Reza Shah forcibly unveiled women and promoted their education in the model of Turkey's Atatürk.
When Ruhollah Khomeini called for women to attend public demonstration and ignore the night curfew, millions of women who would otherwise not have dreamt of leaving their homes without their husbands' and fathers' permission or presence, took to the streets.
They will not permit men to teach at girls' schools. Correspondingly, bad hijabi (improper veiling”) was considered a cultural crime.
Bad hijabi is defined by the law as: “uncovered head, showing make-up, uncovered arms and legs, thin and see-through clothes, tight clothes such as trousers without an overall over them, clothes bearing foreign words, signs or pictures, nail varnish, brightly colored clothing and improper modes of body movement or talking”.
None of them have been named, but Sharifi claims the eight players are still technically men who are “completing sex change operations.” Oddly enough, this wouldn’t come as a huge shock, seeing as how four female Iranian players were accused of being men last year.The names of the places where the photos were taken are provided in English.Iran’s women’s soccer team might not be a women’s team at all.Khomeini's call to rise up against Mohammad Reza Shah took away any doubt in the minds of many devoted Muslim women about the propriety of taking to the streets during the day or at night.After the Islamic revolution, however, Khomeini publicly announced his disapproval of mixing between the sexes.