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hey dear people, i'm an iranian girl. i want to talk about life in iran, so you can gain some perspective and understand what we're going through.
from the age of seven we have to wear a hijab to attend school, we have to study the quran and islam. we can't go to the same school with amab people. we can't criticize the government or talk about the leader and these are considered crime in iran. there is awful awful oppression against minorities. they treat followers of other religions so badly, there aren't enough resources for them to study their own religion. one minority group that they treat so badly are followers of Baha'i religion. some years after the islamic revolution they ex3cuted 10 bahaii women, one of them was Mona Mahmoudnejad who was 17 years old. a few months ago they ruined a bahaii neighborhood, also they can't go to work or have insurance. they also ex3cute atheists.
other than religious oppression there is gender inequality. afab people are considered half a person, so their income, their testimony and their blo0d money are less than an amab person. also there are laws about compulsory hijab. (i just want to mention that amab people have it bad too, there is compulsory military service and they can't attend universities if they don't do military service).
and let's talk about queer rights. you probably know what they do to gay people. a month ago they wanted to ex3cute two queer rights activists. we don't know what happened because they probably can't have a lawyer. people often think that being a trans person is easy in iran because you can have surgery covered by insurance. unfortunately i don't know enough about the surgery but i've heard that it's still really expensive for an average person. other than that they don't consider non-binary people as trans and they force gay people(amab people mostly) to transition. something that i want to mention is the role of compulsory hijab in dysphoria.
lastly i want to talk about political groups. they arrest people for political beliefs and there are literally thousands of people in the prisons because of that. everyday i hear that some person is arrested for saying that they don't want the government.
i've faced some of these oppressions and i struggle with religious trauma and i'm only 16!!! so i want people to try to raise awareness and help us overcome the government. right now cellular network has been shut down and i can only use wifi, but they cut off the wifi in big cities. they are k¡lling people in the protests. they shot Amir Fuladi, a 15 yo boy. you can find more information on twitter, search the hashtags #مهسا_امینی / #MahsaAmini / #IranProtests / #OpIran
if you have any questions please feel free to ask <3
Women, Life, Freedom
The women's revolution in Iran, 2022. Source: Rammstein Fella ✙
P.S. The religious regime of Iran's Mullahs stole prosperity, freedom, and prospects for future growth from the Iranian people...
hey there, this is part 2 of this post of mine. on my last post i talked about homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, religious oppression and political oppression in Iran. in this post i'm going to talk about racism, r*pe, p*dophil¡a, murd3r, anti-semitism and political oppression. so if you're sensitive to any of those, please be careful while reading.
let's start with systematic oppression against Afghan people. they can't gain citizenship because of immigration laws in Iran and the presence of them in 15 provinces is prohibited. they can't work in governmental and non-governmental organizations and that's why they make up about 30% of construction workers. they are also extremely underpaid and the government doesn't do anything if they face discrimination in schools or work places.
there is also ethnic cleansing in Iran, teachers can't teach their own language and culture to their students. Zara Mohammadi was one of them, she was sentenced to 5 years in prison because she taught Kurdi to her students. in Iran there are kurds, arabs, balochis, lurs and a lot of other ethnic minorities that face discrimination and systemic racism.
politicians in Iran use the words "Zionists" and "Jewish people" interchangeably, also they are holocaust deniers. jewish people's blo0d money is considered half a persian person. after the Islamic revolution a lot of Jewish people left their homes and sometimes their muslim families because of the extreme anti-semitism of the government. jewish people in Iran also can't have a governmental position.
Chain Murd3rs of Iran
before i start, i'm just gonna give you guys another trigger warning, the story that i'm about to tell you is so awful.
from 1988 until 1998 there was a series of murd3rs committed by ministry of intelligence(one of the most important governmental organizations in Iran). people who have been critical of the Islamic republic were the victims of these crimes. one of them was Fereydoun Farrokhzad, a famous singer and brother of famous poet, Forough Farrokhzad. i'm not gonna talk about him in this post but i recommend you guys to read about him. i'm gonna talk about Hamid Hajizadeh and his 9 yo son, Karoun. Hamid was a poet and he used to write about the government. on 22 september of 1998, Hamid and Karoun were found d3ad in their home. Hamid was stab*ed 43 times and his 9 yo son was stab*ed 10 times. why? because his dad used to write political poetry. the government still denies its connection with the murd3r.
where do i start? marriage under the age of 18 is legal in Iran and it's so common. statistics show that last year about 9800 girls aged 10 to 14 were married. about 17% of all marriages across Iran is child marriage. this is so common that i can like name a few people that i know who have been victims of this law.
child labor is also very common in Iran, even though the law says that kids under the age of 15 cannot go to work, there are still lots of young kids working and selling items on the streets, also some of them get involved in selling dru*s. in the official census of Iran in 1996, more than 4% of the working population of Iran were between 10 to 14 years old.
(another trigger warning for homophobia and r*pe)
about 500 minors have been ex3cuted in the last 43 years. two of them were Mahmoud Asgari(16) and Ayaz Marhoni(18) that were hang3d in 2005 for being gay. the government accused them of r*ping a 13 yo boy but there were no proofs and the main reason of their ex3cution was "sodomy".
another victim was Atefeh Sahaaleh, a 16 yo girl from a very poor family. she was ex3cuted because of ad*ltery. she was arrested because a 50 yo man r*ped her for 3 years starting when she was 13. after being arrested and flog*ed for 100 times she was also r*ped by police guards. the men who r*ped her was flog*ed and she was hang*ed. the moment before her ex3cution she said "please forgive me, i swear i'm gonna be a good girl". her story is the saddest thing that i've ever heard.
these are some things that i forgot to mention in my last post, but i think these are really important to know. my heart goes out to my people. please be our voice and never forget the crimes that this brutal government commits every single day. if you want to gain more information about the topics that i mentioned or if you want to fact check them, just search the names, you're gonna find a bunch of articles(please be careful of some triggering photos). this was a brief summary of some stories that i just remembered, of course there are more similar stories. please share and try to raise awareness, because i think some people don't really realize the core of the problem. thank you for your support <3
say her name, Jina(Mahsa) Amini
20 years of extreme poverty, abuse of power and human rights violations stemming from the authoritarian rule of a President my people bravely resisted.
Today, February 25, 2022, my country celebrates the 36th anniversary of Edsa People Power Revolution. A remarkable display of unity to reclaim the democracy taken away by power hungry leadership.
The worst thing our oppressive society has done, in my opinion, was convincing so many good people that humanity is garbage. They look at the ongoing destruction of the environment, they look at rude old men who blame young people for economic decline, they look at wars waged for money and cultural hegemony, and they think it's awful—correct!—and they assume that all of this is caused by human nature or our current zeitgeist or whatever. Which is wrong.
This attitude is misguided and counterproductive. The people, systems, and ideologies that are ruining the world have NAMES and we know them. "Humanity" isn't to blame. Capitalism is, nationalism is, neocolonialism is, etc. Don't you dare blame "humanity" as a whole and then sit on your ass satisfied with your individualistic misanthropy. Humans are cool! We just need to beat some of them with a stick, and then build something better together.