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Poor Ayatollahs…

… they’re worried. They feel threatened. They feel oppressed.

They feel it is necessary to put in place quotas for male presence in Iranian Universities.

Would you believe it? While in so many countries it is women who have to fight an uphill battle to obtain basic rights; while our sisters must struggle to receive equal opportunities, equal treatment, equal pay, in Iran they are so well off that the government has to take steps to make sure the unfortunate males have a chance to better their minds too. How sad.

Men of the world, we must react immediately to this! We cannot stand by idly while our Iranian brethren is slowly but surely brought low by the growing Persian matriarchy! Express your support for the Ayatollah government any way you can. Write to Iranian embassies; picket your local university asking for strict parity and the establishment of exchange programs with male Iranians only; wear T-shirts and carry signs denouncing the women’s domination of Iran’s educational system; grow a beard!

Or even better. Send the Ayatollahs some care packages. Buy a couple of Burqa and pack them off to those upstart ladies to remind them of their true place. Send the men crates of stones - carefully selected for proper hand size and aerodynamic properties.

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You think I’m joking, eh? Read this: http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidANA301056112249/secIndustries/pagEducation

In a country where “Crazy Eyes” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is doing everything he can to go the Taliban way and ensure fundamentalist Islam has total sway once more, getting educated is the only way women have to fight against obscurantism. And they’re doing pretty well – maybe because they have something to fight for, as opposed to the males who still believe they should have priority on account of having balls.

Yeah, the Ayatollahs are worried. They’re oppressed. Their precious manhood, expressed mostly through the oppression of women, is threatened by the fact that these boobed upstarts are proving more hard-working, and possibly more intelligent, than their complacent selves. How dare they.

 

I tell you, things like that make me want to puke. The constant mistreatment of women in this world, at all levels, in every way, every day, everywhere… is quite probably the surest sign than Mankind is still barely above the level of cockroaches in the evolutionary ladder.

And in case anyone is tempted to think: “Ah, it’s Iran, they’re all barbarians over there”, just remember two things:

1. Iranians are humans as much as everyone else and neither more nor less moronic than anyone else. I’m shouting at a government and a cultural trait here, not at a people in general.

2. Give your own country a real close look and check out what’s going on there. Case in point: in France, “birthplace of Man’s Rights” (ah!), women are still, on average, paid 27% less than men for similar jobs.

Lovely, innit?

 

6 Responses to “Poor Ayatollahs…”

  1. on 29 Feb 2008 at 10:46 am Lightholder

    My favourite part:

    A report by parliament’s research centre found that “there was no use for part of the money spent on educating specialised forces”, alluding to women staying at home after graduation.

    As if to say, “Why should these resources be wasted on the gender that is only going to stay at home barefoot and pregnant?” … or am I misreading that?

  2. on 29 Feb 2008 at 11:03 am Grumpy Frenchman

    No, you’re reading it perfectly.

    You know, there’s no way my words can express how truly disgusted I am by such ways, such thinking. Relegating half the Human race to subservience just because of gender… When I think of people who believe this tripe, it just brings a wave of despair for Mankind in me. There’s no way we can amount to anything while this goes on – and in the 21st Century, even.

    Proof that God does NOT exist, in my book – or that if he does, he certainly doesn’t deserve worshiping. Creating Man: big shmegging mistake.

  3. on 29 Feb 2008 at 11:58 am Lightholder

    To their credit, the 30% enrollment does go in both directions, both men and women, with the remaining 40% being allocated on test scores. At face value, that does seem fair doesn’t it?

    You really should visit Berkeley sometime and get into an women’s-lib conversation with someone there. At the end of the day, I guarantee you’ll be defending your gender. Just ask Sean. HAHAHA!

    Incidentally, this post made it into my sidebar, which I reserve for recommended reads. )

  4. on 29 Feb 2008 at 2:32 pm Grumpy Frenchman

    Yeah – at face value. P Actually, I remember clearly – and painfully – my first contact with American feminists. The year I spent at WVU, I made the mistake of keeping the door opened for a woman, and smile as I did it. It was a bloody miracle the freaking witch didn\’t actually hit me with her umbrella. Apparently, I\’d committed the horrible crime of questioning her ability to open doors.

    Believe me, I have plenty of hatred to spare for the dickophobic moronnettes who seem to believe that gender equality will only be obtained once every male has either been shot, chained up, or castrated. Replacing one sexocracy with another, now there\’s a smart idea o_O

    Anyways. Thank you for your comments, AND the honor you do me! *preen, preen*

  5. on 02 Sep 2008 at 3:20 am Julia

    Well… guess Im a bit late to comment as it is now Sep. 2nd, 2008 and I cannot find the article anymore. Nonetheless thank you for being so pro “equality between genders”….
    However as Kim already mentioned and you nearly physically experienced, there are some weird females on this planet who have some rather reverse ideas on the subject. I’m in eternal and utter wonderment about that -as you would call it- kind of stupidity…….

  6. on 08 Sep 2008 at 1:53 pm Grumpy Frenchman

    Trust me. I’m fairly old fashionned in my sense of gallantry and my belief that women are beautiful and should be put on a pedestal; I have a “White Knight Complex” that would make Sigmund jump up in the air, click his heels and whoop with glee. And it’s probably not entirely healthy for me.

    But I’m not crazy or antiquated enough to believe that all women belong on that pedestal. I tend, in all things, to judge individuals, not groups. If you’ve got boobs, you get the benefit of the doubt, but that’s as far as it gets.

    A good balance I think. At least for others – I may be shooting myself in the foot (or my love life in the back of the head, really) with this 19th Century approach to chivalry… )

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