January 26, 2009

Iran Fines Soccer Officials for Mixed Mens/Womens Game: Several team officials were suspended in Iran for violating Islamic law by allowing a women's team to face its youth men's team.

posted by jjzucal to soccer at 12:58 PM - 5 comments

Go Cougars!? Ok, Ok, I got nothing...

posted by sfts2 at 01:14 AM on January 27, 2009

What outrage would have occurred if the women had won, I wonder.

posted by BoKnows at 01:44 AM on January 27, 2009

Hangings, maybe!

posted by jjzucal at 08:49 PM on January 27, 2009

They're nutty about the women folk there. Women also can't sing solo on recordings - they can only sing in a group of voices, and as backup.

That's so specific! I mean, talk about breaking down oppression to the minutae.

My girlfriend is Persian. She'lived in Tehran her whole life and she loves it there. But she doesn't want to go back. She loves being free. And bacon. She fucking loves bacon.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:59 PM on January 27, 2009

Off topic, but hey Weedy - have either or both of you seen 'Persepolis'? Not so much about the freedom to enjoy football or bacon, but more about feminism, politics and punk rock.

posted by owlhouse at 06:27 PM on January 28, 2009

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