The second group belongs to the “rich housewife” club.That is someone with 9th grade education (or high school if she is younger) who is married to someone with money and her status among the rest of the housewives is determined by the handbag she carries, the make up she wears and the car she drives and of course all is paid from the pocket of bothers like you who like being the “agha” Pullniro Unlike her loud laughters and gaudy appearance, a characteristic of prostitutes, Shirin proved to be a nice and caring woman.Doing so, implies that religion informs the rights of all those labelled as Muslim (including very often people like myself - an atheist). More importantly, why must women’s rights issues be discussed within the framework of religion or for that matter, with regard to the beliefs -- real or imputed - of the woman whose rights are being discussed? For example, do we discuss domestic violence vis-à-vis Christian women or in the context of Christianity?Sophie Saviour In the last couple of days everyone is talking about the UCLA student and I am thinking of Zahra Amir-Ebrahimi, the woman in Iran who is being abused in many dimensions and perhaps without any support!Soon after the first few weeks of tension and when the distrust of the primary encounter had worn off, Ensy found a new ally at home.
Stoning is indeed a failure in our spiritual education Fereshteh Saheli I was diagnosed with breast cancer about a month ago.
They passed that milestone decades ago, and for years for extra income they have been acting as taxi drivers by picking up passengers on their way to their regular jobs as doctors, bankers, teachers, etc.
What’s new now is that it’s official, and it’s for the services of pious rich female passengers like Rafsanjani’s daughters and brides, when for some reason they cannot use their Mercedes Benz. In a few other provinces they were doing it already, but Tehran in that respect was a backward metropolis In 1992, the publication of a new women's magazine, Zanan, was a first clear sign that there was a rift within the ranks of the Islamic phalanx in Iran, creating a narrow crevice for uttering slightly different opinions without being immediately executed.
So, having worked for many years as a social scientist with La Federation des Femmes du Quebec in Montreal, I decided to return to Tehran at the end of that year, to live and work in my birthplace for a few years.
I had left Iran in 1969 with the feeling that women's situation under the Shah was unbearable.