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Not Without My Daughter

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but to americans, the picture of a women in a headscarve is just not "frightening" enough to sell to its stupid sheep audience, so they use the veil cause it looks exotic and foriegn. Evading Moody's sinister spy network, she secretly met sympathisers opposed to Khomeini's savage regime. Mahmoody and her coauthor do an excellent job of chronicling the systematic dismantling of what, for quite some time, had been an idyllic and prosperous life, from her husband’s slow descent into fanaticism and sociopolitical turmoil, to his increasing and protracted periods of “lethargy,” (MahMoody) to his occasional, but telling, spirts of anger over his daughters being permitted to consume frivolous and/ or “Western” programs and ideals. Although a super intelligent and gifted doctor, he was a raving, abusive madman—an equally cunning adversary.

At one point she is literally held prisoner by her husband, and her journey out of Iran with her daughter actually turned her hair gray. Item despatched quickly and as described, but damaged in transit due to plastic wrap packaging being inadequate protection.Not Without My Daughter is an account of her experiences in 1984-1986, when she left Michigan, to go to Iran with her husband and daughter for what she was promised would be a short visit.

At the time, my dad was living and working in Mexico as a surgeon, which meant that every other weekend found my brother and I listlessly cooped up in my dad’s clinic in Zaragoza, a very poor community on the outskirts of Juarez. When she confronted Moody about not turning in her passport, he informed her that he had decided to stay and that Betty and Mahtob would remain in Iran for the rest of their lives. I think it’s quite short-sighted for anyone to delude themselves into thinking that she portrays all Iranians as bad people. Betty Mahmoody (born June 9, 1945) is an American author and public speaker best known for her book, Not Without My Daughter, which was subsequently made into a film of the same name.

A hair-raising escape brought her and Mahtob back to the US, where they now live under assumed names, fearful of Moody. You can argue about how negative and stereotyping this book is, how it helped to reinforce generalized preconceptions about the Iranians, how it didn’t help to provide a better and more accurate picture of the Iranian society to the an already-hostile American public, how it was used by a sector of the American public and media who would happily jump on anything like this, how it was used by both sides as a political propaganda tool, etc. It must have been terrifying to not understand what’s being said around you as you go through the crazy, illegal, and deadly steps she took to escape the country. She is the President and co-founder of One World: For Children, an organization that promotes understanding between cultures and strives to offer security and protection to children of bi-cultural marriages. Not Without My Daughter is an astounding memoir that underscores just how little power women have in Iran.

The family was a crazy one to say the least: extreme, fanatical, superstitious, and never mind disgusting with their hygiene (but let’s not go there! Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. Sie hatte aber Recht: es ist wirklich ein sehr gutes Buch mit einer bewegenden (wahren) Geschichte und es konnte mich sehr berühren. In Iran they are his property and he can do whatever he wants to them (beat, rape, keep them locked up, etc.If you can find a copy of any version of this book, I encourage all women to read it and be thankful for our rights as U. If you have picked this book up in hopes that it will give you insight about Iran, put it right back down. Though I doubt his actions were so suspicious that she thought they might be trapped; I think that’s hindsight. At the same time, Mom was working really tired hard to help me let go of the hatred that had taken hold of me and help me to love my dad again and remember that he had loved me.

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