Thorn in the side of Iran's conservative Majlis

30 May 2005
When I read "this article":http://news.ft.com/cms/s/05e6eb14-cf14-11d9-8cb5-00000e2511c8.html from the Financial Times, I was reminded of the extraordinary courage of Iranian women and the significant role they've played in every 20th century revolutionary movement in Iran. Sadly, after each movement (the 1906-11 Constitutional Revolution, the 1951 oil nationalization, and most notably the 1979 revolution) achieved "victory", women's rights issues were shunted aside. Women like Ms. Alinejad will likely ensure that doesn't happen again.

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