The Iranian Revolution And Iran Essay

1589 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
The Iranian Revolution took place in 1979. Reza Shah had plans to modernize and westernize Iran, but while this was taking place, oil was discovered in Iran. The Iranian revolution was the overthrowing of the Pahlavi dynasty, the ruling house in Iran, which was a monarchy. This was led by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. He was supported by the United states. One of the leaders of the revolution was Ayatollah Khomeini, who was an Iranian religious scholar. He did not believe in equality for women in Iran. In 1980, Iraq and Iran went to war against each other. This essay argues how much of a struggle it was for young females to grow up during the Iranian Revolution and war. Many changes happened during the Iranian Revolution. In Iran it was prohibited for females to wear clothing that showed their body. In 1980, the veil was introduced to young girls and mandatory to wear during school. Ayatollah Khomeini believes that women are going in the streets naked and turning the population to workers because they were unveiled. In reality, girls and women were not walking around naked, but the government believed if they did not wear the veil and clothes that covered their figure it was like being nude. Females were not allowed to show their hair or face. They were not allowed to wear makeup either. Also in 1980, they declared bilingual schools a symbol of capitalism. Girls were not only veiled but separated from their friends. Some of the mothers protested in the streets against the…

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