The Struggle for Freedom; from Reading Lolita in Tehran

The Struggle for Freedom; from Reading Lolita in Tehran

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From: Reading Lolita in Tehran. By: Adrijana Mehmedovic

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  • Sanaz expresses herself through her clothes, but she cannot do this in public because of newly placed strict laws.
  • As she exits they house she must put on a black robe and scarf to cover her hair and skin. She also puts on gloves to hide her nail polish. 
  • I hope nobody notices me.
  • Saraz walks with her head down and does not make eye contact with other people.
  • Why are we segregated and forced to unfairly sit in the back and enter the bus through the back door. 
  • Militia called the Blood of God patrol the streets to make sure women are in proper attire and are not walking with men who are not in their family. 
  • Come with us! You are breaking the law by not being properly dressed!
  • You will not force me to wear the veil!
  • I will never be free of the regime's perspective on me as a Muslim Woman. 
  • Your personal identity is irrelevant. Cover up!
  • I am saddened by these laws.
  • Muslim woman
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