Persepolis Social Class Essay

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Jin Miung Kim
Ms. Park
English 10
Different Classes, Different Conditions
“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,” is what the Article 2 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights stating. This statement tries to encourage people to dismiss any discrepancy between human beings and try to make a world where this statement comes as truth to everyone. However, this is not a solemn statement which has been violated in the past until now. As a contrast to the statement, there are many kinds of prejudice and discrimination ongoing
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500 tumans for the life and virginity of an innocent girl” (145,146). This was about women’s virginity bought for almost no cost. This was totally an unfair treatment since they didn’t do the same thing to men. If a man was going to be executed, its virginity would not be taken before execution. This tradition of not killing women who was virgin was just made to fulfill men’s sexual desire. The dowry system was just a way to free the feeling of guilt that the men might feel and made them to ease. Also, the restriction on fashion was unfair for women. There were no restrictions for the men on fashion. Men were allowed to wear whatever they wanted unless it fell under the standards of Iranian government. However, women’s restrictions on fashion were stricter compared to men. Women had to wear veil. They weren’t allowed to wear tight jeans. They weren’t allowed to wear jewelries. In addition, women were not allowed to receive the same education as men. They were restricted from learning higher level of education and they were not allowed to be educated in the same place. Due to the Cultural Revolution, boys and girls were educated in a different school which taught had a different curriculum. Girls weren’t able to attend universities. Women were treated unfairly because they didn’t get to study the same thing as men, which violated the right to gain education. In short, women should not have different standards from the society which caused them to lose
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