In Persepolis, because of the Iran Revolution women were obligated to wear veils. The purpose of this new law was to get women to cover their hair, so that men would no longer get aroused, or as MarJane put it “to protect woman from all the potential rapists.” With the veil, MarJane’s family was forced to conceal their modern ways or else they would be repercussions. Though, the hijab changed her outer appearance, unlike Hannah Montana, MarJane refused to let it repress her rebellious spirit. She never missed an opportunity to express how felt about the veil and the Iran Revolution.
“Is religion defending our physical integrity or is it just opposed to fashion,” is what MarJane rhetorically asked as she stood in front of her class. Interestingly enough, the book emphasized on the social impact of the hijab, but only touched on it’s religious importance twice. It leaves me to believe that for a while not, the religious meaning to the hijab has been overshadowed by its cultural shake up. As a power country, we possess all of the freedoms to do more with this issue. We play the role of being the globe’s celebrity, but what are we doing to help the oppressed. Comfortably, we have the best of both worlds, but our wig is being to lose its impact.