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Iran is going backwards on education: Male-order education: Iran bars women from 77 university courses (RT.com, 21 August, 2012)

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 06:58:37 AM EST
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Yes, but the article underlines the progress made. This is a rearguard action by the reactionaries who are starting to realise that once you have mass education for women, it's hard to keep a completely male-dominated power structure.

As it's written up, it seems to be shaping as a civil rights issue, rather than a religious question, which is very encouraging.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 07:45:57 AM EST
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