Thursday, September 22, 2022

KKE: Mahsa Amini's murder is the tip of the iceberg of the blatant social discriminations against women

In a statement about the murder of 22 year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini and the popular mobilizations in Iran, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out:

"We denounce the Iranian regime for the brutal murder of 22 year-old Mahsa Amini by the religious police in the name of “indecent clothing”, as well as the repression against popular mobilizations. The heinous crime is the tip of the iceberg of the blatant social discriminations experienced by women in education, family, even in their clothing features, which have as a basis and starting point outdated and reactionary perceptions concerning woman's position in society. 

The hypocritical declarations and sanctions by EU, USA and NATO officials, who use such dark practices against women in the context of inter-imperialist competitions, do not consist a “protection 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 in all over the world is to strengthen the front against the rotten “values” and the modern reactionism of capitalism society. Rage and indignation towards such heinous crimes can become a force of struggle to uproot the social-class root of woman's unequal position in capitalism and its cultural, religious “envelope”.