Protests in Iran gaining in strength.

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Neither before the revolution, nor after the revolution were women free to choose for themselves to cover their hair or not.
That's wrong...Between 1962 and 1978, the Iranian Women's Movement gained victories such as the right for women to vote (in 1963, part of Mohammad Reza Shah's White Revolution). They were also allowed to take part in public office, and in 1975 the Family Protection Law provided new rights for women, including expanded divorce and custody rights and reduced polygamy. Women's rights have been restricted since the Islamic Revolution. Following the 1979 Revolution, several laws were established such as the introduction of mandatory veiling and public dress code of females.[3] In November 2016, about 6% of Iranian parliament members were women,[4] while the global average was about 23%.[5] Women's rights in Iran - Wikipedia
 
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That's wrong...Between 1962 and 1978, the Iranian Women's Movement gained victories such as the right for women to vote (in 1963, part of Mohammad Reza Shah's White Revolution). They were also allowed to take part in public office, and in 1975 the Family Protection Law provided new rights for women, including expanded divorce and custody rights and reduced polygamy. Women's rights have been restricted since the Islamic Revolution. Following the 1979 Revolution, several laws were established such as the introduction of mandatory veiling and public dress code of females.[3] In November 2016, about 6% of Iranian parliament members were women,[4] while the global average was about 23%.[5]
And under the shah, women wearing head scarves in public would have them forcibly removed. Freedom is having a choice to cover up, or not.
I know about Iran.. I have been there many times since 1953.
In what capacity?
 
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And under the shah, women wearing head scarves in public would have them forcibly removed. Freedom is having a choice to cover up, or not.


In what capacity?
You are kidding me. What woman in her right mind would want to walk around with her head covered up with just her eyes peeping out. Did you just make that bullsh*t up?
 
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That's wrong...Between 1962 and 1978, the Iranian Women's Movement gained victories such as the right for women to vote (in 1963, part of Mohammad Reza Shah's White Revolution). They were also allowed to take part in public office, and in 1975 the Family Protection Law provided new rights for women, including expanded divorce and custody rights and reduced polygamy. Women's rights have been restricted since the Islamic Revolution. Following the 1979 Revolution, several laws were established such as the introduction of mandatory veiling and public dress code of females.[3] In November 2016, about 6% of Iranian parliament members were women,[4] while the global average was about 23%.[5] Women's rights in Iran - Wikipedia
Here ya go - Wikipedia:

On 8 January 1936, pro-western ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran (Persia) issued a decree known as Kashf-e hijab (Persian: کشف حجاب‎, lit. 'Unveiling') banning all Islamic veils (including headscarf and chador), an edict that was swiftly and forcefully implemented.[1][2][3][4][5] The government also banned many types of male traditional clothing.[6][7][8] Since then, the Hijab issue has become a deep wound in the Iranian politics. One of the enduring legacies of Reza Shah has been turning dress into an integral problem of Iranian politics.[9]
 
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You are kidding me. What woman in her right mind would want to walk around with her head covered up with just her eyes peeping out. Did you just make that bullsh*t up?
A woman having a bad hair day?

Seriously, not all head coverings are equal
 
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Here ya go - Wikipedia:

On 8 January 1936, pro-western ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran (Persia) issued a decree known as Kashf-e hijab (Persian: کشف حجاب‎, lit. 'Unveiling') banning all Islamic veils (including headscarf and chador), an edict that was swiftly and forcefully implemented.[1][2][3][4][5] The government also banned many types of male traditional clothing.[6][7][8] Since then, the Hijab issue has become a deep wound in the Iranian politics. One of the enduring legacies of Reza Shah has been turning dress into an integral problem of Iranian politics.[9]
Thanks for providing a source. Although the date says 1936, and jennial's source about the Women's Movement in Iran covers 1962 to 1978.

And your source's page says:

"This article contains weasel words: vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information."
 
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And under the shah, women wearing head scarves in public would have them forcibly removed. Freedom is having a choice to cover up, or not.


In what capacity?
Women wore the Abaya in Iran when the Shah was in power.. Only those in his immediate circle benefited .. Remember the SAVAK.. We trained them up with the Gestapo as a model. Schwarzkopf's father trained them.
 
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Here ya go - Wikipedia:

On 8 January 1936, pro-western ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran (Persia) issued a decree known as Kashf-e hijab (Persian: کشف حجاب‎, lit. 'Unveiling') banning all Islamic veils (including headscarf and chador), an edict that was swiftly and forcefully implemented.[1][2][3][4][5] The government also banned many types of male traditional clothing.[6][7][8] Since then, the Hijab issue has become a deep wound in the Iranian politics. One of the enduring legacies of Reza Shah has been turning dress into an integral problem of Iranian politics.[9]
Reza Shah died in 1944.. That was the father NOT the son.