The Pros And Consequences Of The Islamic Revolution

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Imagine one day you wake up in a box, where you are told what to do, what to wear how to live and all your freedom has been taking away from you. This was how ilife was like during the Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Revolution was a revolution to overthrow the monarchy government of Iran and identify themselves as an Islamic State. The Islamic Revolution took place during the years 1978 to 1979 . Over 60,000 people lost their lives and many more lost their basic human rights, such as the increasing amount of executions and lack of fair trials (Afray). After the revolution, the Iranians lost their freedom of speech, political freedom and lowered gender inequality rates.
After the revolution era, the government has failed to hold governmental
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There are frequently references to legal provisions in Iran’s Constitution and criminal and civil codes but no discussion of how the authorities are implementing or complying with these provisions. The president, Hassan Rouhani, says he wants reforms, as do many Iranians, but “those reforms never come to fruition” (Alavi). Much of the country’s power lies with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. This contradicts all of Rouhani promises to fix the civilians basic human rights and Iran will never stop causing controversy with United Nations if they’re human rights violation does not improve. A conservative newspaper that has often supported the Ayatollah described the notion of "gender equality" as "unacceptable to the Islamic Republic (Afary)." This is truly false as the Islamic religion, according to the Holy Book “The Quran”, believes with equality of…show more content…
This even applies to young schoolgirls, who are required to wear the head covering to attend elementary school (Human Rights Watch). To be able to have a fully developed and working country you should have gender equality throughout. Even though women are receiving more education, being forced to wear the hijab links back to the freedom of speech written earlier. “The ban on women in sports stadiums is emblematic of the repression of women across the country.” Women furthermore deal with serious human rights issue such as marriage, divorce and custody of their children. (Human Rights Watch). Women are getting sent to prisons or are publicly speaking out even more in favor of equal rights for women in the country. Because the government wants Iran’s population to grow, it’s now banning the medical procedures woman operate to avoid pregnancy. This operation is unfair for the women because the government is forcing them to not receive an audition and they might not be ready to handle children. Women currently are not receiving equal rights, how are they supposed to afford for the baby if they can’t work for them as equally as their husband? (Human Rights Watch) Convincing Iran to allow the women to watch sports and attend matches can be a step in progress in giving the women the rights they are entitled too. Furthermore, according to Marjane Satrapi “life is
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