Persepolis: Womens Rights
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Map of Tehran, Iran

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In Iran, women don't have many rights. Men have domination over them. Women have to wear a long black robe covering their whole body. This is called a chador. Women aren't allowed to speak to men in public, wear bright colors or make up. If caught with any of this, you risk being imprisioned.

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In Pakistan, Moves To Ban A Tribal Marriage Custom | Muslim Women News

In Pakistan, Moves To Ban A Tribal Marriage Custom | Muslim Women News | Persepolis: Womens Rights | Scoop.it
Gul Ghotai has bitter memories of the day her suitor proposed marriage. The reason?
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There are many customs in Iran that are unfamiliar and unordinary in other countries. In the past few years, Irand government has been trying to abolish these practices. One in particular, "ghagh". Ghagh "entitles a man to force his marriage proposal on a woman". This is a form of abuse and clearly illutrates the womens rights issues in Iran. Abolishing this practice would help women be more independent and make their own choices.

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Ayatollah, reviewing Islamic law, tugs at ties constricting Iran's women.

Ayatollah, reviewing Islamic law, tugs at ties constricting Iran's women. | Persepolis: Womens Rights | Scoop.it
''Blood money is the price for a human life and the essence of life is driven from the soul,'' he said. ''The soul that God gave women is no less than the soul God gave men.''
Miranda Ryan's insight:

This article related to the book I read in many ways. One obvious reason is the attempt to change the Islamic practice and create equal rights for women as men have. In the book Persepolis 2, Marjane complained about the chardor. She spoke up to her professor against men having more rights on what they can wear. Marjane said, "You don't hesitate to comment on us, but our brothers present here have all shapes and sizes of haircuts and clothes. Sometimes they wear clothes so tight that we can see everything. Why is it that I, as a woman, am expected to feel nothing watching these men with their clothes sculpted on but they, as men can get get excited by two inches less of my head-scarf?". This quotes explains how men have more rights thtan women. After this statement, Marjanes professor allowed her to change the dresscode for school purposes just as the law is trying to change the rights for women.

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Iranian Revolution: Lingering Issues

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"Although the post revolutionary constitution created a presidency, it placed at the top of this new governmental structure the position of a supreme leader who is elected by a religious council and holds the ultimate power in Iran"
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Although everyone has their opinions, it is easy to create stereotypes or single stories about Iran. When the media is talking about what is going on there, you can’t help but judge the ways of their people. According to the article, former President Bush named Iran as “part of what he called the “Axis of Evil” for acting as a state sponsor of terrorism.”. This is a judgment of Iran which also is brought up in the book. One on the nuns that Marjane lives with says to her “’It’s true what they say about Iranians. They have no education.’”. This is a stereotype that was made about Iranians.

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Divorce: Iranian Style

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Divorce: Iranian Style unfolds inside an Iranian divorce court, providing a subtle and intimate look at the lives of women in a country stereotypically as
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This documentary connects with the book I read because toward the end of the book, Marjane and her husband want to get a divorce. This is a difficult thing to do in Iran even if both spouses agree. This divorce in the book is frowned upon because Marjane and Reza had only been married for very few years. Although, her parents were accepting. They even said to Marjane, "...we're very happy with with your decision". In the book, thwey never mention if they finsihed with the divorce, but one would aassume that it is process. Family life in Iran is very diverse. Some families are accepting with certain things, and some not.

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Tens of thousands march for gay marriage in France

Tens of thousands march for gay marriage in France | Persepolis: Womens Rights | Scoop.it
Demonstrators in cities across France, including Paris, call on the government to pass equal marriage bill (RT @UKGaynews: Tens of thousands march for #gaymarriage in #France http://t.co/5USe1xdc #LGBT)...
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I found this article very interesting. To see how many people are passionate about gay rights surprised me. In Persepolis 2, Marjane moved in with eight gay men. Marjanes mother was astonished to find out that she was living with them. This is not accepted in Iran.

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Divorce Puts Women at Risk of Losing Health Insurance, Study Finds - MedicineNet

Divorce Puts Women at Risk of Losing Health Insurance, Study Finds - MedicineNet | Persepolis: Womens Rights | Scoop.it
As if marriage break-ups aren't already difficult enough, each year in the United States about 115,000 women lose their private health insurance after a divorce, researchers say.
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Men, in many relationships are dominant. Especially in Iran. If men hold the job in the family, then women rely off that money and benefits, including health insurance. Getting a divorce "puts women at risk at loosing health isurance". Every year "each year in the United States about 115,000 women lose their private health insurance after a divorce". I have delt with the problem first hand. This is obviously an issue in the United States and a still an issue in iran.

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Epileptic

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Epileptic has 3,927 ratings and 335 reviews. Rose said: Throughout history epileptics have been maligned. Even today they are mistreated in hospitals an...
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I think I would enjoy reading this book because it's about a girl who grows up with an epileptic brother. My mom grew up the same way. Her and my uncle, who sufferers from epilepsy, were their only siblings. She took care of him jusdt as the characters in the book did. It seems interesting.

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Persepolis: A Story of a Return

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“You know, they say in France that translation is like a woman: she is either beautiful or faithful. ”
Miranda Ryan's insight:

        Throughout the book, Persepolis 2, Learned about the culture in Iran, women's rights, the Iranian Revolution, family life and Marriage rules. Family is very important in Iran. They wants what's best for you. Marjanes parents allowed Marjane to go to Austria to attend school and flee from the war going on. The culture in Iran is evident all throughout the book. I learned about many marriage traditions. One "required that we plunge our fingers in honey...and That we suck one another's fingers to begin our marriage on a sweet note." (Satrapi 162).

  I loved this book. I previously read the first one a few years ago. I'm so happy that I chose this book, it keeps you reading on and the pictures really make it exciting. I don't like reading comics or books for that matter but for some reason I really enjoy this series. It takes you behind the scenes of a teenage Iranian girl. They experience the same curiosities and mistakes as many teenagers do in the United States. Its very interesting to read about a life of an Iranian teenager and seeing how they struggle and turn their life around. Its a very inspiring book and definitely one of my favorites.

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Discrimination in Iran's temporary marriage law goes unchecked

Discrimination in Iran's temporary marriage law goes unchecked | Persepolis: Womens Rights | Scoop.it
Iran's sigheh law gives men right to have as many sexual partners as they wish but discriminates against women
Miranda Ryan's insight:

While reading my book, I was curious as to why Marjane was so against just sleeping next to her boyfriend at the time in front of other people. Marjane says, “It embarrassed me to sleep with Enrique in front of all these people. I came from a culture where even kissing in public was considered a sexual act”. This interested me because what makes kissing bad if it were considered a sexual act? I then wondered how The Iranian government felt about sex, especially outside of marriage. That’s when my website came in handy! On the website, I found a blog talking about marriage rights in Iran and how they affect women and 
men. One thing that was stressed in the article was sex outside of 
marriage. The article states, “Sex outside marriage is a crime in 
Iran punishable by 100 lashes or, in the case of adultery, potentially a      sentence of death by stoning”.

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