Does the U.S. fear progressive Iranian women?

The United States is so scared by the progressive thought of Iranian women that it has denied visas to a delegation of Iranian women who seek to attend the 51st conference of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York. At least, that’s the explanation given by the chairwoman of Iran’s Center ...

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The United States is so scared by the progressive thought of Iranian women that it has denied visas to a delegation of Iranian women who seek to attend the 51st conference of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

At least, that's the explanation given by the chairwoman of Iran's Center for Women and Family Affairs.

A couple of weeks ago, I commented on how Iranian women coders are leaving U.S. women coders in the dust. Is Iran now leaving the U.S. behind in progressive thought as well?

The United States is so scared by the progressive thought of Iranian women that it has denied visas to a delegation of Iranian women who seek to attend the 51st conference of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

At least, that’s the explanation given by the chairwoman of Iran’s Center for Women and Family Affairs.

A couple of weeks ago, I commented on how Iranian women coders are leaving U.S. women coders in the dust. Is Iran now leaving the U.S. behind in progressive thought as well?

Hardly. 33 Iranian women were arrested in Tehran yesterday while peacefully protesting recent government pressures on women’s rights activists. So Iran’s moaning about the women’s visas is a bit rich.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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