Iran’s answer to fears of sexual harassment? Fire the women!

women municipality

 

It’s acts like these that make Iran so hard to understand: Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the mayor of Tehran and presidential candidate in the last presidential election, fired the women in his municipality because he felt that women who had male bosses were put in compromising positions which might lead to losing their dignity. They were fired “for their own comfort and well-being”.

That’s how Iran deals with sexual harassment: Instead of finding ways to limit incidents, to create an infrastructure that would intimidate and punish harassers, “simply” punish the women and their families who already live in harsh economic times.

Mr. Ghalibaf, how much more comfortable do these women feel now that they have less money to feed their families? How did firing them increase their level of well-being? The only people that you helped are the men who will get the jobs of the women who were fired and yourself for not having to deal with sexual harassment in your municipality in a fairer way.

 

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/07/tehran-municipality-fires-women-staff.html

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/07/tehran-mayor-responds-segregation.html

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Iran’s answer to fears of sexual harassment? Fire the women!

  1. Pingback: Growing Gender Segregation in Iran | IRAN 24/07

  2. Pingback: Gender Segregation in Iran Lands British Iranian Woman in Jail | IRAN 24/07

  3. Pingback: Larijani’s speech at UPR nominated for Oscar | IRAN 24/07

  4. Pingback: Iran is the SHARK within Rouhani’s WAVE | IRAN 24/07

  5. Pingback: Iran’s Future Now in Women’s Hands | IRAN 24/07

  6. Pingback: Help Free These Brave Iranian Women | IRAN 24/07

  7. Pingback: Fan the Sparks of Feminism in Iran | IRAN 24/07

  8. Pingback: #MenInHijab | IRAN 24/07

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s