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Offline Ultimate Paragon

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#MyStealthyFreedom: Iranian women defy hijab law
« on: May 19, 2014, 05:20:39 pm »

Iranian women are posting photos of themselves without the hijab on a new Facebook page launched to share “stealthy” moments of freedom from the veil.

The page – which has accumulated more than 132,000 "likes" in just a fortnight – features Iranian women joyfully revelling without their headscarves.

It was set up by Masih Alinejad, an Iranian political journalist based in the UK, who tells the BBC: “My hair was like a hostage to the government. “The government still has a lot of hostages.”

Wearing the hijab has been compulsory since the 1979 Revolution and the lack of it is punishable by fines, imprisonment or lashes.

Additionally, Facebook is banned in Iran, though as many as four million Iranians are believed to use it regularly.

“No words to say. Just that freedom is wonderfully enjoyable, even a brief moment of it,” reads a caption to one of the photos uploaded.
Cue Iranian frummers flipping their shit.

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Re: #MyStealthyFreedom: Iranian women defy hijab law
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 05:25:23 pm »
Brave women.  I hope they don't get killed.
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