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Reza Shah Pahlavi’s Anti-Veiling Initiative: Feminist Overture or Authoritarian Imperialism?

At various points between 1925 and 1941,  Iran’s authoritarian leader Reza Shah Pahlavi utilized state force in an attempt to transform Iran into a nation that was palatable to the West(Eastwood, 308-312).  To achieve this he enacted a series of … Continue reading

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