Wasn't aware that Iran apparently uses religion to help separate normal citizens from their share of the country's oil dollars. Pretty disgusted by the whole deal. With no share of the petrol dollars,, the people,, particularly the women, are understandably forced to turn to crime and prostitution to survive
Iraq might be a little better than Iran these days now that the Americans have a ton of bases there. But the Middle East-- save for Israel --still seems like a pretty reprehensible place to be for women. And I'm a non-Jew saying this.
Seeing this doc, I hope Iran has a revolution that produces a better way of life for the majority of its people, particularly its women.
Sad story without a happy ending. Keywords that would fit this documentary are poverty, corruption, Islamic law injustice, discrimination of women, hypocrisy, drug use, domestic abuse, child abuse... and yet, the women are likeable. Basically, it's a human story of people trying to get by with the cards they had been dealt. I'd say they do have other choices but they've probably been kicked down so many times they're probably too tired to try.
This documentary was excellent. It exposes the hypocrisy and abusive treatment of woman and girls in Iran. The hypocrisy of a religion and politics in Iran. Oppressed people, society and families are dysfunctional when a country doesn't care for women. Sad to see children learning poor choices from their parents. This documentary pulls back the veil exposing truth in a country where there is so much abuse and disrespect for women.
The documentary is an objective view of Iran's dark sex trade. It follows two single mothers prostituting on the streets of Iran to support their drug habits. They both have rough histories and openly expose their children to heroin and sex work. One child was left alone with a John while her mother was with another customer; a John asked a woman's son to help him negotiate a price with his mother (child heart-breakingly laughs hysterically). It also describes sighes, or temporary marriages that could last a few minutes to years for a fee paid to the women in a form of legal religious prostitution.
Upsetting but extremely revealing. Behind nearly all organized religions that suppress women lies this same hypocrisy-one that vilifies the the woman based on scripture interpreted or written by men for men. Women are punished just for being women and suffer for deeds they do not do or are forced to do out of desperation perpetrated by a belief that forces them to be subservient to men and does not allow her to get an education or to earn her own living. Religious dogma that teaches that God made women to be subservient to men breeds the dysfunctional hypocritical attitude that blames all the world's evil on women while the actual perpetrators (nearly always men) go Scott free for the heinous deeds they do. I will also say that this kind of one sided dogma hurts both men and women and destroys any chance of a meaningful give and take relationship between them.
Subtle but clear. Very well directed movie, sheds the light on women oppression in Iran, and I am sure on other women in other neighboring countries as well... I hope one day the leaders of such countries would come to realize that their states' corruption is the result of physical and emotional abuse of kids watching their mothers and themselves being abusively enslaved. It is ironic and shameful that they call themselves Muslim countries when one of Islam's rules in reality was to abolish slavery.
Incredibly heartbreaking. The men who are customers take full advantage of these women, they use Shryia law, to "get married" to them for an hour or day or two, and use them, beat them, the kids are the ones who suffer. There is very much a caste system even though this is a Muslim film, there is no way out for these women they turn to drugs, it is sad.
THIS A SOMEWHAT DEPRESSING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOW WOMEN ARE TREATED AND FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION TO STAY ALIVE AND FEED THEIR CHILDREN. ACCORDING TO THE DOCUMENTARY WOMEN CAN BE USED AS A "KEPT" WOMAM" WITH A SIMPLE AGREEMENT BETWEEN A MULLAH (I.E.. MUSLIM EQUIVALENT OF A PRIEST.) FOR A AGREED UPON PERIOD OF TIME. I must warn you that this documentary will Outrage feminists both here and abroad!