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TEHRAN. (Iranart) –When the streets of Tehran are faced with the poverty of naming capable women, woe to other cities, some of which even refuse to allow women musicians to perform public concerts!!

Naming the streets of the capital with the names of high officials Banan, Ruhollah Khaleghi, Yahaghi and Houshang Zarif made our day, a little while ago Shajarian, Entezami, Keshavarz... streets were added to Tehran's reputation, but a few important points in this Names are very interesting:

First: Why do the officials wait for the elders to die, then decorate their names on the streets?! Some of the professors whose names are mentioned in the paragraph above have recently passed away at the age of about 80. What is the reason for all this delay?!

Second: Why are some names on remote streets? However, some of these elites are associated with the Iranian cultural identity and, like Ferdowsi, the main squares of the city, large promenades and possibly highways can be decorated in their name.

Third: Why are urban decision-making centers oblivious to young and middle-aged elites whose cultural and public competencies have been established? Some of the figures of this generation can be living, objective and tangible models for their fellow citizens, just look, in the developed metropolises of the world, there is the courage to proudly erect statues of their living elites.

Fourth: Why, in a very obvious way, the vast majority of urban naming is reserved for men and very rarely, a street is named after a well-known Iranian woman?! From any point of view, this wrong practice transmits negative energy to half of the body of society and leads to frustration and heightened feelings of abnormality such as discrimination. Last summer, two streets were to be named after Forough Farrokhzad and Simin Behbahani, but they stopped in a strange way and it seems that they are trying to be forgotten in silence. Of course, when the name of Lady Simin Daneshvar is displayed on the alley instead of on the street, we must understand what is going on. When the streets of Tehran are faced with the poverty of naming capable women, woe to other cities, some of which even refuse to allow women musicians to perform public concerts!

 

Translated by

Abtin Javid

 

Hossein Hashempoor
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