A Century Struggle for Freedom in Iran

BettyJean Kling on behalf of Soona Samsami
Executive Dir. Women’s Freedom Forum

On October 7, 2010 Women’s Freedom Forum held a Congressional Photo Exhibition on “A Century Struggle for Freedom in Iran ” and women’s role which has now been produced as an educational video presentation.

Thanks to the hard work and research of volunteers, the presentation has been commented as one of the best educational videos on YouTube.com, as it brings to us a unique and fresh perspective of Iran’s rich history. We recommend that you view this presentation.

Link to you tube for Women’s Freedom Forum:  http://www.youtube.com/user/WomenFreedomForum

America’s Femcitizens need to watch this video and others shown on Women Freedom Forum website, then go rent Iron Jawed Angels and a few other movies about our Suffragettes. We are in need of some lessons in how to be real women

Even before that in a letter to John Adams from Abigail during the Revolution, March 31st, 1776:

I long to hear that you have declared an independency — and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/cfm/doc.cfm?id=L17760331aa

It was the very cause of the Revolution: personal liberty, equality, and a separation from deep-rooted systems of hierarchy. Abigail Adams a women before her time saw the correlation between monarchy over America and patriarchy over women, and even envisioned that someday the ‘Ladies’ – like her countrymen – would grow tired of not having a voice and stand up to “rebel.”

In 1848, just a half century after the Revolution ended, women declared independence from the old system by writing the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention.

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  1. […] A Century Struggle for Freedom in Iran BettyJean Kling on behalf of Soona Samsami Executive Dir. Women’s Freedom Forum November 24, 2010 […]

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