Comment on Higgins's "Women in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Legal, Social, and Ideological Changes"

@article{Bergmann1987CommentOH,
  title={Comment on Higgins's "Women in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Legal, Social, and Ideological Changes"},
  author={Barbara R. Bergmann},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1987},
  volume={12},
  pages={606 - 607}
}
  • B. Bergmann
  • Published 1 April 1987
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Patricia Higgins implies in her article (Signs 10, no. 3 [1985]: 477-94) that we need not be too concerned about what has been done to Iranian women since the ascent of Ayatollah Khomeini's regime. True, "sex segregation in public places is the rule, veiling is strongly encouraged if not enforced, and family laws appear to favor men" (478), and "women employed outside the home [have been pressured] to withdraw from the work force in favor of male workers" (489). But, she says, most Iranian… 
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