Iran: Women Say No to the War Monster
Filed Under: Politics, World | Posted: 03/09/2012 at 6:50AM
Comments | Region: Iran
Written by Fred Petrossian
he Iranian Islamic regime has ignored International Women’s Day  for more than three decades. It does not recognize March 8, and has even banned women organizations from celebrating the day. But each year Iranian women both in the real and virtual world stil celebrate.
As international sanctions bite  and tension over Iran’s nuclear program rises , this year several activists have published videos on the women’s rights website Change for Equality  saying, “I am against the war.”
These activists say :
War is not just bombs and the destruction of our homes. Even before we embark on a war, it seems that the lives of women have already become more difficult. War has focused its gaze on women and moves closer, step by step. We do not want to become the silent victims of this monster. On March 8, 2012 while being denied the opportunity to celebrate the day or express our demands in the streets, we have taken this opportunity to say that we are opposed to war and each of these short films express our reasons for that opposition.
Reality behind the war photos: youtu.be/UcJwc90UesQ
No red alert for children:
War leaves scars on women:
War is a real monster, but unfortunately so is dictatorship and prison. The Iranian blogger Jaarchi reminds  [fa] us that 47 women are imprisoned in Iran for their social and political activities.
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