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Iran's Divorce Rate Stirs Fears of Society in Crisis


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- 3088 days ago - nytimes.com
Divorce is skyrocketing in Iran. Over a decade, the number each year has roughly tripled to a little more than 150,000 in 2010 from around 50,000 in 2000, according to official figures. Nationwide, there is one divorce for every seven marriages



   

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patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 12:03 am
SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN IRAN......
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 12:21 am
Not good
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 4:11 am
Problem for women in Iran is that their husband can divorce them by repeating the formula "I divorce you" three times. Also, the husband is obliged to support them for only three months after the divorce. That's how Mohammed notched up his progressive program. Three months is a lot when previously there was no such thing as taking care of the wife after she had been "cast out".
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 6:04 am
Can you believe that the conservative commentators are comparing divorce to drugs and prostitution? Of course it is these men who do not want change. A woman's role is to serve - do not ask questions and bear children.
But thankfully there are many male family members who are supporting their daughters plights and are giving their moral support during the divorce - quietly of course - but giving it nonetheless.
 

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 9:27 am
"While the change in divorce rates is remarkable, even more surprising is the major force behind it: the increasing willingness of Iranian women to manipulate the Iranian legal system to escape unwanted marriages."

GOOD FOR IRANIAN WOMEN!

 

Dee C (23)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 1:29 pm
You cannot currently send a star to pam because you have done so within the last week.

I absolutely agree with Pam on this....

Thanks Cal..
Noted..
 

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 7:33 pm
(Thanks, Dee!)
 

Colin Hope (201)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 3:50 am
Noted and signed!!
 
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