Wednesday, May 22

What Iranian Women Looked Like Before the Islamic Revolution in 1979

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Just half a century ago, Iran was a secular state. Women used to wear swimsuits and mini skirts, they could freely communicate with men, and get an education. Needless to say, the country was developing quickly. But in 1979, the Islamic revolution happened and everything changed dramatically.

We at 5 Fun Facts don’t intend to discuss politics here, we just want to show you the amazing level of freedom this country has had in the past.

Bonus: Vogue photo shoot in Iran, 1969

What do you think Iran would look like today if the revolution hadn’t happened?

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