1)Iranian men treat women like property--- not true.the majority of Iranian men are not at all like that.most are totally ok with their wife working out,and many help with the house works.most Iranian women don't wear headscarves in parties or anywhere other than the streets (where they have to),and most men don't "force" their wife to wear a scarf either.polygamy and temporary marriages,though allowed by law,are considered taboo by most Iranians.
an increasing number of couples get married by dating before marraige.fixed or forced marriages are rare and only happen in rural and among the very uneducated people.
2)Iranian women are not allowed an education and are not allowed to go out alone---false! women in Iran make 63% of university students,are becoming increasingly active among the workforce and there are as many lonely women on Iran's streets as are men! again some women among the rural and backwarded minorities may be strictly monitored on where they go,but I doubt there's even one Iranian woman who doesn't go out alone!(except for political figures)
3)Iranians are terrorist---I wish people would distinguish between Iran's regime and the Iranian people when talking about terrorism.
4)Iranians hate the west esp. the USA--- maybe there are many Iranians who dislike the USA government for its intervention in Iran throughout the last 50 years,but there are not many people who dislike the american 'people'(watch the daily show-behind the veil series for more info on that).and those who come to streets to chant death to USA are the minority and mostly regime puppets.
look I'm Iranian,I loathe iran's regime,they have restricted women's rights in Iran and have ne respect for human rights,but I think there's a lot of misunderstanding about the Iranian people.so I was just curious,which one of these stereotypes do you hold against the Iranians,and how common are they?
share your thoughts about the issue?