On Protests in Iran, Silence of Feminists, ‘Progressives’ Deafening

The place are the American feminists and “progressives” after we want them? You recognize, the men-versus-women, pro-abortion varieties who say issues just like the reversal of Roe v. Wade represents “males wanting to inform girls what to do with their our bodies”?

Final month, on Sept. 16, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old lady residing in Iran, died in a hospital three days after being arrested in Tehran by the state’s morality police referred to as “Steering Patrols.” Her “crime”? She confirmed an excessive amount of hair beneath her hijab, or headband.

The New York Instances reported: “The police didn’t provide a proof for why Ms. Amini was detained, apart from that it concerned the hijab rule. Her mom stated in an interview with Iranian information media that her daughter was observing the principles and sporting a protracted, free gown. She stated Ms. Amini was arrested as she exited the subway along with her brother, and that his pleas that they had been guests to the town had been ignored.”

In accordance with the BBC: “Eyewitnesses stated Mahsa Amini was overwhelmed whereas inside a police van when she was picked up in Tehran on Tuesday. Police have denied the allegations, saying Ms. Amini had ‘out of the blue suffered a coronary heart downside.’” Nevertheless, at the least one Iranian judicial official, in keeping with state media, stated the lady suffered “a number of fractures … within the pelvis, head, higher and decrease limbs, legs and arms, which point out that the individual was thrown from a top.”

In protest, girls in Iran are chopping their hair, with some taking to social media and burning their hijabs. Two weeks in the past, CNN reported: “Protests have swept by way of greater than 40 Iranian cities, together with the capital ,Tehran. Iranian safety forces have been cracking down on protesters, with a whole lot arrested and at the least 41 killed, in keeping with state media. Some human rights organizations say the dying toll is as excessive as 76.”

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As for Iran, Human Proper Watch states: “Since March 21, 2022, originally of [the] Iranian New 12 months, Human Rights Activists Information Company (HRANA) has documented 306 executions, 130 of them for drug-related prices and 151 of them primarily based on the Islamic precept of qisas, or ‘retribution in sort’ punishments. Between Could 21 and June 21 alone, the group documented 99 executions.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted: “Solidarity with the brave girls and allies in Iran protesting for his or her freedom. Mahsa Amini was senselessly murdered by the identical patriarchal and autocratic forces repressing girls the world over. The best to decide on belongs to us all, from hijabs to reproductive care.” And Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., put out an announcement: “These chargeable for her dying must be held accountable, and the world must be united in preventing towards the policing of what girls put on and the way they present up in society. Banning the hijab will not be a lot completely different than forcing one on girls. Non secular beliefs are private and will by no means be imposed on anybody. (Could God have mercy upon her soul).”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who as soon as stated about President Donald Trump, “We’re going to question this mother-f—er,” and after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, tweeted, “Reproductive rights are human rights that stay beneath menace throughout the nation,” tweeted mildly: “I stand in solidarity with the Iran protests as they combat for a lady’s proper to bodily autonomy and towards police brutality within the wake of the horrifying homicide of Mahsa Amini.”

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As for the remainder of “the Squad,” silence.

No name by American feminists and progressives for the collapse of the totalitarian authorities of Iran. No wholesale condemnation of this police state’s mandate that girls put on the hijab and face imprisonment for failing to take action, or for failing to put on it “appropriately.” No plea that the Biden administration, on the very least, publicly assist the Iranian protesters demonstrating the identical form of braveness as have the Ukrainians following the Russian invasion.

Speak about “males telling girls what to do with their our bodies”! All the weather to make this an Iranian George Floyd second are current. However the relative silence of the Squad has been deafening.


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