Thursday, June 25, 2009
On Iran, Again
It's nearly impossible to find out what is actually happening. Banning journalists from reporting and meddling with communications technology tends to do that. Then again, banning journalists from reporting and meddling with communications technology tends to make me at least think that the government of Iran is not going to play nice.
I have seen truly awful rumors concerning the most recent events. I hope, hope, that they are exaggerated and preferably untrue.
One thing seems pretty certain: Women are playing a major role in the recent demonstrations. Ahmadinejad's last reign was not at all good for women's rights. And no, the women's protests are not about lipstick, silly ABC.