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March 5, 2007

Half human

How are men and women treated differently under the law in Iran?

* Compulsory hejab for women
* Men can have multiple wives
* Daughters inherit one half, compared to sons
* In court, two female witnesses equal one male
* Women cannot become judges
* Women cannot become the Supreme Leader
* Women cannot become president
* Men can get divorced under any circumstances; women cannot
* Divorced men get automatic custody of children
* Women cannot travel without husband's permission
* Women cannot get a hotel room if traveling alone
* Women cannot sing solo to mixed audiences
* Women are barred from studying many subjects in universities
* Women not allowed to play certain "indecent" sports
* Women not allowed to watch sports in a stadium alongside men
* Women are not allowed to drive bicycles/motorcycles
* ... etc, etc, etc.

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