Iran removed illustrations of girls from the front covers of a third-grade math textbook, prompting dozens of Iranians to take to social media platforms to call out the Ministry of Education.
Iran’s department of Eduction removed picture of girls from 3rd grade Math book cover! Just a reminder that Iranian Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani who was the first women in the world that received the highest award in Math! You can delete female pictures but not their success! pic.twitter.com/gjJucqKYCA— Leila Jamoosian (@Leilajamoosian) September 11, 2020
#Iran's Ministry of Education said the pics of girls were removed from this year's 3rd-grade math books due to "artistic, aesthetic and psychological" reasons and because the front cover was "too crowded".— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) September 10, 2020
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