SOCIAL HISTORY: "Dokhtaraneh Shayesteh" Finalists (~1975-1976)

SOCIAL HISTORY: "Dokhtaraneh Shayesteh" Finalists (~1975-1976)
by Darius Kadivar

Finalists of the "Miss Iran" competition known as "Dkhtaraneh Shayesteh"  make coverage of ZAN ROOZ Magazine. (circa (~1975-1976)

For Names and LARGER PHOTO Here



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hamsade ghadimi

anonymouse (both comments) and miko

by hamsade ghadimi on

good ones guys.  still laughing.


Thanks to women like

by Cost-of-Progress on

Homa Ehsan and their pioneering efforts to prop up the status of Iranian women.

It wasn't that long ago, but since most of the world only knows Iran through the islamic lens of the anti nationalist plague of mullahcracy (including some of our own), seeing progressive women on the front page of a magazine is somehow....UnIranian!







by XerXes. on

You had a choice to dress how you like. That's the issue.


Finals 2010

by Miko on

IRI's Dokhtareh Shayesteh finals 2010

Darius Kadivar

Quite True Anonymouse Jaan as for Sargord ...

by Darius Kadivar on

I suppose the title Miss Iran was dropped for some silly political correctness as if it could have been confused with the title of the First Lady which in our case at the time was the Shahbanou.  

Thanks for your insights.

As for Sargord, I was in Iran at the time of the Revolution and the Women Protests that followed YOUR Ayatollah's Mandatory Hijab Laws. And How DEmocratically YOUR BASIJIS of the TIme Crackdown on them in the same DEMOCRATIC Way ( according to Your FM Mottaki's definition of DEMOCRACY) by beating the women and humiliating them for their peaceful protests.

But I won't bother you with the details since you were hardly born at the time which explains your ignorant comments.

Oh and by the way there is NOTHING Typically IRANIAN in YOUR UNIFORM either. Your military looks and hat are typically European Imported styles. Seems You Were Ironically WESTOXICATED under Your Pseudo Islamic Stance not to have noticed it.  

take care,




by amirkabear4u on

I do not think you realize what an interesting, fundamental and political question you asked. 

your question;

We never had Miss Iran?

Is a very good one but I won't say why because it related to a lot of issues we had and have.



Sargord you see, you label people but don't like being labeled.

by Anonymouse on

Your guess is that these women chose exile? What would you say if you find out all these women were part of revolution and stayed in Iran? Would you apologize for your statement? 

You are just a jealous man, that's all.  Women never gave any attention to people like you so you (and amsaal hom) blame them, right? 

If DK jaan had posted pics of Mr. Iran in the body building competition in 1970s they'd have stayed in Iran and led the revolution, right?

Everything is sacred.

Sargord Pirouz

You know, Darius, on that

by Sargord Pirouz on

You know, Darius, on that top photo, you take away the persian script, and that photo could well have been taken in Kansas City, Missouri. There's absolutely no sense of Iranian identity to it- is there?

A couple of years later, millions took to the streets of Tehran to reclaim their identities and independence. Were you there to see it? My guess is most if not all of these ladies in this pic chose exile. 



Shayesteh = Miss Congeniality! We never had Miss Iran, did we?!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.