Woman Honor Thyself

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Thursday, March 09, 2006

WomeN in IraN Killed

Iran's Religious Fundamentalism Allegedly Victimizes Women

(CNSNews.com) - Demanding freedom for women and political prisoners, protesters in Iran gathered Wednesday to celebrate International Women's Day, only to be beaten by police. According to one of the organizers in Tehran -- Mehri Amiri of the Society for Defense of Women's Rights in Iran -- about 2,000 protesters gathered in Laleh Park, but were immediately attacked.

"On this day, in different countries of the world, they give presents to women, congratulate them and commemorate this day of national celebration. They heed women for their increasing activities and steadfastness," said a statement from the Women's Rights Association of Iran.

"Contrary to this point of view of the civilized world, sits our imprisoned country."

"International Women's Day was first commemorated in 1911. It is promoted by the United Nations to "celebrate economic, social, cultural and political achievements for women."

We have reached a level where women on the streets are being killed," Amiri said.
She argued that other countries should isolate Iran because the money the Iranian government earns from petroleum is spent on weapons. "What we are asking from the world is to stop appeasing the Iranian government. The government must completely go away and the regime must be changed."

This is a people and a leader led by irrational hysteria. Appeasement would in part rely on informed reason, which they are clearly incapable of. This is not merely about political squabbling,- it is about looking hard into the dark places of a "culture" which murders its innocent women in cold blood in the streets.

This post is dedicated to my friend Iran Watch who is "watching Iran" and keeping us informed daily with indepth and insightful posts.


  • At 7:49 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    HELLOOOOOO! When will the women learn this is I RAN (so you run too!!).

    The concept of equal rights is non existant!! Now cartoons, that is a serious issue, but the mothers of their sons. not quite.

    Say something bad about their camels, now that gets attention!

  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger PARKAVE said…

    I would like to suggest a reason why they treat the women the way they do

    They have built up resentments towards woman.
    They have a tremendous amount of guilt due to sexual tension. On one hand they are taught to stay away from woman, not to talk to any woman outside of their families, not to look at, and not to think about woman. However they are humans, and for that reasoon they struggle with such restrictions.
    This struggle is the source of much internal emotional tension etc..
    Since the source of that emotional pain is woman, they have resentment towards them built up.
    Therefore unable to deal with that resentment in a healthy way, they take out their resentments through violence and other improper means.

  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    I would have to agree Parkave ..the underlying hatred is due most likely to their own unmet needs and perhaps an absence of healthy outlets for them....but for the world to sit silently by is another matter...If the US "appeases" them..we are just as guilty eh?

  • At 7:06 AM, Blogger Iran Watch said…

    Thank you eyes...This is typical of Iran to brutally suppress any demonstration that threatens the Régime. The Mullahs are the ones who are really in power in Iran. But despite such pervasive, systematic all-around suppression and tens of thousands of political executions, Iran’s ruling mullahs have failed to silence Iran's growing democratic movement. The question is will it be too late.

  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    Huge setback for women in Iraq!

    According to the ahadith, hell has a huge majority of women. IMO, Muslim men really hate women--evil temptresses, according to Islamic teachings.

  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger Iran Watch said…

    Angel..I apologize, don't know what I was thinking.

  • At 11:39 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    No worries Iran Watch..keep smilin and keep up the great work u do!

    Tru tru AOW..sad and angering isnt it tho?

  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger Brooke said…

    The women must cry when they give birth...for what their daughters must go through, and for what their sons will become.

  • At 10:23 PM, Blogger kevin said…

    This link
    talks about the western press' refusal to acknowledge Islams' treatment of women.

  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    wow brooke, I hadnt heard that quote..kinda chilling.

    Kevin..Ty for the link and thanks for sharing y'all..:)

  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger K T Cat said…

    And the National Organization of Women was where exactly when this was going on?

    Protesting loudly? Whipping the media into a frenzy?

    Taking a nap?

    Yep. Taking a nap.


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