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Sudan's pants law doesn't sit well

September 10, 2009

Re "Sudan jails woman who wore pants," Sept. 8, and "Woman jailed for wearing pants freed," Sept. 9

Sudan is an Islamic country and therefore follows the rules of its religion, but jailing a woman for wearing pants in public has little to do with religion.

This is purely about controlling and keeping women down, to the point where any clothing that resembles a man equals power and frightens countries like Sudan.

I lived in Iran for 10 years and personally saw my female relatives suffer from such ridiculous laws. Even though I am an American now and these laws don't apply to me, I support these women by spreading the word.

Nareh Yaghoubian

Tujunga

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