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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-21-09 04:36 PM
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38. Hahahahahaha!!!
Don't mean to laugh, but that reminds me of those "International ANSWER" jokefests in DC. Every asshole with a gripe in the world shows up and demands to babble on self-importantlly on stage, but the reason that the masses were there wasn't to Free this Guy Who Was Wrongly Imprisoned, or Fight The Power on (Fill in Fringe Issue Most People Never Heard of), it was to protest the war.

As a consequence, the purpose of the protest, for those who were there to protest the war, was neatly diluted and bordered on meaningless.

There was no strong FOCUS at those things, and they just didn't transmit any urgency or fierce determination to the nation at large. I'll probably get called names for pointing this out, but oh well!

I haven't seen any of Derby's other posts on this issue, but as a stand-alone matter, hijab probably will become optional (once again) in post-clerical Iran (when that day comes). During the peaceful, pre-violence protests earlier in this process, many of the younger women were eschewing the scarf, or wearing it in "non-Islamic" fashion, as a a way to communicate their protest, ensuring they were surrounded by male fellow students who would watch their backs for them.

This woman would be beaten if walking the street, in hijab like this, alone:

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