Women in Iran
As half of the society, women have long been part of the social and political activity having specific social and civil rights that increases by day. More than half of the university entrances belongs to the girls, and women have successfully achieved many seats and position in political world.
With the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and with the mandatory law of Hijab, new form of attire was defined for women that includes Manto (long sleeve dress) with a headwear. Although many women consider Chador (black fabric covering the whole body like a cloak) as the complete Hijab. On general, in Iran, the person’s social class, education, age, and marital and economic status directly influences the clothing one chooses.
With the increase of women’s activity in society, the tendency to marry in younger age decreased, and women’s view toward marriage changed. This change includes a more mature average of marriage age; they no longer follow traditional forms of marriage. Unlike the traditional marriage, the couple meet each other in different social sections, and if a mutual feeling is shaped, they get married. This form of marriage is more common in major cities of Iran, and still traditional marriages is witnessed in many families, where the girls marry with the consent of the elders of the family like father and grandfather. Even in this form of marriage, the decision to marry is with the girl, but the suitors must pass the elder’s qualification test.