Temporary Marriage and women's right in Iran

Fariba
Posted January 15, 2021 from United States

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Tamarack Verrall
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Fariba,
What cruel ways of control we are up against, and Sayeh is one I knew nothing about. What hypocrisy and cruelty toward the women. So important that we know that this, too, is happening. I meet many women in my city who have immigrated from Iran, and express their joy at being free of being forced to wear the hijab, and free of the fear of being imprisoned or punished. This is such important writing you are doing. These practices show how completely so many men, and Governments want to maintain control. Thank you for making sure that we know that this too needs to change.

Fariba
Jan 16
Jan 16

Dear Tamara, Thank you for your kind note and the support you express for women. I believe if we work together and focus on solutions, these present stories of cruelty toward women will become just histories for the future women after us.

Shirin Dalaki
Jan 16
Jan 16

Dear Fariba,

I read your article and I am so proud of you to write about this issue. I also love what you commented, "focus on solutions, these present stories of cruelty toward women will become just histories for the future women after us., " and it is really my vision as well. I experienced hejab in Iran and it was my main reason not wanting to live there because I do not like my fundemental right to be repressed by force and inequality ... and yet women in Iran have to live with this nightmare every day. Frankly I do not see any difference between prostitution and sigheh and I condemn both. This is the way of religion to justify the wrongdoing and I believe in brighter days in future. I know this is only temporary as long as it seems to be dragging for so long.
I am optimistic that we go back to the glory of Persian empire 2000 years ago when the value of woman was cherished and being a women was highly respected. I admire your work and thanks for sharing. Please write more.

Shirin

Fariba
Jan 17
Jan 17

Dear Sirin: : Thank you for your kind words. I am also proud of you empowering women to love and respect themselves. One of the solutions for gender equality is exactly self awareness to understand our value as human being, as well as cultivate self respect, and self compassion. When we are empowered no one can harm us.

Shirin Dalaki
Jan 19
Jan 19

Dear Fariba,
This is the reason that I have so much passion to empower women and thank you for acknowledging my work. You and I have the same belief system and vision. It just feel
good to know you and have this conversation with you.

Much Love,

Shirin

Fariba
Jan 20
Jan 20

Dear Shirin
Thank you for your kind note. I have also started a coaching company, called Self Empowerment Academy, SEA, https://selfempowermentacademy.coach/
Please have a look. We can have a phone meeting and explore collabortations.
Love
Fariba

Shirin Dalaki
Jan 21
Jan 21

Fariba joon,

Thank you for sharing your website, it is lovely and I am so proud of you helping young women because sharing positive effective strategies with this group can be life changing.
You and I share the same philosophy and I will keep in touch.

Much Love,

Shirin

Hello, Fariba,

How are you? Welcome back to World Pulse! Happy New Year!

Thank you for sharing this article with us. I am in shock! In fact, I resonate with Fatti's statement, "She talks about sigheh with feelings of shame, sorrow, and hate". How could Iran make the practice of sigheh legal? It only serves the "husbands". I hope this cultural practice will be abolished.

It takes women like you who are courageous enough to speak up and challenge status quo. Keep it up, dear. I hope you can also write a post on World Pulse so it can be highlighted or featured by editors. These are important stories.

Fariba
Jan 21
Jan 21

Thank you dear Karen for your support! Yes, I will publish it as a text again.
Your sister
Fariba

You're welcome, love. Awesome!