Life in iran“Not withhout my daughter”<br />By: Monica Damron<br />
Not without my daughter<br />Written by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer<br />True story of a mother and daughters experi...
Iran<br />
Subject to male dominance<br />Women were to remain at home and care for the children<br />Men worked and provided the inc...
Betty’s experience<br />Betty agreed to go on vacation to Iran for two weeks, her husband had promised on the Koran, that ...
Koran<br />Islamic Bible<br />
The embassy<br />Could not help her unless she was willing to leave her child <br />Could keep in contact with her family ...
The escape<br />Moody had been called away for an emergency<br />Betty and Mahtob began their journey to a man that had pr...
Their escape route<br />MILES<br />500<br />
Today: Betty Mahmoody<br />Has written another book called “For the Love of a Child”; about other stories from parents who...
Today: Mahtobmahmoody<br />Mahtob never again saw her father;<br />She is now 31 years old;<br />She is a public speaker a...
Today: Moody<br />SayyadBozorgMahmoody “Moody” died in Iran on August 23, 2009 of Kidney Failure;<br />He wrote a book in ...
My opinion<br />I am glad that I am a United States citizen<br />I am not subject to male dominance<br />I can wear what I...
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  1. 1. Life in iran“Not withhout my daughter”<br />By: Monica Damron<br />
  2. 2. Not without my daughter<br />Written by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer<br />True story of a mother and daughters experience and escape from Iran<br />Has been made into a motion picture<br />Chose to read this book due to a recent cesarean section and could not travel <br />
  3. 3. Iran<br />
  4. 4. Subject to male dominance<br />Women were to remain at home and care for the children<br />Men worked and provided the income<br />Women could only do as the husband had instructed<br />Women were submissive<br />
  5. 5. Betty’s experience<br />Betty agreed to go on vacation to Iran for two weeks, her husband had promised on the Koran, that they would return afterwards<br />They left on in August 1984<br />She soon learned that she nor, their daughter, Mahtob would be returning to the United States<br />She began to live a submissive life as an Iranian woman<br />She wore the rusari (to cover her hair) and the chador (to cover her body), it’s much like a loose fitting trench coat<br />
  6. 6. Koran<br />Islamic Bible<br />
  7. 7. The embassy<br />Could not help her unless she was willing to leave her child <br />Could keep in contact with her family for her<br />Suggested that she try not to escape due to women being raped and killed<br />Checked on her to make sure she was okay<br />
  8. 8. The escape<br />Moody had been called away for an emergency<br />Betty and Mahtob began their journey to a man that had promised to help<br />The stayed in apartment until they began their decent at night<br />They were driven in cars, rode mules, walked and rode buses<br />Aided by numerous individuals who gave them clothing to match theirs and fed them<br />Arrived home on February 7, 1986<br />
  9. 9. Their escape route<br />MILES<br />500<br />
  10. 10. Today: Betty Mahmoody<br />Has written another book called “For the Love of a Child”; about other stories from parents whose foreign parents estranged them from their children.<br />
  11. 11. Today: Mahtobmahmoody<br />Mahtob never again saw her father;<br />She is now 31 years old;<br />She is a public speaker at domestic assault vigils<br />
  12. 12. Today: Moody<br />SayyadBozorgMahmoody “Moody” died in Iran on August 23, 2009 of Kidney Failure;<br />He wrote a book in 2002 about how Hollywood had made him out to be a mad man and a wife beater; that he never did those cruel things; and his book has his side of the story <br />
  13. 13. My opinion<br />I am glad that I am a United States citizen<br />I am not subject to male dominance<br />I can wear what I want to wear<br />I have rights<br />We don’t have missile attacks<br />We have clean food and water<br />I look at immigrants with understanding; for I too would want to escape the trials they face on a daily basis<br />I would highly recommend that everyone read this book<br />

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