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Women in Iran have been posting photos on social media of themselves riding bicycles, defying a fatwa forbidding them from cycling in public. Are women gaining more rights in Iran?

Women in Iran have been posting photos on social media of themselves riding bicycles, defying a fatwa forbidding them from cycling in public. Are women gaining more rights in Iran?
  • Women in Iran are gaining more rights

    Clearly, women in Iran are getting more rights as evidenced by images of them riding bicycles and defying a fatwa for bidding them from cycling in public, among other actions. However, what is whether or not the government is simply not enforcing the fatwa, or whether they are finally allowing women to have more rights.

  • Yes, women are gaining more rights in Iran.

    Yes, I believe that women are gaining more rights in Iran. A good example of this expansion of rights for women in Iran is that women have been posting photos on social media of themselves riding bicycles, defying a fatwa forbidding them from cycling in public. As educational and economic opportunities extend to women in Iran, their rights will continue to grow.

  • No women are not gaining more rights in Iran.

    No, I don't think women are gaining more rights in Iran. If women were gaining more rights, by definition they would not be defying a fatwa forbidding them from cycling in public. I think social media emboldens them to do things that are against the Sharia law under which they live.

  • No, women are not gaining more rights in Iran.

    Unfortunately, women are not gaining more rights in Iran. It is wonderful that some women are able to ride bicycles (which is forbidden by a Fatwa), but if any of these women are caught, they would be subject to punishment. Most Middle Eastern women do not have very many rights; especially in Iran.


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