Let's take an objective look at Iran.
Iran does NOT have free elections. In order for one to be considered, he must be from a high class of Muslims. This is due to article 115 of their constitution. You can't be a woman, or a poor person, or a guy who believes in evolution. In other words, voters get to choose between one guy who believes one thing and another guy who believes exactly the same thing.
Iran has a supreme leader.
It doesn't matter who is president, because Ali Khamenei will always have supreme power over everything. He is the supreme leader of Iran for the rest of his life. He would have to approve of any changes proposed to take place. God luck on that...
Article 209 of the Iranian Constitution.
A woman's life is only worth half as much as a mans. If your daughter was killed, before any consequences can be suffered by the murderer, you would have to pay his family a certain amount of money to make up for the difference in your daughter's life and the man they lost. Yes, the victims family has to pay the murderer's family.
A woman can't leave the house without permission of the man.
The picture of the Iranian woman going around the internet touting her as a 'true feminist'? Yeah, she had to get permission before she left the house that day.
People still get stoned to death.
For adultery. Mostly women. Guys in Iran don't really get charged with adultery. Even when they do, as crazy as it sounds, the stoning they get is less harsh than the women. A man only gets buried up to his waist. A woman gets buried up to her neck. Even if they are pregnant.
It is not unheard of in Iran for a 12 year old to get married... and have a child by the age of 13.
""I was married at the age of 12, and I had my first child when I was 13. My husband was unemployed and we fought all the time. We never applied for a divorce because I was afraid of losing my child. Finally one night, he poured a bucket of acid over my body and I was completely burned. When I rushed to the sink to flush my face and body. I realized that he had shut off the main water supply. I was taken to the hospital. My operation was held up pending advance money for the surgery, and permission from my husband to operate on my face. My mother sold all of her valuables and provided the money. My husband said he would only permit my operation if I consented to not seeing my children for the rest of my life. Finally, with hospital's pressure on the family court they allowed me to receive the operation on my face and body"
In the eight years before the Islamic revolution, 100 political prisoners were executed. In the four years after... 7900. While it is true that in 1997 the government tried to tone it down a bit, they simply didn't. Two years ago, the police went so far as to beat people for assembling to celebrate international women's day.
The truth here is that Iran is still a backward place to live. There is absolutely no reason we should be supporting them in their endeavor to replace one tyrant with another. Mousavi, the guy Iranians are trying to get elected into office, was one of the original players in the Islamic revolution. Yes, the one that killed 7900 political prisoners between 1981 and 1985.
I'll admit I did advocate throwing some help their way in the form of ddos attacks on the government, but that was for lulz. In all reality, we should be throwing nukes their way.