Rather than deal with the complex political issues that confront our governments, "Rick Steves' Iran" is a travelogue designed to introduce Americans to some of the faces and places of this proud nation of 70 million people. And during a time of tension between the US and Iran, Rick believes that, while there are no easy solutions to the problems facing our two countries, surely getting to know more about this culture is a step in the right direction. He did not receive funds from the Iranian or US governments.
Rick Steves' Iran: Yesterday and Today [25 words] As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history..mystery.
Rick Steves' Iran: Yesterday and Today [74 words] Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran.
Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.
Despite strict circumstances, women in Iran rebel in many ways: wearing white on Wednesdays to express dissent, encouraging tourists to forgo local norms in protest, and even going out sans head wrapping in defiance of the restrictive laws.
Married at age 21 A few years ago the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, asserted that his nation did not have gays as they did in the West.
For women in Iran, gender is a constant point of political tension.
So where can women go to seek freedom in a safe, open space? In fact, women-only parks are one of the few places where Iranian women are empowered to go hijab-free, safe from penalty and male gaze.
A recent paper reports that 40-45% of men aged 25-29 were unmarried. There is likely selection bias in the sample, even if it is less clear than in the case of truck drivers at STD clinics or prisoners. But it finally gives us a concrete number to point to when we allude to the likelihood that male-to-male sexual contact has to be rife in societies where heterosexual sex outside of marriage is very difficult, and marriage has to be delayed to the exigencies of the modern economy. This blog is about evolution, genetics, genomics and their interstices.More generally Ahmadinejad’s comments brought up the issue of men having sex with men throughout the Middle East before marriage.This is a taboo topic in much of the region, so getting good quantitative data seems pretty much impossible. For Iran there is a notation of “unspecified male-to-male sexual contacts,” so I take the figure for Iran to mean that 29% of sexually active unmarried men in Iran are engaging in activities with other men.From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Rick Steves' Iran" offers a rare, candid, and humanizing look at a powerful and perplexing nation. "Rick Steves' Iran" is a travel special that explores the historical sites, major cities, small villages, and modern-day people and culture of this country.Viewers will see how the Iranians, three decades into their Islamic Revolution, are living.