Persian Voices: Usurped Rights

Now that, thanks be to God (bihamdallah), laws, equality, and justice work in Iran, and the return of people’s usurped rights has become common. Akram al Dawlah who took her older brother to the judiciary to claim her and her younger brother’s shares of their father’s inheritance which the older brother had usurped.

—Letter to Iran i-Naw Newspaper

 

Afsaneh, Najmabadi. Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity. Page 227. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2005. Print.