Women from Iran’s female police force, established in 2003. These ladies undergo a three year training program requiring intensive military courses including judo, fencing, firearm training, and laying mines. They serve alongside their male counterparts, work regular beats, and they do it all in hijab. Respect.
the bottom left picture made my night
can i just direct your attention to the middle right picture
I usually don’t do this but.. I am from Iran, rather the younger generation and luckily didn’t have to go through the things my parents and their friends had to (since the dictatorship.. yes, the rulers right now are dictators, will never not call them anything else). But anyway… as much as I love the strength a lot of these females have (and that guys usually fear the women of Teheran because they are so fierce), I can’t really have so much respect for them and feel rather sad. Because I always see the circumstance they live in. This police force would be perfect if they wouldn’t work for the regime, if they would help the people rather than establish the dictatorship. And the hijab.. I have actually never heard a woman from Iran even feel a bit proud to HAVE to wear it. I don’t know if it’s understandable what I mean with all that.. just.. I just feel irked to read “and they do it all in hijab. Respect.”. I love and respect them but the bigger picture is that I rather want to cry just thinking about the underlying problems. The youth of Iran, the intellectuals, the creative people working underground, so many people dying.. to gain back the freedom they hade before this idiotic regime started, to be able to do all this without rules what to wear and so on.
Sorry, I’m probably confusing everyone, I’m really not good with expressing myself. Just..there are so many things to be respected about the people in Iran but you choose something bitter tasting like this. Argh, I’ll stop now.. sorry~
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