The Gender Politics of Iran’s Nuclear Policy

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Often lurking within discussions about Iran’s prestige and international standing are terms carrying deep associations with gender. Potency, firmness and resistance are all perceived as masculine characteristics, hence embraced and affirmed, while weakness, flexibility and softness are all associated with femininity, therefore to be avoided and disowned.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Political Science


  • Gender, Politics, Iran, Nuclear Politics, International Relations, West, Negotiations, Masculinity, Femininity, Namous, Gheirat, Harim, Supreme Leader, Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khamenei, Revolutionary Guards, Potency, Firmness, Resistance, Softness, Flexibility
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publication or newspaperThe Guardian/Tehran Bureau
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 9
Publication categoryPopular science

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