Protests in Iran gaining in strength.

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Pre-revolutionary Tehran:



The official ban on the veil was lifted in the 1940s after Reza Shah's abdication.
Appreciate the effort, though a pic by itself isn't much of a source. There's gotta have been some journalists who traveled to Iran in the 1960s and 1970s who took pictures of life in Iran. Maybe even an old article from National Geographic.
 
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Appreciate the effort, though a pic by itself isn't much of a source. There's gotta have been some journalists who traveled to Iran in the 1960s and 1970s who took pictures of life in Iran. Maybe even an old article from National Geographic.
There was a large American expat community in Iran in the 1960s and 1970s.
 
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Appreciate the effort, though a pic by itself isn't much of a source. There's gotta have been some journalists who traveled to Iran in the 1960s and 1970s who took pictures of life in Iran. Maybe even an old article from National Geographic.
Would a book about the history of women's rights in 20th century Iran do?

"The chador reappeared concurrent with the closing of girls’ schools, a process that happened sooner in smaller towns distant from the capital where customs and patriarchal dominance had been more strongly persistent. But even the streets of Tehran and other large cities were eventually filled with veiled women. Resources necessary for an adequate explanation of reveiling are unavailable. The growing power of the religious establishment might provide an explanation, although the clergy never regained the position it had held prior to Reza Shah’s consolidation of state power. Reveiling also allowed some women to declare their own choice of clothing, and from this perspective, it was hardly a symbol of subordination especially, in the absence of a coercive state."
 
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These are from the Guardian.

A nurse's school in Isfahan, 1968 - note the woman in the back:



Somewhere in Khuzestan in the 60s:



An American's holiday pics from Isfahan in 1963 - check the girls in the back on the left

 
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Would a book about the history of women's rights in 20th century Iran do?

"The chador reappeared concurrent with the closing of girls’ schools, a process that happened sooner in smaller towns distant from the capital where customs and patriarchal dominance had been more strongly persistent. But even the streets of Tehran and other large cities were eventually filled with veiled women. Resources necessary for an adequate explanation of reveiling are unavailable. The growing power of the religious establishment might provide an explanation, although the clergy never regained the position it had held prior to Reza Shah’s consolidation of state power. Reveiling also allowed some women to declare their own choice of clothing, and from this perspective, it was hardly a symbol of subordination especially, in the absence of a coercive state."
Excellent work detective! Now that's a source.
 
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The people may be rising up against their government.
I'd be more optimistic if I hadn't seen this song and dance before.

If I were running things I'd be sending the Iranian rebels all the military hardware they could use. It's hard to take down a dictatorship - especially a brutal and ruthless one - with protests. They need firepower.