I believe that no one should be ashamed of inborn sexual desires: not straight men, not straight women, not gays, not lesbians, not even pedophiles (though in the last case, there might really be no moral solution other than a lifetime of unfulfilled longing).
Indeed, I’ve always felt a special kinship with gays and lesbians, precisely the sense of having to hide from the world, of being hissed at for a sexual makeup that you never chose, is one that I can relate to on a visceral level.
Weaponised shame- male, female or other- has no place in any feminism I subscribe to.
Not after they understand how I clung to those ideals through a decade when I wanted to die.
Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario-A group of volunteers working towards a better life for Iranian women and their families.
Women's Resources Issues A brief history of women's movements in Iran from 1850 - 2001-by Massoume Price Iranian Women's Movement-by Nina Kristiansen The Women's Movement-Haleh Esfandiari The "Boom" in Prose Writing by Iranian Women Authors in 1990s Within the Context of the Situation of Contemporary Iran-by Golbarg Bashi Interview with Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri-by Golbarg Bashi Chronology of Events Regarding Women in Iran since the Revolution of 1979.-by Elham Gheytanchi Constitution Authorizes Presidency of Women (Yas-e-no, Daily) Feminist Movements in the Islamic Republic-Iranica Gender and Space in Tehran-by M Sadoughianzadeh Gender Relations-by Farzaneh Milani Gender Roles (LOC)-Provides a brief overview of gender difference in Iran.
Persian Gender network-GN is funded by the World Bank and works on gender issues in Persian-speaking countries.
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Iranian Jewish Women's Organization-A Southern California based organization.
One Million Signatures Campaign-Worldwide campaign to end discriminatory laws against women in Iran.
Perceptions of Gender Roles Among Female Iranian Immigrants in the United States-by Ali Akbar Mahdi The Human Rights of Middle Eastern & Muslim Women: A Project for the 21st Century-by Janet Afary Iranian female headed households-by Nina Kristiansen The Iranian Women's Movement: A Century Long Struggle-by Ali Akbar Mahdi Iranian Women and Girls - Victims of Exploitation and Violence-by Sarvnaz Chitsaz and Soona Samsami Iranian Women Take On the Constitution-by Mahsa Shekarloo Islamic Feminism-by Katajun Amirpur "Islamic Feminism And Its Discontents: Notes On A Debate"-by Val Moghadam "Islamic Feminism": Perils and Promises-by Nayereh Tohidi The Removing of Hijab in Iran-Firouzeh Mirrazavi Islamic Hijab in post revolutionary Iran (Newspaper Clippings) | America Discrimination Against Muslim Women - Fact Sheet (ACLU) Khatami's Performance in Supporting Women's Rights (Fekr-e Rooz Weekly)-Shirin Ebadi discusses Khatami's record.
Women's Information & Statistics Center (Iran)-Provides information on all aspects of women's issues.