June 13, 2006, - 2:30 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s a buzzkill to be a chick in Iran.
First they’re not allowed to cheer for their loser national soccer team, which got trounced by Mexico in the World Cup. (They’ve been banned, since 1979, from attending soccer games in their homeland. Their ankles and noses might turn someone on, and a riot could start.) Now, they get beaten for the crime of talking and asking for equal rights. And, oh, wanting to make it illegal for Iranian men to have four wives.
Yesterday, the Iranian police beat the women with batons and shields. And arrested 70 of them. Religion of peace, baby! And not a peep from Martha Burk, Gloria Steinem, or any of the sagging American bra-burner crowd.
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