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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.
Oh ... and the women had been outscoring the men in tests and doing better in school.
The jealous neanderthals couldn't handle it. So they banned the women from school.
reply to post by FlyersFan
The mantra of those indoctrinated in organized religions ...
And seeing your statements, obviously not exclusive organised religion, but whatever you were indoctrinated with as well:
Constantly caught out in a lack of in-depth knowledge- check
Constant repetition of stock (programmed?) phrases- check
Denial and refusal to accept when confronted with a truth contrary to what they've been programmed with- check
About the universities, are you even reading what you're linking? It is exactly as I said.
How am I downplaying anything? Should I asked you "exaggerate much?" Women aren't banned from school (or university or college). THAT statement is categorically false.
Again, not that I have any reason to need to defend Iran, but with 90% of degrees still open to women in those specific universities (with the remaining universities having no such ban), and a certain number of degrees closed to men now, what you're saying is absolute BS. The percentage of women in Iranian universities STILL outnumber the men in Iranian universities (and the women in US universities as well, hilariously enough).edit on 14-10-2013 by babloyi because: (no reason given)
SOME universities banned SOME courses for women.
I am pretty sure it is quite clear to you which statement is closer to the truth.
If women were treated fairly in muslim countries notice didnt just say Iran organizations such as Musawah wouldnt be needed.
Doesnt matter really what the religion is but it does seem like the Koran is the basis for these beliefs because you have things like requiring the word of 2 women to equal 1 man. You know if you studied the Koran women are not treated equal theres even a ban on sex after divorce come on really?
What is a muslim country?
Yet, our curriculums and our teachers, being the products of cultural norms in most Muslim countries, remain wedded to the past and unable to produce persons of creative minds and innovative ways of thinking. Why is this so? Because these curriculums and the attitudes of teachers fail to value or embrace the disciplines that are vital for today, such as subjects like mathematics, chemistry, physics, philosophy and logic, which have been disregarded and replaced, with all due respect, by mostly religious subjects and teachers who seek to impose religious dogma upon their students.
Back to the topic .... THIS TOPIC HAS
RUN OUT. The OPs original statements
have not been debunked. After all
these pages, it still holds true. Large
chunks of the Qu'ran (as well as
Judaism and the Old Testament) have been shown to be untrue. The Qu'ran
is corrupt. It's not all from God.
(neither are the old Jewish books or
the Christian Old Testament). Looks
like the case is closed.
reply to post by babloyi
My daughter (in the US) just finished her master's degree last year, and is now working as a Materials Science Engineer for a major corporation. I've no idea where you're getting your stats, but....
women are able to study WHATEVER THEY WANT TO in the U.S.A.
So, you're fine with Iran banning women from some fields of study? Why is that????
Even if what the article says is true, it doesn't match what FF is trying to portray. She is trying to portray that women are banned from getting an education in Iran, when the article says that on the orders of the government, some universities in Iran (from out of a couple hundred) prevented women from enrolling in some courses (out of all the hundreds).
The universities that offer those types of courses killed the courses for women.
The universities that didn't offer those types of courses, had nothing to ban.
reply to post by maes2
Revelation 3:1 - And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars ; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Revelation 5:6 - And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
although you may not like to agree...
John revelation 12 ::
 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. John revelation 12