Focusing disproportionate attention on Iran's nuclear program, and its military capabilities diverts attention from Tehran's most abhorrent behaviours: Astronomical execution rates, gender apartheid
, hostage-taking and environmental degradation, to name a few of the obvious ones.
A number of Scottish Muslim women have called for an end to a gender apartheid
perpetuated by older men, who despite the egalitarian teachings of the Koran, refuse to hand over control to a younger generation desperate for modernisation and equality.
American giant technology companies Apple and Google have come under fierce criticism for hosting the application, and have been accused of helping "enforce gender apartheid
" as the app is available on Google Play and Apple's App Store.
Over the past few months, the world has once again been reminded of the gender apartheid
long practiced in Iran - and of the bravery of Iranian women languishing under it.
and honor-based violence are human-rights violations and cannot be justified in the name of cultural relativism, tolerance, anti-racism, diversity, or political correctness.
The industry that helps shape our view of women has fallen into gender apartheid
. Even though women are half of ticket buyers, only 4 percent of the 100 top-grossing films over the last decade were directed by women.
Such examples are not difficult to find, and as they multiply are able to provide significant evidence of gender apartheid
existing in our society.
New York, NY, October 02, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Speaking about her new book, "Islamic Gender Apartheid
: Exposing the Veiled War Against Women" from New English Review Press, Phyllis Chesler mourned the fact that so many American progressives, including feminists, have so disgracefully abandoned their Muslim and other tribal sisters who come to the West seeking the freedoms that European and American women enjoy.
The current presidential race has underscored the intensity of the sexism and gender apartheid
still rampant in America, while the coverage of the race has resurrected every sexist trope imaginable about a woman's ability to lead.
A letter addressed to Amnesty International's leadership, bearingthe signatures of400 organizations and individuals--including Lena Dunham, Angela Bassett, and a number of other Hollywood actors--said a policy of decriminalization "sides with buyers of sex, pimps, and other exploiters," and would lead to a "system of gender apartheid
Identified by Milani as one of the first significant challenges to gender apartheid
in Iran, Badasht "was a poignant moment that announced a challenge to the enforced spatial separation of men and women."