What were the consequences of the Iranian Revolution? ( Civil Liberties…
What were the consequences of the Iranian Revolution?
Before the Ayatollah was in power, women gain more power.
They have the freedom to wear what they want and they could go to school and work. They also have freedom to make a voice and vote.
The Shah also believed that the lack of women rights led to falls of empires.
Women were encouraged to pursue high-ranking positions within the government.
The new Family Protection Laws protected divorce, so women is allowed to apply divorce. It also prevented marriages with younger girls
Under the Shah, women was more respected if she wasn't covered head to toe.
After the revolution, the women don’t have much freedom.
Not all women can attend university as the leaders think that this will cause expectations in the employment field, as well.
The husbands make decisions such as what to wear, and how could they work for them.
Family Protection Law was banned by the Ayatollah, which mean women don't get control of the family now.
Women now must wear Hijabs and religious clothing.
They also don’t have much political rights.
Freedom of expression and access to information remain severely limited both online and offline.
The state broadcast is controlled by the government.
News in heavily censored broadcasting information that only benefits the impression of the government on the people.
Persian language broadcasts from outside the country are regularly jammed.
Newspaper were also controlled just to show information positive to the government.
Savaks are secret police under the Shah.
With the Ayatollah, people can't sing and dance and have parties, they are not even allowed to drink. If they were caught by the secret police they will be brutally punished.
Once Ayatollah Khomeini became the leader of Iran, he insisted that Sharia Law be instated, and that the elements of Western must be removed from the society.
The ayatollah wanted Iran to be the inspiration of Islamic laws, so he then wanted everyone to follow the Islamic rules.
Because of the Shah's connection with the West, he developed the country in to a more secular society.
The changes to be more secular was welcomed by people who felt Islamic religion is bothering them, but was being objected by those we believed in religion.
Many people in Iran left for the West in 1979 because they think that their country was rejected by modernisation and welcoming of other greater countries.
Not many people enjoyed life under the Ayatollah, but instead, they said that it's just as the same as living under the Shah, with more pressure now as Islamic laws were introduced.
Iran's struggle for freedom after the revolution was televised and it showed how Iran is all being controlled by the government and every one needs to follow the strict religious rules
According to the website The Guardian, one Iranian said that "My beautiful country where I had grown up in the midst of a loving extended family, where my ancestors had lived for 3,000 years and which had given the world not only peaches, chess and the word "paradise" but also its first declaration of human rights was reduced to these few unrepresentative images. It broke my heart." demonstrated real opposing opinions on the Ayatollah's idea on making Iran a great Islamic country.
Standard of living
Tehran, being the capital of Iran, is a more developed part and the standard of living is much more higher than urban areas like Karaj
Iran is rapidly developing where the Shah is in power with the introduction to machinery
Most of Iran’s income depends on natural resources like oil
Due to the Shah's connection with the West, modernised dressing and daily lifestyle was introduced
Before the revolution, many people could offer for a small flat. But after the revolution, only rich are able to offer one, many can't even rent a small space
Women and men can’t be educated together, they must be separated.
All children spend six years of their lives at primary level from ages six to 12 and attend high school from ages 12 to 18.
Primary education is compulsory, if you don’t have money, you don’t need to go.
The education system is divided into two, only primary and high school
In 1978 children were being taken by parents and skipping school to move the the west which is considered to be safe