Iranian women's attitude towards gender and its perception in the society: A fly in the ointment


  • Iman Tohidian Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages & Literature, University of Kashan, Iran
  • Sara Almassi Iran Language Institute, Senior Teacher, Tehran, Iran Lecturer, Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Branch, Tehran, Iran


Inequality between men and women, distressing increase in gender discrimination, rape, misogyny, and polygamy are conspicuous on the headlines. The irrefutable interdependence of gender, culture and social status has recently been considered as one of the momentous motives for such controversial issues in each society. Considering the pivotal role of culture in forming individuals' minds and behaviors, the current research scrutinizes women's attitudes towards their gender and its appreciation by men in Iranian culture. Adopting quota sampling technique to choose the participants, sixty-eight women were appointed from different professions to answer the questions in a semi-structured interview. Contrary to what is generally illuminated in the literature concerning propounded gender differences among Iranian male and female participants, the obtained results from current research put forward totally different women's attitudes towards their gender, its appreciation by men as members of society, and the role of culture in attitude change and formation of new behaviors.


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Tohidian, I., & Almassi, S. (2016). Iranian women’s attitude towards gender and its perception in the society: A fly in the ointment. Innovare Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1), 1–9. Retrieved from