What was life like for women in Iran before the Islamic Revolution?

Margarita Rodriguez | BBC Mundo


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Iranian students in the 1970s

“Before the revolution, I saw many pictures of my grandmother in a headscarf and my mother in a miniskirt. They were side by side and in harmony”.

Says Rana Rahimpour of the BBC Persian Service. And this is not just about his own family.

Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, there was no strict legalized dress code for women as there is now. Now women have to cover their heads and wear long and loose clothing.