Friday, September 18, 2009

Paper Topics

This semester, it is all about writing papers. I have to come up with four different topics for four different classes.

I am still trying to decide what I will write about in each of the classes, but I have nailed one down. I am going to write for my Comparative Constitutionalism class a paper about equal rights for women in Iran.

A curious thing about the Iranian constitution is that it guarentees equal rights to both men and women, with a caveat. That caveat is "according to Islamic law." Iran is a nation which has a state religion, but goes one step further. In Iran, the citizens are bound by Islamic law, which acts as legislation in itself. So that poses the question of whether there could ever be equality under the law afforded to women?

As I delve into the topic more, I will post updates.

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