Iranian Women are Apparently Too Awesome For Competitive Academics
So, in a totally surprising and absolutely not forewarned move on the Iranian government’s part, women in Iran are now going to be legally banned from taking 77 BA and BSc university courses. These courses include English literature, English translation, hotel management, archaeology, nuclear physics, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and business management. So basically any potentially lucrative major ever.
And what brought on this insanely inhumane nod to primitivism? Why, women’s overachieving brains that’s what!
Yup. In a country where 65% of all college students are women and where the ratio of female to male graduates is the highest in the entire world, these overachieving women are being discriminated against for being so smart.
I’ll pause for a second and give you all a chance to pick your jaws up off the floor.
According to the Science and High Education Minister, Kamran Daneshjoo, this adjustment is necessary in order to restore “balance.”
WHAT?! So the women have to get screwed out of taking advantage of their career opportunities and following their passions because their male counterparts are just not smart enough to compete with them? UGH. This kind of ignorant primitivism is exactly the reason why I’m such an adamant feminist.
I don’t even know how this decision is going to make Iranian women just give up and be all like, “Well, I guess we should all stop fighting for our rights and pursuing our futures and just stay home and give birth to a soccer team!” If anything, this is probably going to make the Iranian women even more stubborn and resilient about living up to their academic potential.
All I can personally see this kind of decision proving is this: Women are awesome. So awesome in fact that horribly insecure men have to try and restrict their awesomeness by legislating insane laws just to try and keep up with them.
Guys, don’t fight the awesomeness. Embrace it. Share the load with the other half of humanity. I mean, honestly, you are all seriously due for a much deserved break.
All my love!