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Press Office of the CC of the KKE

Mahsa Amini's murder is the tip of the iceberg of blatant social discrimination against women

In a statement about the murder of 22 year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini and the popular demonstrations in Iran, the Press Office of the CC of the KKE stresses the following:


"We denounce the Iranian regime for the brutal murder of 22 year-old Mahsa Amini by the morality police in the name of “indecent clothing”, as well as the repression against popular demonstrations. The repulsive crime is the tip of the iceberg of the blatant social discriminations experienced by women in education, family, and even their clothing, which are based on outdated and reactionary perceptions concerning women's position in society.

The hypocritical declarations and sanctions by EU, USA and NATO officials, who use such obscurantist practices against women in the context of inter-imperialist competition, do not consist a “protective shield” against multi-faceted violence for any woman like Amini. After all, these are the same forces that, at the same time, support regimes in other countries that apply the same practices against women.

The answer to obscurantism and regression at the expense of women's rights all over the world is to strengthen the front against the rotten “values” and the reactionary turn of capitalist society. Rage and indignation towards such heinous crimes can become a force of struggle to root out the social-class causes of woman's unequal position in capitalism and its cultural, religious cloak.