Iran Erases "Women" From Public Television
The ultimate abuse.
Iran has banned the word “Women” from public television.
Tehran, 29 Nov. (AKI) – The word ‘women’ must now be replaced on Iranian state television by ‘family’, reformist Norouz news agency reports.
In programmes broadcast throughout the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women last Sunday, Iranian state TV used the world family instead.
In recent weeks, Iran’s Centre for the Participation of Women changed its name to the Centre for Family Matters.
At the time of former reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, the centre was set up within the president’s office.
In related news… A young female doctor was murdered by the regime for walking in public with a man who was not her husband.
National Secular Society reported:
A young woman doctor has been arrested and allegedly beaten to death in Iran as part of an increasingly violent crackdown by the country’s hard-line clerical regime. Zahra Bani Yaghoub (pictured), 27, died after being arrested in the city of Hamedan, west of Tehran, for walking in public with a man who wasn’t her husband or a relative.
The case has caused outrage among human rights activists, who say that scores of people – mainly women – have been incarcerated as part of a government “morality” blitz. It will also fuel speculation that the government of Preisdent Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is tightening its social controls to eliminate the risk of an uprising, ahead of possible conflict with the West over his nuclear ambitions.
Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty has more on the murder of Zahra.
Ed Lasky at American Thinker wonders if the UN will spring into action on this one.