A leading Iranian cleric has denounced those women who do not cater sexually to men.
Hojatolislam Hossein Dehnavi discussed the duty of women under Islam at a conference on family issues, according to Fars News Agency, a media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards.
“One of the calamities of our society is that some women do not give authority to their husbands and this is more evident in three groups,” Dehnavi said in explaining the duties of women toward their husbands.
“The first group are those who are older than their husbands and treat their spouses like a mother would, which harms the authority of men. The second group are those who have a higher education than their husbands and because of their financial independence (they) have some attitude, which harms men’s authority.”
In referring to the third group of women, the cleric said, “One of the other duties of women in regard to their men is to take care of their men’s instinctive needs (sexual drive). Do not break their pride and (you must) be more sensitive toward them.”
Boys and girls should not meet in secluded places, Dehnavi said, and should not look at each other with lust and joy in their eyes. And girls, when speaking to boys, should not flirt.
Dehnavi, a cultural specialist for the Islamic regime’s television outlet who holds conferences on the relationships of men and women, often talks about sex in an Islamic society.
“Women have to provide sex to their men anywhere and at anytime,” he said in one released video of his speeches. “Even in her mother’s house, the woman usually refuses and says it’s bad and that her mother could find out, but they should do it and so what if her mother finds out? It won’t be bad as they are not doing anything illegal.”
In another video, Dehnavi decreed that:
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian women have been subjected to the cruelest of punishments and have had their rights taken away.
Despite the promise of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution, that he would allow women freedom of choice in clothing, activities and lifestyle, one of his first orders was to force all women to wear the Islamic hijab, covering their hair and their body. Makeup is banned, and women cannot be seen with anyone other than their husbands or relatives. Anyone caught disobeying the law is subjected to lashing and imprisonment.
Under the Islamic regime, women do not hold equal rights as men on inheritance and marriage and even need their husband’s permission to travel outside the country. Women who abide completely by the rules of the clerics are not immune to their cruelty either. Many women – sometimes as young as 15 – have been stoned to death on bogus charges of adultery.
Today, hundreds of female political and human rights activists and thousands of brave Iranian girls who joined their men to reject brutality and demand freedom sit in jail helpless.
Many have been raped prior to execution as the clerics believe a virgin will go to heaven so the regime wants to deny the prisoners this reward.
However, millions of women in Iran continue to confront the Islamic regime by not adhering to the hijab rule, by wearing makeup and fashionable clothes, holding jobs, owning their own businesses, getting involved in sports, forming bands and holding underground parties and music events.
Iranian designer Farnaz Abdoli has turned the state-required cloaks into fashion through her clothing line Poosh.
An AP story on July 9 covered the flourishing underground music scene despite the fact that many Iranian youth are rounded up once security forces find out their locations.
The AP report was accompanied by the following image, by Vahid Salemi, of female Iranian back vocalist Azadeh Ettehad and violinist Nastaren Ghaffari, members of “Accolade.”
The clerical regime is worried that many woman and men are turning to Christianity and has ordered that converts be arrested and imprisoned.
According to a source in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, even members of the Guards have lost interest in the regime and are looking for ways to either leave the organization or leave the country.
If only the West would understand, he said, that “the regime is more fragile than ever, helping the people would be a better choice than negotiating (over nuclear development) with the despised regime.”
The fall of the clerics would not only go a long way to the stability of the world, but would also reunite old friends, Iranians and Americans, he said.
Reza Kahlili, a pseudonym, worked for the CIA inside Iran in the 1980s and ‘90s. He is the author the award-winning book, A Time to Betray, he serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran.