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Sara Myles Global Feminisms Project

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Sara Myles Global Feminisms Project

  1. 1. <ul><li>Sara Myles presents: </li></ul><ul><li>The History of women in Iran </li></ul>
  2. 2. this is iran
  3. 3. Some Quick Facts about Iran <ul><li>The full name of Iran: The Islamic Republic of Iran </li></ul><ul><li>The population: 77,891,220 </li></ul><ul><li>The capital: Tehran </li></ul><ul><li>Two most common languages: Persian and Turkic </li></ul><ul><li>The literacy rate: 83% for males and 70% females </li></ul><ul><li>There is universal suffragism </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Government of Iran <ul><li>Iran has been a Theocratic Republic since April 1, 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>How do elections work in Iran? </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei </li></ul><ul><li>President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad </li></ul>
  5. 5. Iranian Women before 1979 before 1979 <ul><li>Muhammad Reza Pahlavi (the Shah) </li></ul><ul><li>The upper and middle classes embraced Western values </li></ul><ul><li>The Oriental Feminine Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Female participation in the workforce </li></ul>
  6. 6. Islam and women <ul><li>What does The Qu’ran say about gender roles? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about the hijab! </li></ul><ul><li>Women and worship </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979 <ul><li>The events leading up to the revolution are very complicated. </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolution: the condensed version </li></ul><ul><li>Ayatollah Khomeini </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s role in the revolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “ideal revolutionary woman” </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. After the Revolution... <ul><li>The moral police </li></ul><ul><li>Women in court </li></ul><ul><li>Fight the Power!: protesting </li></ul><ul><li>The end of Khomeini’s rule and the beginning of Khamenei’s </li></ul>
  9. 9. Iranian Women Today: Activists Activists <ul><li>Shirin Ebadi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defenders of Human Rights Center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bahareh Hedayat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New generation of feminists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Women’s Rights Campaigns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One Million Signatures Campaign, Stop Stoning Forever Campaign </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited Page! <ul><li>&quot;About Stop Stoning Forever Campaign.&quot; Say No!. Women's Field, 2008. Web. 10 Apr 2011. < www.meydaan.com >. </li></ul><ul><li>Chapin Metz, Helen. Iran: A Country Study. Washington D.C.: Library of Congress, 1987. 50. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Dowling, Mike. &quot;Islam .&quot; Western Religions. Mike Dowling, 05 Jan 2005. Web. 10 Apr 2011. < http://www.mrdowling.com/605-i >. </li></ul><ul><li>Esfandiari, Golnaz. &quot;Persian Letters: Happy Birthday, Bahareh Hedayat.&quot; Payvand Iran News 05 Apr 2011, Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Hill, Richard. &quot;Women and Revolution in Iran.&quot; Women and the Iranian Revolution. N.p., 2003. Web. 10 Apr 2011. < https://www.msu.edu/user/hillrr/161lec27.htm >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Iran.&quot; CIA- The World Factbook. The Central Intelligence Agency, 22 Feb 2011. Web. 10 Apr 2011. < https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ir.html >. </li></ul><ul><li>Khaz Ali, Dr. Ansia. &quot;Iranian Women After the Islamic Revolution.&quot; A Conflicts Forum Monograph. N.p., Jul 2010. Web. 10 Apr 2011. < http://conflictsforum.org/briefings/IranianWomenAfterIslamicRev.pdf >. </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzman, Charles. &quot;A Feminist Generation in Iran?.&quot; Iranian Studies 41.3 (2008): 297-321. Web. 10 Apr 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Shirin Ebadi.&quot; Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 01 Jul 2010. 1. EBSCOhost. Web. 10 Apr 2011. < http://0-web.ebscohost.com.maurice.bgsu.edu/ehost/detail?vid=3&hid=24&sid=02de09fc-5cf5-4eb2-b766-39f0bb410fbc%40sessionmgr11&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=a9h&AN=39004297 >. </li></ul><ul><li>Smitha, Frank. &quot;The Iranian Revolution.&quot; Macro History and World Report. N.p., 2011. Web. 10 Apr 2011. < http://www.fsmitha.com/h2/ch29ir.html >. </li></ul><ul><li>Terman, Rochelle. &quot;The Contemporary Iranian Women's Rights Movement: Recent Developments of Five Campaigns.&quot; Conference Papers- Midwestern Political Science Association. Chicago, IL, 2009. 1. Print. </li></ul>

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