Monday, January 22, 2007

There’s Hope Yet

An Iranian activist sent me a link yesterday. I tried to download the video for you but my laptop wouldn’t cooperate.

However, since I think you will enjoy the thirty seconds or so of sweet revenge, I urge you to click on what my friend described as an example how “ Iranian women are sick and tired of the women morality police.” Fortunately, you don’t need to understand Farsi to see what is happening.

We all need a laugh. Here is one, probably filmed in Tehran.

Notice how the young woman walks away from the scuffle with her head held high —

proof that they can’t keep Iranian women down forever.

I’ll be posting on Iran’s women later in the week. Meanwhile, enjoy the laugh.

NOTE: If you click on and get a blank "Play" with no faded background image, try again and it should come up.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that. It's exactly what we needed: a glimmer of hope and a laugh!

Dymphna said...


Can't tell if you're joking or not.

Are you familiar with the chador-clad women in Tehran who think it's their job to yell at women in Western dress, to follow them down the street making comments about their morality? If you weren't aware of it until now, then you have had a little cultural lesson.

The Iranian woman who sent it to me said very plainly what I quoted in the post:

“Iranian women are sick and tired of the women morality police.”

Those were her words, not mine. She fled Iran.

Look at the video. The woman in black comes back to continue yelling at the woman in Western dress.

John Sobieski said...

It's probably not enough. I think Iran has to get really dark, pure Islam. The momentum is there. She can fight but she will lose. It is funny though how she wouldn't take any crap, and then that woman came back with more tongue lashing.

Subvet said...

ROFLMAO! Good for the babe in jeans!

scrilla said...

sorry but plainslow is correct (aside from the taxing part). the "defiant" woman was clearly an iranian elite who is above the law.

i've heard far too many muslim women in america spew the same venomous propaganda about "palestine" etc to have much hope for them

Kafir_Kelbeh said...

She may be part of the wealthy elite, but they still had to hide most of what they do in Iran.

Question for all: How many of our "revolutionaries" from the beginning of our country were actually not part of the elite? Who received the immediate freedoms in the United Kingdom under the Magna Carta that set the stage for freedoms of many countries in the West after the Dark Ages?

We must always remember History's lessons and remember that the beginning of democracies and republics begin with those who have the money, the resources, and the voice to push freedoms through ultimately to all.

Dymphna said...

I checked with my source, who says she is a middle class girl, definitely not upper class.

Class act, though.

M. Simon said...

Linked at: Morality Police In Iran