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Kurdish men in Iran have launched a Facebook campaign to send a message: being a woman is nothing to be ashamed of. The “Kurd Men for Equality" campaign was started in response to a judge’s ruling that forced a man convicted of domestic abuse to wear women’s clothing as a form of public humiliation.

According to Global Voices, a local court in a Kurdish province of Iran ordered the man be escorted through the streets while wearing a red dress and hijab. Since then, Kurdish Iranians have organised on Facebook to speak out against the ruling, which they say is demeaning to women.

Several men have shared photos on the campaign’s page, along with captions such as:

Hoping for the day that sexuality, gender will not be a way of evaluating humanity.”

For many years, women in my country have been side-by-side with men, wearing men’s clothes, struggling. Tonight I am happy and honoured to wear women’s clothes and be even a small part of the rightful struggle of people to express gratitude and excellence to the women of my country.”

"Woman" means "life".

"We should gather together and condemn this stupidity, brutality and inhumanity against women.  This is the least I can do to support women."

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