1. Hungry Man is Not (Necessarily) a Democracy Fighter
Iran's streets seem to be silence at the moment. Somme people may hope that the sanctions make people loud. I don't. Why? I think it is very simple:
"A hungry man is an angry man", and the angry man follows more his emotions than his sense. If you are angry and you are in a fight, you may do many unwanted, non logical things. Not well enough thought things. It is wrong to think that hungry people on the streets are democracy fighters. Hungry people fight for survival.
Girls' Highschool (دبیرستان دوشیزگان), Arak , 1933
Mrs. Paririkh Hashemi, who has provided us this picture (many thanks), explains:
Ateacher namesSabiehMaleki(صبیه ملکی),wifeofKhalilMaleki(خلیل ملکی),wasvery concernedthat girlsgoto school.Sheconstantly soughtaftergirlsof school agewhodid not attend school.Thenshewalked over totheir familiesand persuadedthemto send theirdaughtersto school.
Footnote: 1. You may find other interesting "old pictures" in this blog 2. 1933, Arak was a very small city with not more than 3 main streets. 3. Usually, I publish such pictures only in my German language blog. But this photo inspired me so much that I made an exception.