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Female PressTV Reporter Exposes Iran’s Unholy Patriarchy

Since Ayatollah Khomeini’s Velayat-e Faqih became its cornerstone after the 1979 revolution, Iran has been a theocracy. But it’s not just a theocracy – it’s a patriarchy, too. It may appoint some token women to key roles – such as

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

For Iranian Actress Sadaf Taherian, Happiness in Iran is Impossible

Iran was again the subject of much debate this week, this time centering on a beautiful actress who took on the clerics and their definition of modesty – an incendiary recipe for controversy in Iran. Like thousands of Iranian women

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Important Reward to #StealthyFreedom Campaign

The Geneva rights summit, A global coalition of 20 non-governmental organizations announced today that Iranian freelance journalist Masih Alinejad, creator of “My Stealthy Freedom” Facebook page that allows Iranian women to upload photos of themselves without the mandatory Hijab, has been

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Posted in Human Rights

The Unwitting Heroine of the Iranian Womens’ Struggle

Fox News’s Iranian-descended Lisa Daftari caused quite the stir last week after reporting on a video showing an Iranian woman dancing “joyously” – and hijab-lessly – on top of her car. The dance in the desert, wrote Daftari, was “the

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues

Self and Selfie in Iran

The “selfie,” or self-portrait usually taken with a mobile phone, has become so ubiquitous today that rarely do we give a thought to the meaning of the word or the phenomena. But upon further scrutiny, it becomes evident that the

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Other News

Hijab in Iranian penal code

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics

Iran’s Defense Against Anti-Hijab Activist: Faking Rape

It’s about time we followed up on Masih Alinejad, the daring Iranian journalist who bared her hair on Facebook and ignited a solidarity campaign under the slogan (and super trending hashtag) #StealthyFreedom. When we first told you about Alinejad, she

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Posted in Human Rights, Other News
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