Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Real War on Women


Thinking of Sandra Fluke and her persistent cry for free birth control, I wonder how she would fare if she had been born in Iran?

As American women celebrated Independence Day and freedom with parades, picnics, fireworks displays, and demands for free birth control, a handful of Iranian women bravely shed their hijabs and posted their pictures on Facebook along with messages about what freedom means to them. The Facebook page, My Stealthy Freedom, created in May by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, currently has over 550,000 likes and offers women the opportunity to anonymously share photos of themselves with their heads uncovered — an act of cultural and religious disobedience that could have serious repercussions in the repressive Iranian society governed by Islamic law.

If women like Sandra Fluke were to really confront the "war on women", they might find themselves with their lives threatened.

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