Hundreds of runners took part in Tehran’s first-ever marathon on Friday, but many women were outraged to find they could only run a short distance in a closed-off stadium.Read more here.
While men ran through Iran’s capital in the morning, women were allowed to run just 10 kilometers (six miles) in Azadi stadium in the afternoon — with no male spectators or officials permitted.
Many were baffled by the move, since there are no rules against men and women running together in Iran — and joggers of both sexes are often seen in parks and public areas.
“I registered but I quit. I took back my 500,000 rials ($15) because we were deceived,” Nasim, an architect in her 30s, told AFP.
hat tip Misanthropic Humanitarian, who asks,
Why don't all those pussy hat wearin' broads go to Iran? It appears the women of Iran need some 'woman power'. I'll start a Go Fund Me campaign.