In a photo of an Iranian woman supporting her team at the World Cup, in the ID she is wearing, she’s sporting a hijab — but in the photo taken at the match, the head covering is nowhere to be found.
A female Indian chess player said she has decided to not participate in an Asian championship being held in Iran next month because she could not comply with an Iranian rule requiring women participants to wear a headscarf.
Anchors from WGN-TV questioned Hoda Katebi on her Iranian-American identity. Katebi, who went on the show to discuss her work dealing with the intersectionality of fashion and activism, as well as her photography book Tehran Streetstyle, was instead asked questions with Islamophobic overtones. What are your thoughts?” Katebi was asked by WGN-TV anchor Robin Baumgarten.
While ordinary citizens riot in the streets, as seen in the news, social media helps paint a different picture among Iran's elite class.
Over the years, women in Iran have resisted the mandatory dress code both covertly and in more daring ways, risking being apprehended and possibly punished.
Meghan Markle is no woman to shy away from bringing up issues about equality and identity, as she opened up about being a biracial actress in a piece in December last year. In an article titled ‘How Periods Affect Potential’, the actress talks about the stigma girls and women face in developing countries simply for having their periods.
A teenage girl celebrating her birthday was beaten by Iran’s morality police for wearing ripped jeans. Zahra*, who lives in Iran, told the news outlet that during the celebration in the city of Shiraz, a van of morality police drove up and tried to force her and her teenage girlfriends into the vehicle. “Their objection was to the ripped jeans that we were wearing.
The next world chess championship tournament will be held in Tehran, where women competitors will be required to don headscarves, also known as hijab.
Eight people with ties to the fashion industry were recently arrested in Iran. A government surveillance project is reportedly pursuing 29 criminal cases.
2010s beauty look from Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” Iran video. (Source: Cut.com) Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, women in Iran have been mandated by law to wear loose clothing, known as the hijab, covering the head and neck and concealing the hair. But there is a movement called “My Stealthy Freedom,” currently with over 900,000 Facebook fans, that encourages women to post photographs of themselves in public without the headcover. The campaign was founded by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, who is currently based in New York City.