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Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother's home.

Shirin Ebadi

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They denied that Ebadi's activities were directly related to the goals of the prize as originally stated by Alfred Nobel. The Iranian foreign ministry subsequently denied the confiscation and also criticised Norway for interfering in Iran's affairs. It is not religion that binds women but the selective dictates of those who wish them cloistered.

She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize. In 2009 Ebadi's award was allegedly confiscated by Iranian authorities though this was later denied by the Iranian government. In 2004 Shirin Ebadi was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the "100 most powerful women in the world".

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