CMV: Carter was one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

I want to find some common ground and make sure we are on the same page, so I’m going to establish that Iran was not a perfect government before the 70s. No country is perfect. But it is without a doubt better than it is today. The hijab was widely worn, but it was not an enforcement by law, it was worn because of their religion. I personally don’t believe in the Islamic faith, but at least government wasn’t enforcing the religion. Iranian women played a large role in society as educate individuals. At the time women in Iran were more focused on education than the U.S. where women were often told that their role was in the house. They had suffrage. After the 70s, the equality between men and women greatly diminished and the nation took a huge step backwards. If the Shah was kept in power, Iran and the U.S. could have been great allies to this day rather than the current tension we sadly have to face now.

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