"I want you to throw your hands up high, higher/ throw 021 up forever" raps Hichkas, lauded as the godfather of Iranian rap, in his 2008 song Bunch of Soldiers. This kindness is something I have never experienced during my travels ever before.Surprisingly most of the women I have met during my trip liked my dress and wanted to know immediately where I have bought it.Just like anywhere else, nearly every younger woman in Iran is totally into fashion, so it is no wonder that you can see many very well-dressed girls on the street.Zedbazi formed in 2002, in the middle of this boom, and steadily gained popularity through the 2000s with their controversial language and lyrics."Now rap is undoubtedly the most popular genre of music among 18-25 year old Iranians.
In the end of this post I will tell you shortly about what the major part of the population thinks about the topic.While in Germany or other states a scarf is a nice accessory, that you wear at the neck, in Iran you wear it on your head. It depends on the situation and the place or city, how many or how few hairs you should cover.In some regions like the Capitol Tehran you can wear the scarf just loose over your topknot like I did and show your hairline.The people do not only want to get to know you as a person, but always want to tell you the history of their cities and villages – not wanting to receive anything back in return like money or buying stuff. One of the guys me and Clemens have met in Tehran, for example, even took over the relatively high costs of the admission to the famous Golestan Palace in Irans capital. But despite all the positive responses, I have always been vigilant as a woman in Iran, about what my presence as a halfway emancipated woman in this country (what ever that means nowadays…) could cause.
Just imagine that in the end of our backpacking Iran trip we didn’t even have to pay a hotel, because one of our new friends invited us over to stay at his place. In short, Iran is an Islamic state in which the Sharia is law.Most of the younger Persian women also are very easy in wearing their hijabs. As I said, in most places there is no problem to wear it loose.