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Iranian women fight controversial ‘polygamy’ bill

Headline Title:  Iranian women fight controversial ‘polygamy’ bill 30 November 2011 On a summer night in 2008, the wives of some Iranian members of Parliament started receiving phone calls.“Would you mind if I married your husband – just for a week?” asked the female voice on the end of the line. The callers argued that taking another wife is a Muslim man’s right. By allowing it, the MPs’ wives would be performing a good Islamic deed. Some of the wives hung up in shock. But marrying the MPs was the last thing the callers actually wanted. In reality, they were women’s rights activists…

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