This is the real face of Iranian women

This is the real face of Iranian women

Haleh Anvari – Guardian – Tuesday, 20 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) The Facebook page “Stealthy freedoms of Iranian women”, where Iranian women are sharing photos of themselves without their hijab, is attracting attention in the world’s media. That is no surprise. Iran is a country that has been represented through the garb of […]

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Story update: As of Monday May 19, 2014 the Facebook page Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women has 309,126 likes with 350,475 talking about this. (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: When Iranian woman journalist Masih Alinejad started posting on her Facebook page about the freedom she felt not wearing a […]

Meet the [Women] Mipsterz

Meet the [Women] Mipsterz

Erin Cunningham – The Daily Beast – Monday, 20 January 2014 (originally published 15 Jan) Yasmin Chebbi describes her style as edgy. She wears vibrant colors, mixes dresses with combat boots, and sports handmade jewelry. She cites her mother, a major Vogue enthusiast, as her greatest style inspiration, and loves making outfits out of pieces […]

International Museum of Women art exhibit works to dispel Muslim stereotyping

International Museum of Women art exhibit works to dispel Muslim stereotyping

Faiza Elmasry – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The online Muslima exhibition, by the International Museum of Women, highlights the individuality of Muslim women and the rich diversity of their thoughts and contributions. The exhibit’s curator says one of the goals is to dispel negative stereotypes. The Arabic word “muslima” means […]

Iraqi Women Seek a New Liberation

Iraqi Women Seek a New Liberation

Karlos Zurutuza – IPS – Wednesday, 23 January 2013 (originally published 16 Jan)   BAGHDAD, Jan 16 2013 (IPS) – From full literacy declared in the seventies, Iraq is down to 40 percent literacy for women. From the first woman prime minister and the first woman judge in the Middle East in 1959, Iraq has […]

Hijab power and song proves fruitful in the UK

Hijab power and song proves fruitful in the UK

Mette Reitzel – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: A recent parliamentary report in the UK reveals that some Muslim women are removing their headscarves and anglicizing their names to improve their chances in the job market. Two best friends featured in the upcoming documentary film Hip Hop Hijabis did the exact opposite. Born in […]

Restrictions on Islamic dress for women continue to tighten in Iran

Restrictions on Islamic dress for women continue to tighten in Iran

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: With an increased crackdown on regulations for conservative Islamic dress codes for women in Iran, female security officers, known as the ‘morality police’ have been told to step up their efforts to enforce what Tehran Police Chief Hossein Sajedinia says is “bad headscarves, bad dress, and model-type women in vulgar dress.” […]