Author Topic: That poor girl that had the temerity to try to watch a game of football.  (Read 500 times)

ippy

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This poor Iranian girl set fire and killed herself after being prosecuted for trying to get in to watch a game of football, dressed as a man.

It'll be interesting to hear whatever the Iranian authorities will have to say about this, if anything.

I think the whole circumstances surrounding this event stinks of extremely  primitive ignorance, whatever else could it be?

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Re: That poor girl that had the termitary to try to watch a game of football.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 04:47:48 PM »
For info Ippy is referring to this:



I wasn't referring to the BBC's presentation of anything.
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Re: That poor girl that had the temerity to try to watch a game of football.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 05:21:47 PM »
This poor Iranian girl set fire and killed herself after being prosecuted for trying to get in to watch a game of football, dressed as a man.

It'll be interesting to hear whatever the Iranian authorities will have to say about this, if anything.

I think the whole circumstances surrounding this event stinks of extremely  primitive ignorance, whatever else could it be?

I doubt that the Iranian authorities would say anything - just as the UK authorities remained silent, even tried to cover up, the death of a woman that set herself alight in a Barnet Council office (August 2018) in despair at her treatment.

ETA: correct date of incident.
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Re: That poor girl that had the termitary to try to watch a game of football.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 05:39:28 PM »
I wasn't referring to the BBC's presentation of anything.

pardon me for trying to give a bit of context. I will remove it and no-one will have a clue as to what you are babbling about.
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Re: That poor girl that had the temerity to try to watch a game of football.
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 06:47:28 PM »
This poor Iranian girl set fire and killed herself after being prosecuted for trying to get in to watch a game of football, dressed as a man.

It'll be interesting to hear whatever the Iranian authorities will have to say about this, if anything.

I think the whole circumstances surrounding this event stinks of extremely  primitive ignorance, whatever else could it be?

What Iranian girl?

Do you have a link?

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Re: That poor girl that had the temerity to try to watch a game of football.
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 07:23:44 PM »
I doubt that the Iranian authorities would say anything - just as the UK authorities remained silent, even tried to cover up, the death of a woman that set herself alight in a Barnet Council office (August 2018) in despair at her treatment.

ETA: correct date of incident.

I think Udayana is referring to this

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/08/unlearned-lessons-death-of-woman-housing-mental-health-crisis

in case anybody is thinking "I never heard about that" which is what I was thinking. Both cases are pretty bad but it's interesting that I knew immediately what Ippy was referring to but not what Udayana was referring to.
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Re: That poor girl that had the temerity to try to watch a game of football.
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 11:01:22 PM »
I think Udayana is referring to this

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/08/unlearned-lessons-death-of-woman-housing-mental-health-crisis

in case anybody is thinking "I never heard about that" which is what I was thinking. Both cases are pretty bad but it's interesting that I knew immediately what Ippy was referring to but not what Udayana was referring to.

Indeed.
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