Influenced by the marital system of Iran, Iranian-Jewish family members seek out prospective suitors for sons and daughters.
Families seek to match children with families of equal or greater monetary wealth and reputation among the community, creating a mini-kinship, or “system of categories and statuses” amid Los Angeles, (p 34, Traffic in Women).
From left: Alex Halimi, Amanda Maddahi, Adam Daneshgar, Lillian Emrani, Sabrina Yadegar, Jessica Yadegar, Gabriel Halimi, Jessica Kimiabakhsh, Sharon Newman, Lauren Maddahi and Soshi Azadian at Sam Nazarian’s SLS Hotel.
The interior decor of Sam Nazarian’s .9 million mansion high above the Sunset Strip might be described as nightlife moderne.
Their numbers are increasing as divorce becomes more common and more women attend universities, exposing them to careers and incomes independent of men who, by law and custom, are supposed to be their guardians.
That is a profound generational shift in a society of 80 million whose theocracy preaches that a woman’s main purpose in life is to be a wife and mother.
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Then in her late 20s and rebounding from a string of broken relationships, Fahimeh Azadi moved alone into an apartment in working-class southern Tehran.
Her very presence, she recalled, was “a walking challenge to the men.”Azadi had joined a growing number of women in Iran who are electing to remain single, defying their parents’ expectations and the strict conventions of the Islamic Republic.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)Now 35, Azadi has moved to a more genteel part of town but still lives by herself.