Motorbikes the new craze for Iranian Women.
October 27, 2002 8:10 PM   Subscribe

Motorbikes the new craze for Iranian Women. More taboos crumble in Iran, as women sign-up in their thousands for motorbike riding classes. Women have been allowed to drive cars, but not ride bicycles or motorbikes since the Islamic Revoluion. The problem now is to find women motorcyclists able to train those who have shown interest.
posted by Jimbob (4 comments total)
I bet in 10 years Iran will be a wholly different place. Either there will be a peaceful transition to pleasant moderate society, or a jarring revolution. Revolution would do similar things if not more.
posted by abez at 10:46 PM on October 27, 2002

It would be wonderful to see a couple of progressive, modernized, viable nations in the Middle East in the next ten years or so (Iraq's the other, come hell or high water).
posted by donkeyschlong at 12:30 AM on October 28, 2002

I would love top see women come to power in the mid east. After a couple thousand years of men leading the region, I think the whole area could benefit from some fresh ideas.
Kudos to the motorcycle manufacturer for bucking the system and offering up classes to the women too.
posted by a3matrix at 4:35 AM on October 28, 2002

I'm looking forward to the Devil Dolls Tehran cloaks. Cool!
posted by mimi at 5:27 AM on October 28, 2002

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