r/Damnthatsinteresting Sep 24 '22

100 years of Iranian beauty standard. By Cut. Video

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u/MyNameCannotBeSpoken Sep 24 '22

From the 1980s onward, more hair is exposed from the hijab. Did the morality police loosen up or something?

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u/fallen_preacher Sep 24 '22

They tried their best, putting people in jails because their headscarf was a bit too short, they would arrest us if we were BF & GF & walking hand in hand if we were not married,they would arrest boys with long hairs... But over the years, the number of these disobediences increased, you can't put the whole nation in jail...

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u/HerbertTheRelentless Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Have you seen the recent protests in Iran?

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u/BeraterDebater Sep 24 '22

Good god I would be embarrassed for my country if I lived there.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

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u/pionyan Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Aren't christians not allowed to have premarital sex? Now whatever your response to justify christians having premarital sex, eating shellfish and whatnot, apply it to muslims, with the particularity of entire governments enfoncing the religion, and bigger chunks of people being orthodox and controlling

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u/pionyan Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Neither do cultural muslims. The point is that there are non practicing muslims just as there are non practicing christians, although not at the same percentage. Not that complicated of a concept

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u/Moreobvious Sep 24 '22

Definitely not

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u/OHbudfella_10 Sep 24 '22

Separation between church and state is real and no joke. Look at any faith based country and they are fucked up with fear and restriction, while the rich enjoy the "evils" in privacy.

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u/Alpha_pro2019 Sep 24 '22

Vatican City?

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u/Anxious_Willingness7 Sep 24 '22

Man…Informed. I thought the hijab 🧕 had always been around in Iran

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u/marrangutang Sep 24 '22

In 1936 the wearing of hijabs and veils was banned in Iran, in 1981 it was made mandatory to wear them

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u/BeraterDebater Sep 24 '22

LOL. First off.. . Lmfao @ telling people what to wear.

Second: what made an entire regime go from NO FUCKING HIJAB to WEAR IT OR SUFFER CONSEQUENCE

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u/BroaxXx Sep 24 '22

In these countries there is a big difference between major cities and rural villages. In Tehran people had a more westernised lifestyle that the more traditionally aligned people (often facing poverty and hardship) would disapprove. Usually urban elites ignore the disparities with more traditionally aligned rural areas.

Eventually tensions rise enough that there is a coup and the more progressive people are substituted by the more backwards people they ignored.

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u/Jaune_Ouique Sep 25 '22

There was an islamic revolution in 1979, before that the country had been westernized a lot. Go look it up, or better, look at "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi, an autobiography and graphic novel which was also adapted as an animation film. A must watch.

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u/Fine_Big9482 Sep 24 '22

why was it banned

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u/marrangutang Sep 25 '22

In 1936 the shah banned wearing hijab because it was seen as backwards and unsophisticated and he wanted to westernise Iran… After the revolution in 1979 they eventually made it mandatory to wear it, but it took a couple tries to get it through.

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u/r0ndy Sep 24 '22

Pictures from the 70s make it look like the US. Hip, colorful, people smiling and shit

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u/fallen_preacher Sep 24 '22

The devil you know is better than the one you don't, we kicked our king out & got stuck with a thousand more evil ones

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u/Print_it_Mick Sep 24 '22

Sure the rest of us in the world are a bunch of miserable fucks

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u/beamenacein Sep 24 '22

Yeah Never understood that but maybe try and look on the bright side for a change.

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u/r0ndy Sep 25 '22

Unfortunately, I didn't grow up everywhere and I haven't seen pictures from every single country throughout their decades, but I can reference the country that I live in.

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u/rikkuaoi Sep 24 '22

Not exclusive to the US. But yes

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u/r0ndy Sep 25 '22

I think a few took my statement to mean only the US? It's just where I live so I'm familiar with dress and style over time

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u/Competitive-Weird855 Sep 25 '22

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d%27état

Mosaddegh had sought to audit the documents of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), a British corporation (now part of BP), in order to verify that AIOC was paying the contracted royalties to Iran, and to limit the company's control over Iranian oil reserves.[12] Upon the AIOC's refusal to co-operate with the Iranian government, the parliament (Majlis) voted to nationalize Iran's oil industry and to expel foreign corporate representatives from the country.

According to the CIA's declassified documents and records, some of the most feared mobsters in Tehran were hired by the CIA to stage pro-Shah riots on 19 August.[5] Other men paid by the CIA were brought into Tehran in buses and trucks, and took over the streets of the city.[24] Between 200[3] and 300[4] people were killed because of the conflict. Mosaddegh was arrested, tried and convicted of treason by the Shah's military court. On 21 December 1953, he was sentenced to three years in jail, then placed under house arrest for the remainder of his life.

From the article on Mosaddegh:

The new administration introduced a wide range of social reforms: unemployment compensation was introduced, factory owners were ordered to pay benefits to sick and injured workers, and peasants were freed from forced labor in their landlords' estates. In 1952, Mossadegh passed the Land Reform Act which forced landlords to place 20% of their revenue into a development fund. This development fund paid for various projects such as public baths, rural housing, and pest control.[30]

On 1 May, Mosaddegh nationalised the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, canceling its oil concession, which was otherwise set to expire in 1993, and expropriating its assets. Mossadegh saw the AIOC as an arm of the British government controlling much of the oil in Iran, pushing him to seize what the British had built in Iran.

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u/suburiboy Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 26 '22

Iran was considered one of the more “progressive” Muslim countries until the revolution.

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u/LedParade Sep 24 '22

Gen X is Gen Hijab in Iran I guess.

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u/FeelingSurprise Sep 24 '22

The grandmas had a choice how to dress.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/Uberhomme Sep 24 '22

So they were free from religious endoctrination then

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u/fallen_preacher Sep 24 '22

Yeap, looking at my grandma's pics ,she looks like a woman straight out of Alfred Hitchcock movies 😆

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u/CharlieWhiskeyMike Sep 24 '22

This woman is amazingly beautiful.

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u/DrArmitageShanks Sep 24 '22

Iranian women are the world’s most beautiful in my own personal opinion

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u/evnhearts Sep 24 '22

Persian women are fine as hell.

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u/uzu_afk Sep 24 '22

Let this be a warning sign to all who will prefer to stand idly in the face of insanity.

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u/Sandwic_H Sep 24 '22

I hope current protests will change the things in Iran

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u/Right-Bread-7125 Sep 25 '22

1980s: religious extremism has entered the chat

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u/Thin_Put7986 Sep 24 '22

Religion destroys everything it touches

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u/jovy121 Sep 25 '22

Western Christian nations would like to state some facts and disagree with your ignorant comment. Don’t compare life in Islamic countries to Christian or that one jewish country. “Religion as a whole isn’t the problem”. Islam is!!!!

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u/Thin_Put7986 Sep 25 '22

Thinking one religion is different from the other is ignorant. They all do the same thing. All a form of control. Look at the state of the USA. All starts with religion.

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u/CantLandSleepDarts Sep 24 '22

What happened in the 80s that caused the shift back to the hijab?

The 70s seemed like progression and then it regressed?

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u/Turbulent-Grade-3559 Sep 24 '22

The monarchy/govt was replaced with an ideological group

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u/Embarrassed-Strike53 Sep 24 '22

USA used the CIA to back a religious fundamentalist Coup on The democratically elected government for American business interests

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u/evnhearts Sep 25 '22

The Shah wasn't a fundamentalist, but the CIA led overthrow of Mossadegh is ultimately what set the stage for this to happen later on down the line.

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u/mikefnd Sep 24 '22

That's exactly wrong. The US did back the western-sympathetic Shah over Mossadeq. Neither of those two were religious fundamentalists.

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u/Juan_Beegrat Sep 24 '22

Bullshit

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u/alldaywatcher Sep 24 '22

Islamic extremist in Iran supported by left protesters in the US and mainly Europe agitated against the “fascist” shah and fueled protest against him. The shah resigned and fled while islamic forces led by Ayatollah Chomeini took over and showed the world what real fascists can do.

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u/SuDragon2k3 Sep 24 '22

A side note, during the revolution, the local communists were wiped out. This did not make The Soviet Union happy. At the time, if you ejected your US ambassador and started shouting 'Death to America!' you could be almost certain a Soviet Arms rep would rock up and start shoveling AK's out of the back of a truck. For a while there no-one wanted to sell them anything that went bang or boom,

In a cold war geopolitical climate that was very strange.

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u/bernsteinschroeder Sep 24 '22

Start at 6.4.3 in this article to get a high-level fly-over of events. There are some other links in there if you want to go down some shallow rabbit holes, believe me there are deeper ones.

You can trace events back to 1941 and see a local genesis (but, tbf, like a lot of history, any 'start' point is really the mid-point of one arc and the end of another, etc, etc). The 1953 coup leans into the events, or at least the people. The reasons for it are more complicated and nuanced than the article provides, of course, but it gives the broad notes.

I've hard some say that the 1979 coup wouldn't have happened if Mohammad Reza Pahlavi wasn't such a near-saddam-hussein-level shitbag but Khomeini's intentions were showing even before his 1963 speech.

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u/0neir0 Sep 25 '22

The islam republic overthrew the government

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u/Piddy3825 Sep 24 '22

I liked the 1940's style the best

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u/Fatherof10 Sep 24 '22

40's to 70's guy over here 🙋‍♂️

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u/Obama-bin-keemstar Sep 25 '22

Same here. 40s and 70s Iranian women look most attractive by far.

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u/BigParamedic1661 Sep 24 '22

What is her name ? This woman is extremely gorgeous.

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u/moggy95 Sep 24 '22

Sabrina, I believe. Don't know the last name.

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u/BigParamedic1661 Sep 25 '22

Found her. Sabrina Sarajy.

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u/EchoEquani Sep 25 '22

She is absolutely beautiful.

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u/thrashgordon Sep 24 '22

Persian women are some of the most beautiful women in the world.

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u/sassydodo Creator Sep 24 '22

2022

Burka

2032

Potato sack

Jokes aside, I fail to understand how people can be so backwater while all the modern things like neural networks and Mars missions happen around them.

Seriously. How is that possible.

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u/Embarrassed-Strike53 Sep 24 '22

Religion

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u/kurang_bobo Sep 24 '22

Religion being abused for political purpose to be precise

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u/Tyler-Durden-2009 Sep 24 '22

Religion’s primary purpose is political

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u/WorkO0 Sep 24 '22

Not even once

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u/fallen_preacher Sep 24 '22

We are modern people,but still under the dictatorship of an Islamic dictatorship,you protest, you probably die, so most of our bright people just leave the country, look at successful Iranians in many major scientific organizations like NASA, space x, etc

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u/Shima-shita Sep 24 '22

1930 is verry classy!!

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u/BoopityFiveO Sep 24 '22

The hijab isn't a standard of beauty. Quite the opposite, it's intended purpose is to be bland and to cover beauty to prevent lust.

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u/moggy95 Sep 24 '22

I know. What this series from Cut is saying is that religious practices hinders women's freedom of expression in their day to day lives. Sometimes they don't have a choice and it sucks. The whole series is like that.

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u/BoopityFiveO Sep 24 '22

I was commenting on the post title, which seemed to propose each of these styles as the standard of beauty. It seemed slightly misleading to me.

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u/Bigt733 Sep 24 '22

The Iranian government can either adapt or die there is no in between. Save the planet, eat the rich.

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u/SuDragon2k3 Sep 24 '22

Save the planet, eat the rich. extremeists.

FTFY

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u/Bigt733 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

To make tens of millions of dollars or more is inherently immoral as the world burns. I will not submit to those who cannot satiate their child-like greed. To be rich is to be an extremist with the face of civility. To be rich is the reason billions around the planet don’t have enough food or enough to make their dreams come true, in this one and only life. To be rich is to consume while others starve. Eat. The. Rich. Make your one and only life worth living.

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u/Tyler-Durden-2009 Sep 24 '22

I’d rather not be a cannibal in my one and only life. I detest the branding of this movement

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u/Hour_Ad5972 Sep 24 '22

Boot licker

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u/SuDragon2k3 Sep 25 '22

What I do in the privacy of my bedroom is no concern of yours.

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u/eagle_mace Sep 24 '22

The 50s and 60s are the way to go

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u/psychopape Sep 24 '22

What ever this model was wearing she remained a beauty!

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u/Magister1995 Sep 24 '22

Alright 1970s, I see you!

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u/Icy_Perspective2853 Sep 24 '22

Damn that's interesting

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u/Dragonsarmada Sep 24 '22

It all went downhill from 1979.

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u/mycartoonparadise Sep 25 '22

Thanks, Captain Obvious.

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u/Dragonsarmada Sep 25 '22

You’re welcome.

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u/JupiterChime Sep 24 '22

What exactly happened around the 70’s?

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u/16955388 Sep 25 '22

Religious Revolution

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u/0neir0 Sep 25 '22

Islamic government took over

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u/volvo1 Sep 24 '22

She kinda looks like Jessica alba ❤️

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u/Hot_Bluebird_860 Sep 24 '22

They went back on time, just like we are here.

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u/mycartoonparadise Sep 25 '22

Good old American hyperbole.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

70’s looked good

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u/freeylicious Sep 24 '22

Imagine not beeing allowed to walk around with a scarf around your head

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u/G_zef Sep 24 '22

Fuck, she aged well!

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u/a_michalski81 Sep 24 '22

wow!!! that model is stunningly beautiful!! I mean mind blowing ridiculously beautiful

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u/VeryStableGenius Sep 24 '22

In conclusion, after extensive sartorio-temporal simulations, pretty lady is pretty.

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u/visionpy Sep 24 '22

so they use same make-up for 100 years. savage

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u/DickCheeseConnoiseur Sep 24 '22

2020s: burning their hijabs

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u/Revolutionary_Salt80 Sep 24 '22

After 1980 it's just different colour scarfs

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u/BigOleFroggyBoy Sep 24 '22

People just looking up "Iran hijab women" in videos and posting them now that Iran is trending

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u/i_like_chicken_313 Sep 25 '22

It's kinda funny that everyone's conversation is revolved around the hijab even though the video is not related to it by political reasons

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

She's a beauty standard all by herself

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u/alex0166 Sep 25 '22

Fortunate to live in Teheran for 2yrs just before the revolution, my personal opinion is that Iranian women are among the most striking and beautiful in the world.

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u/Knowledgepower24 Sep 25 '22

Everything was fine when the British and the Shah were in charge…

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u/CurrentMaleficent714 Sep 25 '22

So..when they're not wearing the headscarf, they are just copying Western trends?

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u/Nikolllllll Sep 25 '22

Hijab, veils, noqabs, etc. Should be an individuals choice.

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u/3Effie412 Sep 25 '22

The 70’s were not an attractive time.

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u/Explursions Sep 25 '22

I was wondering when the hijabs would return.

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u/pencho-kubadinski Sep 25 '22

She is very beautiful!! Whatever she wears or whatever hairstyle she has, always suits her

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u/dirty-dan42069 Sep 25 '22

I think you can see the exact moment that religious extremists took over the country.

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u/adventureawaits27 Sep 25 '22

That 70s hair looks fantastic on her

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u/jq69swaws Sep 25 '22

pre 1980 hijabs we’re not required in iran, then the taliban (could be wrong) took over and forced it on everyone

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u/tonyMFP Sep 26 '22

Sad watching this. Freedom is gone and I hope the current protests will make a difference.

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u/[deleted] Sep 26 '22

Why do I feel that men are behind these standards much more than women are. 🤔🤨

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u/EngineeringHoliday44 Oct 07 '22

after and before the revolution

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u/Dontfuckthisupkyle Oct 10 '22

Iranian women are on average are extremely good looking.

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u/tangofox2885 Oct 11 '22

Can someone link the Japan video where the 1940s is edited to a burning skeleton.

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u/tangofox2885 Oct 11 '22

Can someone link the Japan video where the 1940s is edited to a burning skeleton.

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u/moggy95 Oct 11 '22

The Japan version has a headband that said Kamikaze

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u/LetterheadOk8245 Oct 15 '22

They missed out on some gross styles from 1980’s on. A good thing

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u/Jess-Da-Redditer 28d ago

What’s up with the green paint in 2000s

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u/Longjumping-World-76 27d ago

Bring back 1940s

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u/DomHuntman Sep 24 '22

City standards of upper and middle class.

I appreciate the message, but not actually accurate as a whole.

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u/mycartoonparadise Sep 25 '22

Not quite the point, dipshit.

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u/DomHuntman Sep 25 '22

Which bit of "I appreciate the message" did you not get, dickhead?

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u/mffntop Sep 24 '22

These posts are all so... superficial? No. Condescending. There's so much more going on and this is what we're interested in? Sad.

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u/mycartoonparadise Sep 25 '22

Are you dumb?

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u/mffntop Sep 25 '22

No. People are being executed. But we get this in response.

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u/mycartoonparadise Sep 25 '22

And why are they being executed?

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u/enemyofmanchacha Sep 24 '22

Are we sure that's a woman

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u/boogen-hagen Sep 24 '22

Darwin is not always right

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u/MikeGunnz Sep 24 '22

We assume that evolution in the natural world inevitably leads to progress in the species. I watched a documentary recently which explained that which species survive and which die out can be due to complete luck, accident or other external factors and may have nothing to do with survival of the fittest.

I haven't explained it at all well but that was the general gist.

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u/boogen-hagen Sep 24 '22

Middle East has had all the accidental luck with the prophets and maybe external factor would be the oil and gas reserves, leading to a very shit time. survival of the smartest would prove to be the new definition when someone amends the theory of evolution I hav to assume the pilgrims were the smartest, But still 70 percent of them died, so the 30 percent left were the smartest or the Europeans who chose to stay in Europe.

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u/fallen_preacher Sep 24 '22

This is religion in power, no matter if it's Islam, Christianity or Buddhism, give holy people power, & they become corrupt & whenever you call them out, they hide behind the holiness of these beliefs so you can't attack them...

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u/Several_Professor_55 Sep 25 '22

Women are just more beautiful in hijab

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u/mycartoonparadise Sep 25 '22

What is wrong with you?

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u/zshah99 Sep 24 '22

1980 and 1990 was the best

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u/GoPhukYerselff Sep 24 '22

2010s are my favorite

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u/splitroast39 Sep 24 '22

Bang er out