There are times when in face of a crime in progress silence is not only unacceptable, it makes one’s avowed humanitarian values questionable.
The case in point is the Western feminists, Hollywood elite, particularly women, who talk the feminist talk, but do not always take the walk and stroll past the ones that do not suit their ideological agenda.
“Nazanin Boniadi is an actress on 'Counterpart' (Starz) and in the upcoming film 'Hotel Mumbai.' She previously starred on 'Homeland' and in 'Ben Hur.' Boniadi is also a board member at the Center for Human Rights in Iran, a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former spokesperson for Amnesty International USA .
In an opining piece she in part says:
“The bravery of the women recently protesting in Iran stiffened my resolve to participate in the 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles. As a decade long advocate for women, I felt compelled to use my freedom of expression to demand theirs. Though I walked alongside people of diverse political persuasions, I felt empowered by a common purpose -- a world in which the rights of women and girls are protected and respected.
While I was encouraged by the numerous signs supporting women, I was disheartened that in this time of female solidarity we were largely ignorant of our counterparts in Iran, who just weeks prior to our march had risked arrest or worse to take to the streets and demand their inalienable rights.”
Lets hope the ignorance that Nazanin speaks of is not intentional and will soon be replaced by wholehearted support.
Student of Middle East history know Iran has always been the trendsetter in the region, supporting Iranian women yearning freedom and demanding an end to Islamist fascists' gender apartheid will have positive effect(s) across the region.
Airtight sanctions, a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.