Iran and America both the same. Women denied the right to control their bodies.

Lee Heidhues 10.1.2022

Several thousand people took to the streets of San Francisco to protest the murder by “morality police” in Iran of a 22 year old woman.

What was her alleged offense? Mahsa Amini refused to wear her hijab properly.

It’s positively frightening to realize there are still countries where women are still treated as second class citizens. And are denied basic human rights.

The same can be now said of America where the “morality police”, aka the Supreme Court and Republican legislators, have denied American women the right to choose what to do with their bodies.

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Protesting a woman’s right to choose in America

Excerpted from The Standard 10,.1.2022

A grassroots organization rallied upwards of 5,000 people to the streets of San Francisco on Saturday to call for justice for Mahsa Amini and freedom in Iran.

The rally was organized by the same group of SF Bay Area Iranian American community leaders that organized a human chain across the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 25.

“What’s happening in Iran is the fight towards freedom for all. What you’re witnessing is the biggest movement in the world calling for women’s rights and feminism,” says Farnaz Dadashi, 31, one of the volunteer organizers for the event. 

Amini was a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who was detained by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for allegedly failing to wear her hijab properly. Witnesses say she was beaten while in custody though the police say she experienced heart failure. Amini slipped into a coma and died three days later.

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Thousands marched in San Francisco to protest the death of 22 year old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini at the hands of the “morality police.”

The “Freedom Rally for Iran” crowd repeatedly chanted “Mahsa Amini!” as they marched from Union Square to the steps of City Hall.

Amini’s death has launched protests in Iran and around the world calling for human rights and an end to the country’s dictatorship led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Photos of San Francisco march by Chris Victoria – The Standard