My Stealthy Freedom: The Hijab in Iran and in the West

Mali, Malhar

Publisher:  Aero Magazine
Date Written:  12/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21153

An interview with Masih Alinejad, an outspoken critic of the forced hijab policy in Iran, about how the Islamic Revolution affected women, compulsory hijab laws, and her activism.


Excerpt: In the Islamic Republic, where justice is highly politicized, it remains uncertain what becomes of women who are arrested for flouting the dress code. Certain women are bussed to the Detention Centres run by the Morality Police where they are made to sign a form declaring that they will not engage in such behaviour ever after and that if they do, they are ready to face consequences.

However, it has to be borne in mind that being a woman in Iran already exposes you to a series of dangers with the political system in place.

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