This story is so completely crazy you’ll think it’s parody. It’s not. But it’s definitely a good example of just how weirdly conflicting the progressive agenda is.
You may be surprised to discover that in Iran, a country that has strict laws regarding the way women dress, where they go, and what they can and can’t do without a man’s permission, actually has a very high rate of transgender “transition”, second only to Malaysia, according to the Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo.
“Shockingly,” she writes, “in Iran, sex changes are not only legal by fatwa, they are rampant. In fact, Iran takes a backseat only to Thailand when it comes to the number of sex change operations. This is mostly due to religious codes against homosexuality; gay people are often pressured into ‘transitioning’ to avoid penalty of death if they were to act on their homosexuality.”
“Iran is one of a handful of countries where homosexual acts are punishable by death,” a report from the BBC explains. “Clerics do, however accept the idea that a person may be trapped in a body of the wrong sex. So homosexuals can be pushed into having gender reassignment surgery – and to avoid it many flee the country.”
If that’s not the most insane thing you’ve heard all day, that’s probably because 2018 has finally numbed you to how backward the world has gotten.
At any rate, the Iranian “women’s” soccer team has decided to take full advantage of this bizarre cultural trend, as Prestigiacomo explains:
The Iranian “women’s” soccer team has found a loophole. Instead of comprising a team of actual women, they have added on eight full grown men who they claim are transgender and awaiting sex changes.
“The country’s football association was accused of being ‘unethical’ for knowingly fielding eight men in its women’s team,” reports The Telegraph.
“[Eight players] have been playing with Iran’s female team without completing sex change operations,” said Mojtabi Sharifi, an official described as “close to the Iranian league.”
Members of the national team were ordered on Wednesday to undergo gender testing. Iran’s soccer governing body implemented random checks in 2014 after four women’s team players were discovered to be biological men who never underwent a sex change.
Players on the Iranian women’s team are mandated to wear long-sleeved jerseys, pants, and hijabs.
“The names of those who reportedly tested as biologically male have not been disclosed, though we’re pretty sure you could make a decently accurate guess by glancing at the mugs in the team photo,” she adds.
Ironically, female soccer players in Iran already face enough adversity, as no women are allowed in the stadium when men’s teams play, and a women’s team captain, Niloufar Ardalan, was recently prohibited from flying to Malaysia for a game because her husband did not give her permission to travel.
“As a Muslim woman, I wanted to work for my country’s flag to be raised [at the games], rather than traveling for leisure and fun,” she said.
“I wish authorities would create [measures] that would allow female athletes to defend their rights in such situations,” she added.