Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran

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  • If I were to take a taxi ,men and women would be squeezed together like sardines 
  • If I get on the bus I would have to sit in the back, a placed allocated to women 
  • Yup! walking was a good Idea!
  • You might well ask , What is Sanaz thinking as she walks the streets of Tehran?
  • Perhaps she is thinking of her brother
  • Is She angry that women of her mothers generation could walk the streets freely with the opposite sex . 
  • Perhaps she tries to distance her mind from her surroundings
  • In the course of nearly two decades , The streets have been turned into a war zone 
  • A place where young women who disobey the rules are taken to jail, flogged and humiliated. 
  • These girls, my girls ,had both a real history and a fabricated one .They were never free of the regime's definition of them as Muslim women.
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