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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


Police Detective

After writing these 20 Must Know Facts about Iran + Map, I must admit to becoming more intrigued about things Iranian, Persian and the like.

I had never seen nor imagined what a policewoman in Iran would look/be like. Now, I know, a little.

Here are at least 14 things, in pix, that Iran’s women police can do that I can’t do, (Well, I do know how to rappel. But not with a manteau on.) Can you?

In Iran, restrictions on women were more severe in the early days of the Islamic Republic.

Females who didn’t cover all parts of their body, except hands and face, were subject to punishment of up to seventy lashes or sixty days imprisonment.

Women were encouraged to stay at home and not seek a job until the Iran-Iraq War started and women’s employment was needed

In the year 1997, Iran women defied the ban on entering soccer stadiums in an act of protest against sex segregation.

An estimated 5,000 women stormed the gates of the national stadium to join 120,000 men in celebration of Iran’s national football team which had returned to the country after participating in the 1998 World Cup

These girls


can do this


and this and this and this…

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.



Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.


  • Naveed says:

    Iranians are a strong nation, anybody can say that any able bodied person can do all of these things, but it requires courage and determination to serve for the country.

  • Mike says:

    This is stupid I can do all those things in the pictures those women are only shooting guns, standing in lines, using one baton to block another, and repelling. Any able bodied person can do all of these things

  • David says:

    They can’t get married without their fathers permission though. Among other things

  • Jen says:

    Mike summed that up quite succinctly

  • Doofas says:

    Um… “Iranians are a strong nation” ?

  • nirmal s maunder says:

    what adress for action.It is really funny.

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