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What Iranian women have to deal with in my country. This makes me feel disgusted. (Part 1/2)

Image copyright MY STEALTHY FREEDOMImage captionWomen are wearing white and discarding headscarves in protest against Iran’s dress code

A new social media campaign against a law which forces women to wear a headscarf is gaining momentum in Iran. 769 more words

So what about that headscarf?

This is probably the very first question asked by many non-Iranians I’ve met, right after they’ve found out that I’m an Iranian girl: “So you have to cover all your body, right?” 267 more words

Nowruz by Jamileh Kharrazi جمیله خرازی

برایت سال خوشحالی، که باشد حال تو عالی

برایت تخمه و فندق، طلا و نقره در صندوق
برایت پسته ها در باز، برایت خانه ای دلباز
برایت ماهی و سبزه، کبابی خوب خوشمزه
برایت پرتغال و سیب، تراول های نو در جیب
برایت اجیل و بادام، برایت خاطری آرام
برایت بهترین همسر، که بگذارد تو را بر سر
برایت ده پسر دختر، یکی از دیگری بهتر
برایت بالشی از پر، برایت کیسه های زر
برایت عطر و بوی مشک، سه گونی اسکناس خشک
برایت شربتی از قند، همیشه بر لبت لبخند
برایت کار و بار جور، خبر های خوشی از دور
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Work the System or this means Nothing

In 1979 over 100,000 women took to the streets in Iran, protesting being forced to wear a headscarf. Yes, my friends, Iran was once an up and coming secular civilization. 248 more words


A Life Lived In Colour: Why Azar Nafisi’s ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ Is Still Relevant Today

Azar Nafisi’s ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’, the story of an University Professor who resigned her post and began secretly to teach her seven students about Western Literature in her own home in post-revolution Iran, was New York Times Bestseller for one hundred and seventeen weeks. 1,968 more words