Iran-Women: Women cannot enter any field, including financial and economic arenas - Khamenei

Women suppression in IranSupreme Leader insisted on gender apartheid

NCRI, September 3 - In an appalling and misogynistic comment, mullahs' Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tried to justify gender apartheid and denying women the right to political and social activity under the medieval theocracy ruling Iran.

In remarks carried by the state-controlled news agency, IRNA, last Sunday, Khamenei said, "Men are suited to enter economic and financial arenas... Women, however, have preoccupations. They must give birth and feed the child, and they are physically, psychologically and emotionally soft. They cannot enter into every field. They cannot tolerate every interaction. These create restrictions for women in financial and economic fields and related activities. Men do not have these restrictions. In this respect, privilege must be given to men because they are strong."

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Based on official results, 61.3 percent of those accepted in the nationwide exams this year were women. Out of five major fields of study, women came in first in three, experimental sciences, mathematics and technical sciences as well as liberal arts. In two other fields, foreign languages and human sciences, women were among the top five.

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