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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Iran to jail women for improper dress
Bangkok Post - Thailand
... All women in Iran, including foreigners, are obliged to respect the Islamic dress code of contour-hiding gowns or long coats, and scarves hiding the hair.


  • Those that insist on enforcing women’s dress codes which, in the most conservative examples, force women to go about in what could be viewed as ‘sacks’ with eye holes cut in them are not, in my view, protecting the honour of women. They are rather dishonouring themselves by demonstrating that they don’t have the strength of character, sincerity of spirit or personal will to control their own basest instincts. The emotional (EQ) and spiritual (SQ) quotients of intelligence that need to be developed through effort seem to be lacking in many. IQ is a ‘fluke’ and is not enough; the other two quotients are essential in large amounts to overcome issues of personal stupidity. Am I being kind or is it that many of these so called protectors of women suffer from plain old ‘dumbness’ borne of a cultural indoctrination that looks to the past and pleads for the return of the ‘dark ages’! I know the issue of increasing levels of personal sovereignty is difficult for some to get their limited narrow minds around however, lets hope that those who are oppressors ‘in the name of god’ mature and get the idea eventually. I don’t thing that thinking responsible people should need to be either ‘helpless sheep’ or ‘dutiful slaves’.

    By Blogger caliibre, at 4:58 AM  

  • I cannot disagree. There is no honor in forcing someone to wrap themselves up into a cocoon.

    As for these so-called 'protectors of women', I personally vote for the "plain old 'dumbness' factor" that is born out of a cultural of indoctrination as the primary reason for such attitudes.

    True indoctrination of any kind is not a good thing as it ends up forcing someone to accept doctrines uncritically.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 9:57 AM  

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