The mainstream media constantly makes it appear as if Iranians have by and large been content with the Islamic Republic, and only recently have they started protesting against its archaic laws. I, however, believe that the Islamic Republic was doomed from its inception due its undemocratic and oppressive nature, indeed I believe the first cracks in the Islamic Republic appeared in 1979.
I just saw a video on YouTube (featuring a very young Jon Snow), taken a month after the Revolution, of Iranian women protesting against Khomeini's campaign to Islamify Iran by forcing women to wear the hejab. See how the women are bravely protesting against theocratic tyranny, 30 years before Mousavi, Karroubi, the Green Path of Hope etc. Also note how that monster Khomeini split and fractured Iranian society making it acceptable for men to subjugate women under the guise of Islam, leading to many of today's problems and inequalities.
It is imperative that we take note of these events, for those who "don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it". If Iran, or any country for that matter is to prosper, it must have equality amongst ALL its citizens. What you see occurring in Iran today is the beginning of the end of the Islamic Republic, and a monumental struggle for justice and liberty that has been going on for thirty years.