This topic is very important to me. Currently in Iran the Morality Police are taking women into custody and beating them harshly. This has sparked global discussions; people outside of Iran are protesting for the freedom of women. I feel strongly about the freedom of women and believe that everyone should be speaking out in their own way to help the women in need of help against the Morality Police.
The Iranian government has enforced a law that states: in any public place women must cover their heads with a headscarf properly, wear trousers or a floor length skirt and a long sleeved tunic or coat that reaches the knee. People have no say against the government’s strict rules and they can barely spread the news. A news article by The Guardian shows some sites that have been blocked. It stated that, “Access to platforms such as Instagram and whatsapp,” is no longer possible in Iran.
The biggest problem is that lots of social media sites have been banned preventing the news from spreading easily. This has stopped many people from spreading the news and is now in need of us outside of Iran to protest against the morality police and stop this protest. We could threaten to draw sanctions against them stopping their huge companies from making any profit outside of Iran. Although we don’t have the power to draw sanctions ourselves, we can still make a difference by boycotting Iranian stores, products and many other things. This could make a big change.
We could also make more news platforms (with pro fact checkers) to spread the news even faster to the rest of the world. If we can make a big difference these protests will stop and the iranian government will need to stop the morality police as if they are used again then we will protest even more and the same thing will happen. We, together can make a huge difference so join the protests and help.
Gender inequality is everywhere. It is important that we realise that it is in the UK too. Louise Burke on the 8th of october posted an article about the gender pay gap on pocket money she stated: that from a young age, boys earn pocket money as a reward for academic achievement or manual chores Whereas girls are more likely to receive their pocket money for house chores (14% more girls are rewarded for traditional ‘home making’ chores like cooking and washing the dishes than boys).
We need to challenge stereotypes and ensure girls everywhere have equality with boys.