Thursday, April 27, 2006

Iranian Women Return to Stadiums

Since I mentioned the other day that Franklin Foer's book How Soccer Explains the World deals with, among other things, the ways in which Iranian women have defied the ban against attending football matches, I thought it was worth nothing here that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has officially decreed that women will be allowed back into the stadiums--albeit in a separate section. Also, it is being characterized as a decision which will promote chastity.

Baby steps, right?

I don't mean to be too sarcastic, actually. This is good news, and I am very pleased that Iranian women will no longer have to disguise themselves as men to watch footie live.

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