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Iranian Women Post Photos Without Hijabs To Protest Mandatory Hijab Laws

Published 3 years ago

The Iranian Islamic revolution happened in 1979. In 1983, a law was passed obliging women to wear the hijab headscarf. This doesn’t go well with everyone. Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist now living in the US, started “My Stealthy Freedom” Facebook page where Iranian women post pictures of their hair free in the wind. And this is no joking matter in Iran. Last year, the “morals police” arrested, detained or fined more than 3.6 million for hijab-related infractions.

And she has a lot of supporters: the Facebook group alone has over 800,000 followers.

More info: mystealthyfreedom.com | facebook | twitter (h/t: boredpanda)

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Last year, 3.6 million women in Iran were warned, fined or arrested for not wearing hijabs

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Journalist Masih Alinejad protested by inviting women to share pics of themselves without their veils

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“As a kid, my brother was a symbol of freedom that I didn’t have. How he was free to run in a green lovely farm”

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“Two women with head scarves, and two women without head scarves. Look at how they are free!”

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After she posted her own photos with and without a hijab veil, others followed suite

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“Some of the pictures come from young girls saying that they just want to feel the wind in their hair. It’s a simple demand”

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“My mother wants to wear a scarf. I don’t want to wear a scarf. Iran should be for both of us.”

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Alinejad’s Facebook group, My Stealthy Freedom, already has more than 820,000 followers silently protesting Iran’s hijab law

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Here’s the video interview:

Here are some of the submissions to the group:

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Martynas Klimas

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equality, facebook, feminism, gender equality, hair, hijab, hijab law, hijab protest, Iran, Iranian law, Islam, islamic hijab, islamic veil, mandatory hijab law, Masih Alinejad, moral police, My Stealthy Freedom, protesting hijab, religion, religious law, Veil, women’s rights
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