simply removing her head-scarf in public. I guess that's what you get when you live in a theocracy based on misogyny disguised as ancient superstition. I believe it would help the lot of Women in those backward countries if more feminists here spoke out against the abuses of religions like Islam and Catholicism with regard to equal gender rights. A campaign focused on Women and oppressive religions along the lines of the successful resistance to Apartheid back in the 70s and 80s would seem to me to be entirely justified and appropriate.

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