Handmaid's Tale

Burqa, Hijab, Handmaid

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman was detained for allegedly failing to adhere to hijab (headscarf) rules in Iran. She died at a morality police detainment center. Protests have broken out in Iran following Amini’s death with thousands of women burning their veils and hijabs.

President Ebrahim Raisi warned that protesters would be dealt with “decisively” after days of nationwide unrest. Over 35 people have died during these protests that have broken out in over 40 cities. Protesters are demanding an end to violence and discrimination against women as well as an end to compulsory wearing of the hijab.

Women in Iran and Afghanistan don’t want to be suppressed any longer by their ultra-conservative governments. Here in the USA, ultra-conservatives are also working hard to subjugate women and take choices away from them. It’s all about control.

Republicans want the United States to be governed like Iran and Afghanistan, with religion. They want to force their “values” on the rest of us. First, they take away the right to choose, then the right to vote, and ultimately, the right to choose what to wear.

The morality police in all three nations need to be done away with.

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