Outdoing themselves in the misogyny department (well, maybe not – they have a long way to go), the religious psychopaths who run the Islamic Republic of Iran have now banned women from many university courses, inluding English lit and computer science. From the Telegraph:
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.
It follows years in which Iranian women students have outperformed men, a trend at odds with the traditional male-dominated outlook of the country’s religious leaders. Women outnumbered men by three to two in passing this year’s university entrance exam.
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.
Marry a mullah? Wow, there’s a treat. Of course women are outperforming men in US colleges and universities as well, but we don’t have a religion that demands their oppression. Until Islam is reformed, the muslim world will continue its death spiral. Let’s hope it doesn’t take us with it.