Originally Posted by lonewolfpoet
Sorry, but denying somebody employment because they are single has nothing to do with the secrets of sex and trying to draw any parallel is simply ludicrous. Also if you read the whole article the single men are also being told to get married or get fired. Also this is new not something already in place otherwise they wouldn't have been employed in the first place.
My intent wasn't to draw parallels between the two, it was to point out that cultural practices are all relative. Something we as Canadians deem ethically unjust or strange, such as educating about the secrets of sex upon marriage or denying women unemployment, are seen as products of everyday life in Iran.
In many cases these practices are built around religious foundations, and Iran is an Islamic country, how can we as Christians dispute an Islamic value system when all we've ever had to relate to is a value system with Christian principles? The Iranian political establishment might seem extreme to a left wing Christian Canadian, it's wholly possible that the American political establishment is perceived as extreme by right wing Islamic Iranians.
Iranians are taught from a young age to be devout Muslims and live by the Islamic code so it's entirely possible that what we argue in this thread is not even a point of dispute in Iran.