Gender and Politics in the media

36 universities in Iran have banned women from 77 fields of study.

Universities in Iran Put Limits on Women’s Options New York Times Thirty-six universities in Iran have banned women from 77 fields of study. The ban, which was first reported Aug. 6 by Iran’s semiofficial Mehr News Agency, came as the results of university entrance exams for the coming academic year were being announced. The restrictions were not noted in previously distributed university leaflets but will affect students for the coming year. Subjects now open only to men include accounting, engineering and pure chemistry, according to the Iranian news Web site Rooz Online.

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