The virtue of a woman is not to stretch her legs – Alizade (The Tsunami)
Alizade in a recent statement said that “the virtue of a woman is not to stretch her legs”.
Alizade 21, is the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.
She claimed taekwondo bronze in the -57kg category during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Alizade is very popular in her country and known as “THE TSUNAMI”
In keeping with Iran’s strict Muslim custom, Alizadeh, then 18, competed at the Rio Olympics wearing a head scarf over her taekwondo uniform and protective gear.
Amid international pressure on Iran after they admitted to have accidentally shot down an Ukrainian flight, killing all 176 people aboard.
Alizade is set to depart from her country permanently.
It was a very hard decision for her but she said it was important for her to defect as she and other one million women means nothing to them.
In an Instagram post, she explained in details why she was defecting to Europe.
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“Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences,” Alizadeh wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday explaining why she was defecting.
“I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years.”
“They took me wherever they wanted. I wore whatever they said. Every sentence they ordered me to say, I repeated. Whenever they saw fit, they exploited me,” she wrote, adding that credit always went to those in charge.
“I wasn’t important to them. None of us mattered to them, we were tools,”
“The virtue of a woman is not to stretch her legs!”
She went on to say that she didn’t want to sit at the table of hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery”.
“My troubled spirit does not fit with your dirty economic ties and tight political lobbies.
I wish for nothing else than for Taekwondo, safety and for a happy and healthy life.
she also added that she was not invited to go to Europe and the decision was more difficult than winning the Olympics.
Alizade insisted she remains an Iranian daughter where ever she is.