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The Islamic Revolution 1979
Has the Islamic Revolution in Iran subjugated woman?

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|Verb: | Bring under domination or |
| |control, esp. by conquest. |
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The Revolution
Irans capital is Tehran and on January 19, 1979 it was in a state of mayhem. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Iran’s Shah (which means ruler or king) for four decades, fled the country during this state of revolt.
Ayatollah Rebollah Khomeini worked for many years to overthrow Iran’s Shah and saw this as the perfect time to do so but he was in Paris during all of this. Regardless of where Ayatollah was at that moment, many people wanted him to overthrow the current Shah so millions of people went to the streets to cheer on his efforts.
Ayatollah returned to Iran and replaced Mohammad the original Shah. He changed Iran’s secular government (separation of religion and government) to theocracy and had Islamic religious leaders called Mullahs to be the divine guidance.
Woman lost what they previously gained socially
They had to resort back to strict rules and regulations such as:
Wearing Hijab and Chadors
1967 Family Protection Law repealed
Barred from becoming judges
Sex-segregated beaches/sports/school rooms/buses
Legal age for marriage lowered to 13
Married woman couldn’t attend regular schools
Didn’t have equal consideration for inheritance
Virginity tests
No pre-marital sex or recreational sex if married
Physical contact in public is forbidden

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