Iran's Dress Code For Women

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By now Iran is in a bad position, where everything is starting to shut down. They shut down the U.S. embassy and the universities and all women were forced to wear the veil. This chapter includes a few different points of othernig, but one major one would be about women having the ability and power to control their rights within their own society. Women are constantly being judged by what they wear. Iran is making a strict dress code for women. They are also told how to act, how to think, and how to raise a family. For instance, "If anyone ever asks you what you do during the day, say you pray, you understand?" (The Trip 28), Marji's mother told Marji that if she was asked by anyone what she does during the day, she must say she prays multiple…show more content…
The reason behind the new law shows the fundamentalist’s view of women, they must be aware of how men could react to them in public if they reveal too much skin. Basically, the awful behavior of men toward women, is the women’s fault. "They insulted me. They said that women like me should be pushed up against a wall and fucked and then thrown in the garbage." (The Trip 19). This quote perfectly describes the above statement. Just because her mother did not wear a veil, she had to suffer. Some women even covered their full bodies, called a chador. If they don’t they would be seen as the Other within their own society not following the rules, and as a result there will be violence. “… if Others are not rendered invisible, they may instead suffer from hypervisibility, wherein differences between the preferred self or group and the deemed deficient individual or group are highlighted. For example, Muslim women who wear headscarves that hide their hair and necks may be Othered because of their definitions and display of modesty. Although a woman wearing a headscarf may not feel her religious practices are the most important layer of her identity, and instead believes her educational level is the most defining layer of her identity, she will likely be hypervisible in the scarf to others and will be deemed an Other” (Other.The 3). This quote from encyclopedia of identity, leads to the idea that in other societies, despite their believes, they would still be seen as the
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