Iranian Women Fight Polygamy Proposal
globalarabnetwork
01-Feb-2010 (14 comments)

Iranian women’s groups and other rights organisations are fighting a much discussed proposed law which they say would encourage polygamy by allowing a man to take a second wife without the permission of the first in certain circumstances.

The proposal comes at a time when the country has been rocked by protests, in which women have played a major part, following the disputed re-election last June of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Although Sharia law permits a man to take up to four wives, polygamy is not widely practiced in Iran and women have enjoyed greater rights and freedoms than in some other Muslim countries. At present, an Iranian man needs his first wife’s permission to take a second.

A so-called Family Protection Law, proposed by the government in 2008, said a man could marry a second wife on condition only that he could afford both wives financially. The parliament dropped that clause following a wave of opposition from women but is now reconsidering a different version of the provision.

The spokesman for the parliament’s Judicial and Legal Commission, Amir Hussein Rahimi, announced recently that the commission had now approved article 23 of the proposed Family Protection Law that said, “A man can marry a second wife under ten conditions.”

The new version still requires the first wife to give permission, though controversially this would not be required under certain conditions, such as if she is mentally ill, or suff... >>>

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Anonymous Observer

Asteroid

by Anonymous Observer on

You have to realize that when Gholi refers to himself and "several other people" he means the discussions that he has with his multiple personalities, both on and off-line.  Every night, he, "Shah Gholam", "amhb", "iranmilitaryforum" and his various other "avatars" [all located within the deep recesses of his tiny little brain] get together around the dinner table and discuss the events of the day on Iranian.com.  That is how he has reached this conclusion.  


tabar

I have no problem with polygamy

by tabar on

As long as they allow polyandry too! :D


AsteroidX

How funny

by AsteroidX on

not only me but also several other people DO believe you are member of recently formed Israeli government organization to misinform and disinform public especially in North America and Europe.

LOL. That’s all I can say. If anything I am glad my presence here is confusing the likes of you.          :-)))))))

 FYI, if one posts an article, one should be able to support the post in the comments section. It is not a question of telling you what to post and not to post!  If you post something about Israel with regard to Holocaust , book burning, etc we can compare it to IRI …  Also it is a liberal space where people have FUN. I’m not trying to be brilliant but factual. Like you I do not like Hate Speech but if you are confused about what constitutes Hate Speech then complain to JJ . I noticed that you had flagged IranFirst's comment but it has remained. You will find nothing here is hate speech, but free speech. Actually I am far too busy to come to IC but find the site fun, I sneak a look in it now and again in breaks, and I like to support fellow Iranians in the Green Movement. It is a critical time. So tough luck if it makes you  insecure!   If you think I or others have broken any rules please report us to JJ. In fact it is interesting that you accuse others of attacking you personally when you are accusing them of being Israeli Agents. That is all I have to say to your immature rant.

PS: When you learn to spell my name correctly I will start referring to you by your new avatar. Though I really like "Gholi" - it reminds me of a little pet gerbil I had when I was 7 years old.


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AsteroidX

by IranMilitaryForum.net on

First of all, stop calling me other than what my Avatar is, otherwise  you are at it again and it will not be healthy for you.

Secondly, not only me but also several other people DO believe you are member of recently formed Israeli government organization to misinform and disinform public especially in North America and Europe. Several news articles reported formation of such organization per Israeli government official announcements and I have posted one such article here. As for me, I do not believe that you are an Iranian for a second, others have their own opinion. If you are so unhappy with my Israeli/Palestinian posts, simply disregard like I do to most of your posts. On the other hand, who are you to tell others what they can post and what they can't? What rules am I breaking in posting such articles?

It appears that you cannot accept criticism of IRI or those that use Islam in an inappropriate way. You know, things should be open to criticism, otherwise we can never improve our own situation.

I never thought you were brilliant in your comments and this is yet another one. What I do not like is "hate speechs", incitation to violence which all amount to cyber hate crime, disinformation and misinformation. The proof is in the pudding, the amount of anti IRI  posts at IC is simply massive. I have replied far too little to be called IRI propagandist. However, lets look at what you post and how many you post per day at the news section alone. A simple track of your daily posts reveals that you must be having an agenda as a job to have so much time on your hand for the shear number you post. You also, almost never, overlook my Israeli/Palestinian posts w/o a comment. In fact, you leave an unrelated comment at almost every single of such posts of mine. But, that is simply my observation, others have their own opinion.

Lastely,  stop getting personal as I suggested before. Follow the common cyberspace rules and regulations (which really amount to 'common sense'). Last but not the lest, you do not HAVE TO reply to my posts if you can't follow the rules. If you do, that only means one thing and that is you cannot expect to be an active member of this forum, as simple as that!  Between you and I, this is the last time I tolerate your personal attacks against me. There is simply no justification for it, period!Do you understand that?


AsteroidX

Gholi

by AsteroidX on

Calm down. You see us as the enemy, but we are all on the same side you know. There is no racial and religious hatred here. Just free speech, it appears that you cannot accept criticism of IRI or those that use Islam in an inappropriate way. You know, things should be open to criticism, otherwise we can never improve our own situation. Now come on, coming here and accusing people of inciting war/ violence (?!) and of being Agents for Israel does you no favours. And then to be deluded enough to flatter yourself as as "responsible and intelligent ", when in every discussion you have no answer to facts being presented to you when you make ill judged remarks and "IRI" speech. The side I am on is Iranians, not IRI propagandists like you. It is easy to cut and paste every single article you can find about Isreal/ Palestine to suit your own objects, but you are addressing the wrong type of audience here.  Now go and take some Diazepam and put your feet up. You are getting flustered.

 

With regards to  the subject presented : Women's Rights in Iran - what a joke. have a read of the following if you are truly interested in the rights and humanity for Muslim women

Starting at Home, Iran’s Women Fight for Rights

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/world/middleeast/13iran.html

 

"Girls can legally be forced into marriage at the age of 13. Men have the right to divorce their wives whenever they wish, and are granted custody of any children over the age of 7. Men can ban their wives from working outside the home, and can engage in polygamy.

By law, women may inherit from their parents only half the shares of their brothers. Their court testimony is worth half that of a man. Although the state has taken steps to discourage stoning, it remains in the penal code as the punishment for women who commit adultery. A woman who refuses to cover her hair faces jail and up to 80 lashes.

Women also face fierce resistance when they organize to change the law. The Campaign for One Million Signatures was founded in 2005, inspired by a movement in Morocco that led to a loosening of misogynist laws. The idea was to collect one million signatures for a petition calling on authorities to give women more equal footing in the laws on marriage, divorce, adultery and polygamy.

But Iran’s government has come down hard on the group, charging many of its founders with trying to overthrow it; 47 members have been jailed so far, including 3 who were arrested late last month. Many still face charges, and six members are forbidden to leave the country. One member, Alieh Eghdamdoust, began a three-year jail sentence last month for participating in a women’s demonstration in 2006. The group’s Web site, www.we-change.org, has been blocked by the authorities 18 times."

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Human Rights Defenders Prevented from Leaving Iran; Women’s Rights Advocates Arrested

http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2009/05/advocatearrests/

Narges Mohammadi, the vice president and spokeswoman of the banned Iranian human rights group Defenders of Human Rights Center and a member of the National Peace Council, and Soraya Aziz Panah, the Executive Director of the Center to Clean Mine Fields, were prevented from leaving Tehran on 7 May 2009. They planned to take part in an international women’s conference in Guatemala, organized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Their passports were confiscated at the airport by an agent from the President’s Office. They were summoned to appear in the Revolutionary Court within 72 hours.

“Once again, Iranian authorities have violated the rights of respected civil society activists in preventing them from leaving the country to attend important international events,” stated Hadi Ghaemi, spokesperson for the Campaign.

The Defenders of Human Rights Center, founded by Nobel Peace laureate and human rights Lawyer Shirin Ebadi and others, has been closed since 21 December 2008, when government agents raided an event celebrating the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The Campaign appealed to Iranian authorities to allow the Center to open and carry on its assistance to Iranian citizens.

“Neither the government nor the citizens benefit in any way from illegal and repressive actions, which close human rights groups and prevent their members from participating in international events abroad,” Ghaemi said. “Such actions show a state apparatus afraid of human rights and afraid of the truth about Iran reaching the international community.”

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For Women interested in Women Rights, see website "Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran (WFAFI)". 

http://www.wfafi.org/

 


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by IranMilitaryForum.net on

shah gholam or IRanianmilitary forum, you really have the galls to even talk about spewing hate. You spew hate, military action against the West and anti-IRI dissidents, the "infidels" and those who don't believe in your brutal version of Islam on this site everyday of the week and now you complain about inciting hate???

I would like to see you trying to win your case in court. How about it??

Go ahead, make my day! Regardless, that still does not remove the responsibility off of your shoulder to restraint from spewing racial and religious hatred as the law requires. No amount of hate for anyone or any entity would be a ticket to step out of bounds even in virtual world, which is a regulated space just in case you did not know!!!

Astroid,

On the contrary I am doing IC a big favor to keep a watchful eyes on those loose individuals that could possibly put the very existance of site into jeoperdy thus leaving most responsible and intelligent members at loss.

Now, which side are you on?

Interesting that those who don't care at all for Human dignity or Human Rights and support rape, torture and crimes against humanity in Iran would suddenly take advantage of the system in a free country to silence critical voices against a barbaric religion and ideology that has been killing tens of thousands of Iranian citizens over the last 31 years.

More intersting is that those who PRETEND to care about human dignity, Human rights. I take it you have no clue what those very words mean since if you did you would never support religious incitement in any form and shape. You do that simply because you justify your actions with your hate. Further, it has been individuals like you who are taking advantage of the relaxed system at IC to incite violence or be a proponent of it. I am simply raising some very common sense realities that some seem to disregard at the expense of IC and ultimately the site that they disgrace.

Hope you will be on the responsible side!

As a rule, best is to stick to the subject presented when replying to whatever post. Avoid personal attacks, that is normally the begining of walking into unwanted territory. If you can't control yourself, then you should not be here to begin with!

Cheers!


vildemose

shah gholam or

by vildemose on

shah gholam or IRanianmilitary forum, you really have the galls to even talk about spewing hate. You spew hate, military action against the West and anti-IRI dissidents, the "infidels" and those who don't believe in your brutal version of Islam on this site everyday of the week and now you complain about inciting hate???

I would like to see you trying to win your case in court. How about it??


AsteroidX

Gholi

by AsteroidX on

You can be convicted for your actions along with justification for an injunction shutting down the Web Site (Iranian.com) containing the threats, as well as millions of dollars in damages. 

Now you are threatening to sue IC? Please please go ahead, we are rooting for you. Less talk more action please.


DariusMazdak

To the supporters of the Islamic Rapist Regime

by DariusMazdak on

Interesting that those who don't care at all for Human dignity or Human Rights and support rape, torture and crimes against humanity in Iran would suddenly take advantage of the system in a free country to silence critical voices against a barbaric religion and ideology that has been killing tens of thousands of Iranian citizens over the last 31 years. 

 Stronger than your sword is my spirit :) 

Payandeh Iran 


Louie Louie

Have a good evening Mr.

by Louie Louie on

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by IranMilitaryForum.net on

I don't think Islamists can (or should) be deported in US or West, as long as they follow the laws and rules of the civilized world and not the barbaric Islam and Sharia. There are legal ways to confront the idiots in free societies. Some of the muslim savages (the kind that thinks honor killing is O.K) even tried to pass a watered down sharia (for muslims) in Canada few years ago. But thanks to efforts of people (and many Iranians) the idiots Muslims's proposed changes  were soundly rejected.

Iranfirst,

You have on numerous occasions violated your first amendment rights by openly resorting to online "hate speech" against a religion and those who adhere to that religion.  Your direct threats and incitements to violence amounts to 'Cyber Hate Crime' and violation of array of laws.  You can be convicted for your actions along with justification for an injunction shutting down the Web Site (Iranian.com) containing the threats, as well as millions of dollars in damages. 

If I were JJ, I would not hesitate a second to ban you for good and perhaps submit your particulars to authorities to safeguard the future of Iranian.com.

Have a good evening!


IranFirst

may be not

by IranFirst on

I don't think Islamists can (or should) be deported in US or West, as long as they follow the laws and rules of the civilized world and not the barbaric Islam and Sharia. There are legal ways to confront the idiots in free societies. Some of the muslim savages (the kind that thinks honor killing is O.K) even tried to pass a watered down sharia (for muslims) in Canada few years ago. But thanks to efforts of people (and many Iranians) the idiots Muslims's proposed changes  were soundly rejected.


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Iranian Women Fight Polygamy Proposal

by IranMilitaryForum.net on

 

Good luck! may be they can also come to the US to undo a few hundered years old deep rooted 'Arab' Poligamy in the US too! :) 


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