Tag: Apartheid

  • Gender Apartheid in Iran: New Bills Against Women

    Gender Apartheid in Iran:
    New Bills Against Women

    The head of the Judicial Commission of the Islamic Council of Iran has announced an alarming development: non-compliance with the hijab will soon result in an SMS warning, followed by fines and the blocking of the offender’s national ID card, rendering them unable to access social services until the imposed…

  • Gender apartheid in the Middle East

    Gender apartheid in the Middle East

    While the legal reform of Islamic gender relations is certainly possible and necessary, they will not put an end to the patriarchal regime. From a Marxist-feminist perspective, patriarchy is a social system; it is not a product of misbehavior, misunderstanding, or mis-education, although all of these may be present in…