“the Revolution That Failed Women” and “Association of African Women for Research and Development”

Topics: Africa, Iran, Iranian Revolution Pages: 2 (825 words) Published: October 16, 2011
“The revolution that failed women” and “Association of African women for research and development” provide examples of how women reacted to their government and society. “The revolution that failed women” clearly points out that the Islamic women revolted against the government because they were being forced to wear a veil. Saying “they only need to find a husband” (doc 99, 405) and there was no need for them to have an education. In “Association of African women for research and development”, the women in Africa were so accustom to their barbarous ways from an older age they did not realize the affects it had taken on their society. The AAWORD was created to enlighten African women but it reveals that even Africans who oppose the practice resent Western interference. “The revolution that failed women” was written by a Solidarity committee member, Zand Dokht in 1981. The author wrote this document explaining how Khomeini took away the freedom of Islam women. The author also states that Shah, the previous Islamic ruler, failed. This document was dedicated to the protection of woman’s rights in Iran. “Association of African women for research and development” was written by the AAWORD, which was founded in 1977. The purpose of this document was to make African women realize how tragic their traditions have been and convince those women to stop the genital mutilation in their society. The audience in “The revolution that failed women” was to the readers of the pamphlets and newsletters published by the Iranian Woman’s Society in England. The Iranian Woman’s Society wanted to make the readers realize the struggle woman had for freedom under the power of Khomeini. The author points out that they can account for 100,000 women government employees being sacked as they resisted the order of the revolutionary government when it was demanded of them to put a veil on. (doc. 99, 405) This was the type of evidence the author used in her publication. The audience in...
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