Did you hear the latest? Mark Morford of the San Francisco Chronicle cites Associated Press Writer Scheherezade Faramarzi: “A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.” I’m curious, how does this “logic” work?
Hojotoleslam Kazem Sedighi, Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader, states: “Many women who do not dress modestly…lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”
The fact is that Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake prone places in the world. For the last two decades, seismologists have warned that the capital will be struck by a catastrophic quake and experts have suggested that the city move out of the area. That is a big order to ask the twelve million people of Tehran to relocate.
How women dress has nothing to do with earthquakes. How about educating society to not go astray? I would like to see a collective effort to stop blaming women for the behavior of men and natural causes. Accountability for oneself is a novel idea.
Maybe it’s just easier to blame women than to look at oneself or reality.
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