A small but meaningful rebellion against repression and for women’s rights:
Golnaz Esfandiari, who blogs about Iran for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, reports on a Facebook page where Iranian women can post photos of themselves unveiled in outdoor settings– a violation of the law of the Islamic Republic.
The hijab became compulsory following the 1979 revolution and the creation of the Islamic republic. For more than three decades, women in Iran have been wearing the veil: some voluntarily, many under threat of harassment by police, as well as fines and arrests.
Women who have posted their photos without the veil on a public page could be arrested for breaking the law. But they don’t seem to care. They appear happy about their brief moments of freedom and defiance.