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On an average day, to what extent would you say the state interferes in your life?

Asked by nessa456

iraneye:

A lot. The government tried to control whatever it can. Will give you some examples of my daily life:

  • Only state owned / controlled TV / Radio stations can broadcast. Any satellite receiver is illegal and police may raid your house to confiscate them.

  • Internet is VERY slow and Highly filtered / censored. Finding a working ant-filtering software is many Iranians everyday challenge.
  • Alcohol is illegal, partying is illegal & being in a place with girls who are not wearing Hijab (scart, closed cloths) are illegal. People party but always you have to be worried of police raiding the party, arresting people and lashing & fining them.
  • there is moral police in the streets and patrolling for “bad hijab” people.
  • Sex outside marriage is illegal and can end up very VERY harsh punishments. So you can not have a girlfriend and not marry him.

These are many peoples everyday life. The main problem arises when “Anyone  is guilty in some aspect of his life”. So if state wants to stop me from answering these questions on tumbler, I can get a phone call  right now telling me “You have a gf, you have some alcohol at your home, you are watching non-approved media, you use anti-filtering software, etc. So we can send you to jail for X years if you do not close your tumblr”. This is the main problem: everyone who is alive is guilty to some extend so government can control everybody.

Related: the Sword of Damocles

Learning about Iran. Wow.









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findmomo:

Find Momo at a record store!

Hey LA! Come meet us tonight at @lastbookstorela at 7:30! We’re hanging out & chatting & signing books!

Also, win a free book! Go to this record store (hint: it’s also a book store) and find the red envelope (hint: find Van Morrison!) and you’ll find a magic free book ticket! Bring that to tonight’s event to claim your marvellous prize.





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