Iran:Iranian women play rugby football

irfuny blog has published several photos of Iranian women playing rugby football in Iran.

2 comments

  • They are not playing American football but rugby football. Thanks for the link!

  • I’m wondering about the status of women’s rugby in Iran as compared to association football (soccer). I have written about efforts of sport authorities in the country to work toward segregated seating for women and men at national football matches — “Iranian Officials Say Coed Attendance Remains Possible, Despite Sharia’ Ban” (http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=215), 30 Dec 06 — and about women’s soccer as a participatory sport.

    Is rugby another sport in which women might push against the restrictions on women under rule of the clerics?

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