HOT BLAST: Iran in the middle of a sexual revolution
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Female supporters of the Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, seen on poster, at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Female supporters of the Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, seen on poster, at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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The AP reports that during remarks made this morning in Vienna, "Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency says negotiations with Iran to restart the probe 'have been going around in circles.' "

If that sounds like more of the same from Iran and its nuclear ambitions, then this recent Foreign Policy article, might turn your head:

"While not necessarily positive or negative, Iran's sexual revolution is certainly unprecedented. Social attitudes have changed so much in the last few decades that many members of the Iranian diaspora are shellshocked when they visit the country: 'These days Tehran makes London look like a conservative city,' a British-Iranian acquaintance recently told me upon returning from Tehran. When it comes to sexual mores, Iran is indeed moving in the direction of Britain and the United States -- and fast." (emphasis ours)

It concludes: "
Slowly but surely, Iran's sexual revolution is exhausting the ideological zeal of a state that is wedded to the farcical notion of a utopian society and based on brittle, fundamentalist principles. In New York, Sex and the City may be empty and banal, but in Iran, its social and political implications run deep."





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