‘Kurd men for equality’

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Men wear women's clothes to send a message to local government.


Kurdish men in Iran have launched a Facebook campaign to send a message: being a woman is nothing to be ashamed of. The "Kurd Men for Equality" campaign was started in response to a judge's ruling that forced a man convicted of domestic abuse to wear women's clothing as a form of public humiliation.



According to Global Voices, a local court in a Kurdish province of Iran ordered the man be escorted through the streets while wearing a red dress and hijab. Since then, Kurdish Iranians have organised on Facebook to speak out against the ruling, which they say is demeaning to women.

Several men have shared photos on the campaign's page.


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  1. What an absolutely fantastic protest from real men! Good for them!!

    Lets see some atheist men joining in as well. Just to prove they have actually entered the 21st century when it comes to women as well.

    • In reply to #1 by atheistengineer:

      What an absolutely fantastic protest from real men! Good for them!!

      I agree! Now this is the kind of protest I can really get behind in every way.

      Let’s hope this protest spreads. Or if guys dont want to walk around in full dresses then let them have a lipstick day! That’ll make the Ayatollas’ heads explode! The clerics are all wearing dresses anyway, why shouldn’t all guys do it? It’s plain to see that the Kurd guys in dresses are brave and the Islamists in dresses are afraid of girls.

      • In reply to #2 by LaurieB:

        In reply to #1 by atheistengineer:

        What an absolutely fantastic protest from real men! Good for them!!

        I agree! Now this is the kind of protest I can really get behind in every way.

        Let’s hope this protest spreads. Or if guys dont want to walk around in full dresses then let them have a lipstick day! That’ll make the Ayatollas’ heads explode! The clerics are all wearing dresses anyway, why shouldn’t all guys do it? It’s plain to see that the Kurd guys in dresses are brave and the Islamists in dresses are afraid of girls.

        Here’s a scribble for you

        One of these men is wearing a dress

        • In reply to #11 by aquilacane:

          In reply to #2 by LaurieB:In reply to #1 by atheistengineer:What an absolutely fantastic protest from real men! Good for them!!I agree! Now this is the kind of protest I can really get behind in every way.Let’s hope this protest spreads. Or if guys dont want to walk around in full dresses then let them have a lipstick day! That’ll make the Ayatollas’ heads explode! The clerics are all wearing dresses anyway, why shouldn’t all guys do it? It’s plain to see that the Kurd guys in dresses are brave and the Islamists in dresses are afraid of girls.Here’s a scribble for youOne of these men is wearing a dress

          :-) :-)

    • In reply to #1 by atheistengineer:

      What an absolutely fantastic protest from real men! Good for them!!

      Lets see some atheist men joining in as well. Just to prove they have actually entered the 21st century when it comes to women as well.

      What a great way to spoil an excellent protest move by inserting two bigoted assertions by implication: 1 – that atheist men haven’t entered the 21st century already when it comes to women, and 2 – by tangling up ethnicity with religious affiliation to presume that “Kurds” and “atheists” are disjoint sets with no overlap between them.

      • In reply to #9 by Steven Mading:

        In reply to #1 by atheistengineer:What an absolutely fantastic protest from real men! Good for them!!Lets see some atheist men joining in as well. Just to prove they have actually entered the 21st century when it comes to women as well.What a great way to spoil an excellent protest move by inserting two bigoted assertions by implication: 1 – that atheist men haven’t entered the 21st century already when it comes to women, and 2 – by tangling up ethnicity with religious affiliation to presume that “Kurds” and “atheists” are disjoint sets with no overlap between them.

        Sorry not talking about atheist men in general just some atheist men. Please don’t feel you can’t join the protest tho, I think its a first for this site!

    • In reply to #4 by phil rimmer:

      This is a brilliant and fun campaign. I hope it’ll run far and wide. I wonder if there isn’t an international gender equality cross dressing day to be had out of this?

      Oh yes Phil! I think you’re really onto something here!

  2. As long as they can get away with it fine. I just hope they won’t be arrested as gay and executed. Yeah, that’s about as much faith as I have in Sharia Law.

    In other news, reports of various mullahs and imans fancying the Facebook men in women’s clothes, have not been confirmed.

  3. We need to keep abreast of this and check to see if these men who participated in the protest move get into any legal trouble for it later, and mount a defense campaign if they do. It takes some serious courage to take on not ONLY the social stigma this will generate but also the legal risk it incurs in a country with religious police forces.

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