Iran Bans Women From Many College Courses | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Why is the government of Iran so terrified of women getting an education? Could it be that the women would, once educated, rise up against the ignorant misogynistic religious leaders and, perhaps, teach those leaders a thing or two?

I’d ***love*** to see that!

In a move that has prompted a demand for a UN investigation by Iran’s most celebrated human rights campaigner, the Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, 36 universities have announced that 77 BA and BSc courses in the coming academic year will be “single gender” and effectively exclusive to men…

Senior clerics in Iran’s theocratic regime have become concerned about the social side-effects of rising educational standards among women, including declining birth and marriage rates.

Under the new policy, women undergraduates will be excluded from a broad range of studies in some of the country’s leading institutions, including English literature, English translation, hotel management, archaeology, nuclear physics, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and business management.

via Iran Bans Women From Many College Courses | Dispatches from the Culture Wars.

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