Not surprisingly, this legalized system of slavery and oppression has led to a growing sex-trafficking industry that is partially operated by government officials and mullahs themselves. The girls who are forced into this system of sexual and economic slavery are typically transported to various countries in the Persian Gulf and are sold to individuals as well as to established brothels. The budding industry of sexual trafficking of Iranian girls has led to growing concerns about the spread of AIDS/HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases throughout the region.
The feminist group Code Pink runs massive campaigns protesting US pressure on Iran. They consistently seek to undermine that pressure – including violating US travel sanctions, thereby granting legitimacy to the existing regime. And lest you think they’re on the side of the women fighting Islamist gender apartheid, they’re not:
It’s almost like they don’t really care about women’s rights, and just use their thin leftist excuse as a platform for their anti-war activism. Or, more properly, their pro-war activism – just for the other side.
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