Iranian women stage Facebook protest, let hair down

Hijab-less women have been posting selfies on the My Stealthy Freedom Facebook page, risking punishment for defying Iran's strict dress code.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 19, 2014 19:53
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A woman lets her veil fly behind her. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)

 
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Women all over Iran are letting their hair down and staging a protest by posting pictures of themselves on Facebook without their hijabs, risking imprisonment, among other punishments.

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Many of the photos on the My Stealthy Freedom Facebook page show happy bare-headed women, sometimes flying their veil behind them like a flag. Captions read things like: “Hoping for the day when our freedoms will be overt and not stealth any more. Nobody has the right to see women as their property or make decisions for them.”



The page has garnered over 300,000 likes in just over two weeks and the woman behind the page has recently launched a Twitter micro-blog.

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