Iran :Olympics and female flag bearer

Kourosh Ziabari, an Iranian blogger, writes that “choosing a female flag bearer for Iranian team was a defeating answer to those who wanted to pretend that the women rights are being violated in Iran.”


  • Robby

    X: You are correct, sort of. Iran’s official unemployment rate is around 15%, which is respectable for an emerging nation, government revenues are way up (thanks to oil prices), and governing spending on the poor has also increased. On the other hand inflation is predicted to hit 28 percent this year, and some experts predict it might be twice that high. Part of the inflation problem is that Iran does not refine its own gas (benzene), so they must buy gas on the open market, making prices are high for Iranians as well.

    The US Dollar is close to record lows vs. most world currencies, yet it still costs almost 9,000 Rials.

    And your claim of 86% literacy is only accurate if you don’t count females, with a literacy rate closer to 70%.

    I’m guessing you don’t actually live in Iran, since you are able to access a web site like Global Voices, which surely must be banned.

  • SabziKhordan

    To all you lovely people, I have but one Naseehat … Get a Job …. :)

  • Robby

    SabizKhordan: Why are you here reading this BLOG?

  • All systems have opporunities to be better. The opportunity to be better exists everywhere we look. Ideas are the power that God has granted humankind to establish this world in the reflection of His world. Ideas should never be punished, women have always been equal in the eyes of God, and all humanity is made from the same dust. Only Unity will bring about a new Iran, only brotherhood will bring unity, and only Iran can bring about a new world. We are all brothers and sisters, given wings to fly through this world to the next. Why do we crawl? The world needs our culture, our thoughts and our efforts, as it did in ancient times. Peace and Blessings upon all of you my friends.

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