To begin with, the majority of Iranian families could not afford to replace both the veil and the chador with the European sense of style. It is also fair to say that Reza Shah’s method of modernization overlooked centuries of Iranian culture when it came to wearing the veil, and the meaning it had to conservative Iranians. Furthermore, it would have made more sense if the Shah took a more gradual path to modernizing Iran. In other words, Reza Shah should have granted women the privilege of deciding the clothing they wore, instead of trying to completely erase the veils existence. This would have probably resulted in the low class women sticking with their cultural attire, while the wealthier women seek beauty from European clothing.
In her younger years, Satrapi easily believed, without hesitation, the details about her government that were told to her. As seen in "Persepolis", she initially believed that the Shah was chosen by Allah to be the leader of her country, just because her teacher told her so (19). After her rejection of god, she began to mature, and her views on her country 's government and leaders were slowly altered. In her work, she aggressively states her own standpoint as she challenges the current stand of the government regarding the usage of the veils (75). Also, in the latter part of the novel, she did not merely keep quiet when her teacher spoke about how the regime had no political prisoners.
To her, hijab symbolises liberation and she is persevered to wear hijab despite the warning given by her buxom aunties and the quizzical looks given to her following the 9/11 attack. Lastly, this essay also covers the views of marriage in Islam and its importance to the mankind. This issue cannot be left out when discussing Love in a Headscarf as other important issues come to exist during her journey in searching for a life companion who is ready to be her partner in seeking the pleasure of Allah. The Islamic perspectives in this memoir are relatable to Muslim women especially to those who live in the European countries as they are highly exposed to the West’s Islamophobic behaviours. Thus, as an Islamic Feminist text, this memoir successfully discusses the struggles faced by Muslim women and how to deal with the issues in an intellectual and Islamic
As a result of societies views during this time, women were expected to follow unbelievably stricter ethical and behavioural codes than men. Harper Lee’s perspective on gender stereotypes in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is extremely controversial as many claim that she does not question women’s roles in society, but in fact seems to reinforce the attitudes during the 1930s. In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Scout and Atticus have a discreet discussion about
In Persepolis, Satrapi challenges negative stereotypes about Iranians through important characters who oppose the Islamic Regime. One way Satrapi challenges negative stereotypes about Iranians is through important characters who oppose the Islamic Regime because she shows individualism. In the chapter The Veil Marjane in the year 1980 shows she doesn’t believe in being forced to wear
Adams main goal was to work with women 's rights. She took many trips out of the country and to different states in order to get a handle on her work and start with the process of gaining the rights. Although she wasn 't capable of bringing her children or husband, she still wanted to go. Most of the time Adams was in France and especially Paris. If she wasn 't in that country, she was somewhere in Europe.
While in the Muslim culture, women are expected to be modest and show nothing but their eyes. However, in both circumstances, women are expected to uphold a certain image, in which is defined by who? Males. In America, women fought for equal rights during the Women’s Suffrage Movement, which first began in 1848, it wasn’t until 1920 that women got what they were longing for. Throughout history, women have fought their way through social
The concept of “reading like a woman” not only applies to being a woman, but rather reading as the “minority” of any given intersection. To read Irie’s character requires reading like a mixed-race, unattractive (by society’s standards) girl, and then the reader can begin to understand why Irie acts the way she does. But one will never fully understand Irie through just her race, class, and gender- one needs to understand all of the problems she faces. As Culler states in the aforementioned theoretical article, “women readers identify with the concerns of women characters,” (Culler 511) even if women characters’ concerns are not only those about gender. Another example of “reading like a woman” in the context of this novel is to read Magid and Millat’s characters as similar versions of one another in race, class, and gender, yet entirely different in personality.
In The Complete Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi, there are a few examples in the story that showed the penetration of western values and culture into the Iranian society. The first example is when Marjane’s parents brought her home merchandise that is representative of western culture. These items included Nike shoes, a Michael Jackson pin, and posters of Kim Wilde and Iron Maiden. Secondly, Marjane visited the black market in Iran where tapes of popular western musicians and bands were sold like Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, and Abba. Lastly, an example of the influence of western culture into Iran was when Marjane’s family would have house parties in order to distract them from what was happening in their country.
INTRODUCTION Women in the Middle East are as diverse a group of individuals as will be found in any region of the world. However, they are often depicted in stereotypical, monolithic ways. What image comes to mind when you think of a woman in the Middle East? It is true that the majority of women in the region are Muslim and many wear hijab, or a headscarf, but this does not give us enough information about what they believe, their cultural practices, and the role they play in their home and community. Often the view of this one item of clothing molds opinions of both the women who wear it and the societies in which they live.