(Video) Tehran Iran: Iranian women talk about gender roles after the revolution

Women in Iran are trying to get more rights to a broader range of jobs, so they can care for their families. The reportage follows a female driver in Teheran. Being the first female bus driver in Tehran is complex. Women passengers are ordered, for the first time, to enter from the front and to sit behind the driver in the front section. A confusing change for the Muslim men since gender apartheid is rife in Iran and women enter through the back, and sit in the back, not permitted to sit in the front.

As a female driver she faces harassment by Muslim men on a regular basis. And her son opposes his mother’s new profession and think she belongs in the kitchen and not driving buses. He wants to become a judge and finds it easier and less stressful (!) to sign death sentences than to drive in Teheran…

What sick mindset these people have! It’s not stressful to sign a death sentence of another human being?

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