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Under the new policy, women undergraduates will be excluded from a broad range of studies in some of the country's leading institutions, including English literature, English translation, hotel management, archaeology, nuclear physics, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and business management. The Oil Industry University, which has several campuses across the country, says it will no longer accept female students at all, citing a lack of employer demand. Isfahan University provided a similar rationale for excluding women from its mining engineering degree, claiming 98% of female graduates ended up jobless.
It follows years in which Iranian women students have outperformed men, a trend at odds with the traditional male-dominated outlook of the country's religious leaders. Women outnumbered men by three to two in passing this year's university entrance exam.
Senior clerics in Iran's theocratic regime have become concerned about the social side-effects of rising educational standards among women, including declining birth and marriage rates.
Writing to Ban Ki Moon, the UN secretary general, and Navi Pillay, the high commissioner for human rights, Mrs Ebadi, a human rights lawyer exiled in the UK, said the real agenda was to reduce the proportion of female students to below 50% – from around 65% at present – thereby weakening the Iranian feminist movement in its campaign against discriminatory Islamic laws.
Let's face it, Iran is in the stone ages when it comes to how they treat their women.
Is this accurate, or is it just yet another propaganda piece on the mighty evil Iran who hates women and wants Israel wiped off the map? I expect this article has been exaggerated in order to push the anti-Iran agenda.
it makes no sense to me to deny a country (with such a rich history) the best and brightest minds
Originally posted by Firefly_
Is this accurate, or is it just yet another propaganda piece on the mighty evil Iran ...
Originally posted by doobydoll
They don't want their women getting any ideas above their station, which is less than a dog.
There's no wonder they have arranged marriages, what woman on Earth in their right mind would volunteer to marry an oppressive, ignorant, vile bully?
However, the science and higher education minister, Kamran Daneshjoo, dismissed the controversy, saying that 90% of degrees remain open to both sexes and that single-gender courses were needed to create "balance".
The Oil Industry University, which has several campuses across the country, says it will no longer accept female students at all, citing a lack of employer demand. Isfahan University provided a similar rationale for excluding women from its mining engineering degree, claiming 98% of female graduates ended up jobless.
Iran has NOT banned all women from university, according to the OP's own link. Furthermore, also according to the OP link, it was not because women were doing better on tests but because Women currently composed 65% compared to men. So yes it is sexist but not as bad as it seems. The article also says most of the women were rejected by their employees, s that is where the sexism lies. The oil companies as usual.
so yes your maths is correct - thats close enough to 65% - so what. Where I come from University entry is granted on academic ability - not "fairness" so dumb people can feel smart. In Australia, for instance, you gain Uni entry scolastically - not because daddy is cashed up.
Women outnumbered men by three to two in passing this year's university entrance exam.
Intimidated male employers right there!
citing a lack of employer demand
Good god almighty, have you ever ACTUALLY met any Iranian women? Don't let the chadors fool you. Most households in Iran the women wear the pants. School or not.
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
Yeah but remember, according to some ATS members, these women arent oppressed, infact, their obviously doing better than the guys considering they get to stay at home and look after the family, gosh, i'd pick that over bettering myself intellectually anyday! /sarcasm.