In the late 1970s Iran went through a political change that alternated the nation. The Shah (king) Mohammad Reza Pahlavi wanted to modernize and westernize Iran in a way similar to the United States.However, Ayatollah Khomeini ( Iran 's religious leader at this time ) did not agree with Shah Pahlavi and wanted to go by the Islamic customs.The differences between these two leaders caused Iran to go in a chaotic state and birthed the Islamic Revolution.
In 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic Republic overthrow the Shah.All over Iran the statues of the Shah were torn down by the supporters of Khomeini.When Khomeini came into power he formed the Islamic fundamentalist government . Islamic fundamentalist are against westernization ,and go by strict rules based off the Islamic customs. After 8 years of imprisonment for being a revolutionary activist, a women named Ana talks about how Khomeini treated the people who were against his politics, and she states
"In 1988 the Khomeini regime killed all the political prisoners, hanged all of them during two months. They actually killed all the …show more content…
After the shah was overthrown, women were given harsh laws. These laws forced them to wear a veil in public and they would be punished if didn’t do so. In the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, she describes how one day her mother did not wear her veil out in public and was confronted by a group of fundamentalist men. They harassed and threatened her because she was not wearing the veil (Satrapi,14). Marjane also was confronted by fundamentalist women for wearing tight pants, a jean jacket, and a Michael Jackson pin that were considered "too punk" (Satrapi,15). By law if you were caught inappropriately dress you were suppose to be tortured and/or possibly