Its important to note that the Taliban treatment of education for females is not unique to them but is central dogma for Islam in general. The fact that the IRI is now incrementally enforcing these concepts on the enlightened and generally independent minded women and people of Persia is a two fold tragedy. I very much hope Persians figure out how to depose this regime before these few men manage to bring an amazing people and a great civilization all the way to sheer barbarism and drooling superstitious hatred that defines Islam in pretty much all its precepts.
Perhaps if the Israelis do manage the kind of surgical military operations we saw in Gaza in Op Cast Lead it might create the kind of opportunity for rational and freedom loving persians to take back the nation. They almost did it before.
By ZAKIYYAH WAHAB
Published: August 20, 2012
Thirty-six universities in Iran have banned women from 77 fields of study.
The ban, which was first reported Aug. 6 by Iran’s semiofficial Mehr News Agency, came as the results of university entrance exams for the coming academic year were being announced. The restrictions were not noted in previously distributed university leaflets but will affect students for the coming year.
Subjects now open only to men include accounting, engineering and pure chemistry, according to the Iranian news Web site Rooz Online. The University of Tehran, for example, will now accept only male applicants for subjects relating to natural resources, forestry and mathematics. Most petroleum-related subjects have also been made exclusive to men.
“Some fields are not very suitable for women’s nature,” said Abolfazl Hasani, a senior Iranian education official, according to the Rooz Online report.