Iranian women are portrayed as human beings who are beneath men. A great example of how the law in Iran favors men over women comes from an article on the BBC website titled: "Iranian women struggle for equality". In this artIcle, a women name Forough seperated from her husband and the judge granted her husband custody of their son. Forough also did not receive financial support from her husband. This is a case in which women in Iran are discriminated against without the same equal rights as their counterparts, men.
The media aspect of women in Iran are even worse, despite the censorship in general over the internet; women opinions and publications that exemplifies pro-democracy will get shutdown by the government.According to an article called: "Women Online In Iran Brave Heavy Surveillance", every online website for women has been shut down, but one in particular is stringing on to survival, its called Change For Equality. This online publication is a womens news source dedicated to targeting women who would like to fight against discriminatory laws. This website also invites women to sign a online petition called the One Million Signatures Campaign to help create a movement toward democracy.
According to an article on the BBC website titled "Iranian Women Take To The Field" written by Jennie Walmsley, she states that "the western media portrayed women in Iran as oppressed and limited." Iranian women playing sports barely exist, in order for women to participate in sports they must be fullhy clothed with their full attire on, which definitely restricts them from doing anything. In order for women to participate in big events that has a spectators of both men and women, they must only compete modestly in sports such as archery for example, other than they they must only compete when in front of an all female audience. The online article calls this the "sporting segregation of the sexes. Women are not even allowed to attend sporting events where men are playing, even if its a family member.
According to an article online titled "Women Shown Playing Music- A First For Iranian TV", the source states that on Sunday December 7th, 1997 women played music for the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The music of women has been broadcasted on television but their faces have not been shown. This music was broadcasted on an external broadcasting station, since private owned satellites are banned in Iran. Women in Iran are not allowed to play music in public nor sing in public so the disadvantages of women in Iran seems like it will take a very long time before justce and equality is reached.