October 21, 2010
Combing through Iran news today, I came across an article in one of the . The title was ‘Israeli Women Sell Their Bodies: [Pictures Included]‘ and the first paragraph said:
‘In a blatant act of decadence and social moral corruption, women are displayed for sale in shop windows throughout Israel’s major chain stores’. The article quotes several Israeli papers to back up its claim for this depraved social perversion which is gripping Israel and ends with a paragraph which says:
‘Each woman has a price tag, which also displays her age, weight, size and her country of birth. The pictures below show modern women slavery in Israel, a country which claims to have democracy!’
So the message to the people of Iran is clear, democracy will lead to women being displayed in shop windows as sex commodities, is this what you want?
As I scrolled down to see the images and decide whether democracy should be pursued or not, I noticed the women didn’t look like they were trying to attract customers. The images didn’t look they were trying to entice or provoke men in a sexual way, unless Ahmadinejad supporters find a picture of a battered woman with a black eye sexually enticing! In fact it looked more like a powerful protest against human trafficking and prostitution. The caption for the picture below published in the Iranians news website says ‘Slave market in Israel’.
And sure enough, the truth is nothing like what the pro-Ahmadinejad sites are claiming with their exact same texts. When did Ahmadinejad and his followers ever tell the truth? It was in fact a protest to highlight the problem of human trafficking for the sex industry and the protesters were calling for people who pay for sex to be prosecuted too.
See the version slightly nearer to the truth: