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No Equality For Iranian Women

May 23, 1993

Wright states that under Iran's Islamic system, it takes two female witnesses to equal the testimony of one man in court. Unless I'm doing my arithmetic incorrectly, that means that in Iran a man is valued as one whole human being, and a woman's value is one-half that.

But Islam is not alone in this matter. If all human souls are pieces from the same God, and therefore completely equal, why do most religions expect the female half of the human population to subjugate itself to the male half just because they have a different set of genitals?

ANNIE CAROLINE SCHULER

West Hollywood

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