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Blogger "Eye and Light" believes women who are veiled have more self-confidence and are more successful in their marriages than women who don’t wear the hijab:

Veiled women have more self-confidence. They're more satisfied with their bodies. As psychologists say, they have a positive body image. For these women their calves and lips have a sexual value, therefore they make an effort to cover them. These women don't consider themselves the same as the unveiled women in the street. They believe their bodies are full of value and beauty and they are sensitive about these values and holding onto them. That is why veiled women are more successful in their marriages. Self-confidence is an important factor in a marriage and veiled woman have more of it.

Women who don't wear the veil have less self-confidence. They feel they're missing something in their social life and they want to fill the gap with their femininity. You have to see how hard they try to refresh their make-up in public bathrooms to understand this. It is the issue of self-confidence that reminds Hillary Clinton [to apply] lipstick in the middle of diplomatic talks (
picture here).

Another reason why women who don't wear the veil don’t have self- confidence is that they feel they're being judged by many men -- clearly men have different tastes. I know a girl who is very light-skinned and blond: she is beautiful, one of those types that are called foreigners. Once her boyfriend told her that a woman should be dark and hot. Poor thing, she was saddened, she asked me whether she was very plain. I told her: no, my dear, you're not, you're very pretty and European. Your problem is that you've sold yourself cheap to any worthless guy who can voice his opinion about you.

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.


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