Iran is Rife with Women’s Oppression
The mullahs imposed a totalitarian state shroud under the guise of religion from the outset. The sharp edge of this totalitarian regime targeted Iranian women, who have a century-long tradition of battling authoritarianism, dating back to the Tobacco Boycott of 1890.It didn’t take long for the regime to enact misogynistic and discriminatory legislation against women, depriving them of even the most basic liberties, such as the right to dress as they pleased.
He established women’s control groups in schools, universities, and public and private offices, as well as the paramilitary Basij forces to enforce discriminatory laws. The dictatorship has worked relentlessly over the last 43 years to promote this misogynist legislation in various forms. It has allotted a large budget to several entities in order to restrict women and repress their rights. They are being denied opportunities in the economic and political sectors. The aim to convince women to feel that they are inferior to males and should have lower expectations and be content with a second-class position in society is the common denominator of these horrific laws against women.
Women’s sports were restricted, if not outright prohibited, under the rule. and other outdoor activities have always been hampered by a slew of constraints and impediments. The mullahs have attempted to deprive women of healthful exercise by politicizing women’s sports and making it a national security concern. The regime’s policies have even made riding bicycles or motorcycles illegal for women.
While explaining the police’s plan to deal with motorcyclists on February 13, Hossein Rahimi, the Greater Tehran State Security Force commander, emphasized that women are not allowed to ride because they are not issued motorcycle permits.There is nothing in the regime’s law banning women from riding bicycles or motorcycles. The mullahs, on the other hand, have enforced the rule and forbid women from riding bicycles in public places.
Surprisingly, this prohibition does not apply to driving a car, a bus, or a truck. There is no gender discrimination in these sorts of vehicles, thus women can drive trucks but cannot ride motorcycles. The reasoning for this, according to regime officials, is that women’s bodies, although covering their heads from head to toe, are “too conspicuous” and “irritating” while cycling. Riding horses is also prohibited. Women do not have the right to divorce in order to become a judge or president in terms of educational and occupational options. They also do not have the right to select from a wide range of academic disciplines.
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