Iran Gender Roles

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The third cultural practice chosen has to do with gender roles in society. The question of gender roles is one of the most intricate issues in contemporary Iranian society. Women have always had a solid role in Iranian life, but rarely a public role. Their prominent participation in political movements has been especially noteworthy. Women are brave and are more than willing to take to the streets for a good public cause. Moreover, although the world focuses increasingly on the question of female style as a sign of progress for women in Iran, this is an insincere view. In the years since the Revolution, women have made astonishing progress in nearly every area of life. Women have served in the legislature and as government ministers since…show more content…
Census Bureau. Because of this, the United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Nearly every region of the world has influenced American culture, as it is a country of immigrants, most notably the English who colonized the country beginning in the early 1600s. U.S. culture has also been shaped by the cultures of Native Americans, Latin Americans, Africans and…show more content…
For example, the Iranian family system is a united, strict and orderly one; it is kept together by a sense of obligation and mutual trust, as well as vested family interests. In contrast to Western families, and specifically American families, Iranian families place emphasis on extended family and financial, emotional, and social security, whereas American families emphasize financial, and to a lesser degree, emotional security. This is not to say that all American families place emphasis on these things, but the typical Anglo-Saxon family exhibits these tendencies. Due to these differences, there is a marked difference in family dynamics across cultures. One impact of Americanization on Iranian culture affects the food. There are many food restaurant chains that are found in America that can be found in Iran. Some well-known ones would include McDonalds, Burger King, etc. Even though the menus would be a little different based on theocratic views of Iran, the general idea or going to a fast food chain and ordering food would be the

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