How Globalization Spurs Terrorism: The Lopsided Benefits of "One World" and Why That Fuels Violence

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AFTERWARD
The Veiled Solitude—Women as
the Solution

Minoo is an energetic 26-year-old chemical engineer living in Tehran, Iran. Like all women in Iran, she is forced to wear the Islamic veil when she goes out in public. There is nothing she can do to escape what she calls the “imprisonment of the veil,” but in many other ways she continues to try to work around the restrictions placed on women in the Islamic Republic. When she was in high school, she received a lot of advice about why it would not be a good idea for her to study engineering in university. “There are too many restrictions and taboos against women working as engineers,” Minoo was told repeatedly.

“But there is no law against women studying engineering, so why should I place restrictions on myself? There are already too many restrictions on me as a woman, so why should I not take advantage of the few freedoms I do have?”

“Yes, you are free to study engineering according to the formal law of the land, but that does not mean that the men will actually let you work as an engineer,” warned her mother.

“I will deal with that problem when I get to it, if I get to it,” responded Minoo defiantly.

Unfortunately, it did not take long for Minoo to get to the problem of not being able to work as an engineer. Despite being an excellent engineer on paper, she never got the chance to practice her profession. Again and again she was told by potential employers that the job she had applied for required working in a situation where a woman would “not be able to cope.” “We need an engineer who can sometimes work on the night shift in the factory,” a factory manager told her, “How

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