Anth 250 Final.pdf - Zachariah Derenthal Anthropology 250 Diane Baxter Final Part 1 Young people are tomorrows future every day they learn about the

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Zachariah Derenthal Anthropology 250 Diane Baxter Final Part 1 Young people are tomorrows future, every day they learn about the world and grow that much more as citizens wherever they live. A new age is upon the world though, and its effects can be seen across the world in every different way of life. It can be hard for a society to accept these new outlooks on life, because they are usually set in their ways too. In Iran the same thing is happening to their society. Different beliefs of different people old and young, can clash and cause all sorts of problems. I believe this is also a problem of globalization, not so much the youth’s fault themselves, but their influences. The U.S. and Britain can be quite pushy when it comes to what they want people to believe. Iran and Syria standout on a global front for the effects of globalization. In one case I read about in Khosravi’s written work was about a journalist calling the youth of Iran the “Third Generation”. I believe this term was meant to cast a shadow over a generation, as to sort of put them down. Not to my surprise though, after being labeled the “Third Generation” by a British journalist the young people of Iran took this name with passion. They embraced it, as many of the youth today do when something is meant to put them down. What is not understood by some of these older journalists and people in society is that this generation will not be quiet or put down. They are often misunderstood by the general public. Khosravi descirbes a scene perfectly, “Half an hour before landing female passengers, usually unveiled and covered with makeup, line up for the lavatory. When they come out they are unveiled and the makeup has become much paler. By contrast, as soon as the “fasten your seatbelt” sign switches off on flights leaving Iran, veiled women lineup for the lavatory to come out in much lighter clothing and with different hairstyles” (Khosravi, 2014:123). Shockingly enough, these young women have to deal with living two lives. Because the western world has made it vital
that a woman be a figure of perfection or she isn’t worth anything. Which I know isn’t true, and no one should believe it, but for most of these girls this is a scary reality. Western civilization pressures girls, and youth to be what they want them to be. This causes a massive culture clash. As we see in America young women wear revealing and very form fitting clothing, whereas in Iran and other MENA countries this is not the case. Their religion, or their family says the are to wear the traditional clothing. Which in America would be considered very conservative and almost frowned upon at times young women need confidence in themselves to feel appreciated sometimes. With two different cultures saying different things the women are forced to live a double life. In public life they are told to wear the traditional clothing, and make sure not to be revealing or so westernized, but as soon as they leave it is the opposite. As we were told by Khosravi, women change their appearance as soon as possible in

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